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Old 03-23-2004, 11:19 PM   #1
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Having wine AND winex?

will this screw up everything? sorry but im a noob :S

edit: oops this should be in the software section :S

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Old 03-24-2004, 12:22 AM   #2
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Old 03-24-2004, 02:34 AM   #3
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reiss is right both are separate and ive had both running without any problems
Old 03-24-2004, 03:54 AM   #4
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Doesn't this involve how you install both separately?

For instance, if you install WineX CVS (and/or Wine) from a script obtained from WineX Tips N Tricks, all of the versions of Wine and WineX that you install will be specifically installed in separate directories, so they can all be run concurrently (at the same time) without interfering with each other.

However, if you install the regular binary of Wine (from and (for example), the compiled binary of WineX CVS from, in my experience, they do conflict (or perhaps I just think that they do because the WineX binary is also called 'wine'. But I think that the libs also go to /usr/lib/wine or whatever, just like the "normal" Wine libs). If you compile WineX from CVS yourself, using /tools/.wineinstall, I'm pretty sure that everything goes to the same place as for Wine, since .wineinstall is a Wine script, unless Transgaming modified it.

I've never used the commercial WineX and Point2Play, so I don't know where they install to, but I can believe that it would be a bunch of "winex" or "winex3" directories, so that would probably be OK, if that is the case.

Anyway, as you can tell, I haven't researched this thorougly, but even in my several attempts to install both Wine and WineX (in order to find one that works reasonably well for my needs, or use them both, each for the programs they work best for), I have noticed that conflicts can occur, if one is not careful/paying attention, depending on where you've gotten them from.
Old 03-24-2004, 02:09 PM   #5
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Both works fine for me..... Photoshop 7 with Wine and games with WineX
The only thing that buggers me is that Point2Play is a sucker after getting wine..
not that it does matter, since i'm installing from e-term anyway


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