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Old 06-28-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
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Question How to use wine to install a program called E-sword on ubuntu


Hi pls answer as detailed as possible i have no clu about this wine thing i cant even install it...I am a complete beginner!!!!
 
Old 06-28-2011, 04:00 PM   #2
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can't install wine or esword?
use synaptic or aptitude or similar to install wine.
then run command 'winecfg' and configure it.
then run 'wine setup.exe'
 
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Old 06-28-2011, 04:18 PM   #3
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*bites down on temptation to make an anti god-botherer comment*

You might find it easier to use some of the linux native bible software, rather than using e-sword and WINE.

Xiphos, BibleTime and The SWORD Project are the ones I hear about the most, not that I pay much attention to bible software.

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Old 06-28-2011, 05:12 PM   #4
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Bibletime is nice, it uses the SWOrD project for books.
 
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can't install wine or esword?
use synaptic or aptitude or similar to install wine.
then run command 'winecfg' and configure it.
then run 'wine setup.exe'
do i do that in the terminal (I have ubuntu 8)
 
Old 06-29-2011, 04:35 AM   #6
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Hi pls answer as detailed as possible i have no clu about this wine thing i cant even install it...I am a complete beginner!!!!
have you installed wine on your system...??
do you have executable file of the program E-sword...??
 
Old 06-29-2011, 04:55 AM   #7
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have you installed wine on your system...??
do you have executable file of the program E-sword...??
Q1=NO
and
Q2=YES
 
Old 06-29-2011, 04:59 AM   #8
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Q1=NO
and
Q2=YES
you first need to install wine....

1) download wine for your specific distro
after that all executable files will be automatically associated to run with wine after installing it...
2) install E-sword same way as you used to do in windows...

for more support about using wine visit here
 
Old 06-29-2011, 06:40 AM   #9
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you first need to install wine....

1) download wine for your specific distro
after that all executable files will be automatically associated to run with wine after installing it...
From your link-

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Download Ubuntu packages - binary and source .debs for Ubuntu Karmic (9.10), Lucid (10.04 LTS), Maverick (10.10), and Natty (11.04)
It probably should still work with ubuntu 8.04 or 8.10, but it might not as well.

BTW, 8.10 is totally out of support, 8.04 is still supported, for the server (no desktop) version. Ubuntu 8.XX should not be used for a desktop now in my opinion. It would be better to get a newer version that is still 100% supported- 10.04, 10.10, 11.04. Or change distro.

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do i do that in the terminal (I have ubuntu 8)
Yes, it should be done in the terminal. But the proper command would help-

sudo apt-get install wine

As far as I know, if you have 8.04 the repos should still be up, but with 8.10 they will not so you cant 'apt-get install' anything.

If you can still get the repos, why not install a linux native bible? Either of these commands should still work, if the repos are up-

sudo apt-get install gnomesword
sudo apt-get install bibletime

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