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Old 02-06-2007, 11:54 PM   #1
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Wine and XFree86


Trying to install Wine on a new install of RHEL 4.3, it tells me that I don't have XLib/XF86 devel packages. So I d/l the binaries for XF86 and install it. Unfortunately, I'm still getting the error message when trying to install Wine. Can anybody point me in the right direction?
 
Old 02-07-2007, 12:09 AM   #2
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Great, I've killed Gnome! Woohoo. Some research (which I should have done earlier) indicates I should have been downloading the developer packages for XFree, not installing XFree. At least I think so. Great, reinstallation time I guess.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 12:18 AM   #3
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yes, lots of distros love, for no real reason, to package things into two parts, binaries and their associated necessary files, and includes necessary for doing your own compiling. Anytime they want a "devel" package, they are referring to the includes and/or other files that where deemed unnecessary by people who believe no user should ever compile something.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 12:23 AM   #4
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That's fine - up to the point where a program I'm installing wants those packages. Bah.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 12:26 AM   #5
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Uh, assuming I downloaded those devel packages, how do I register them with my system so other programs can find 'em?
 
Old 02-07-2007, 12:30 AM   #6
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Ah, depends on what is in them, shouldn't the package manager do this for you?

Include files should be placed in the include directory, the compiler will search thru all include directories. Any libraries are the same, they are placed in a library directory, and the linker will locate them. Im not sure about how the compiler does its searches, but the linker is called ld.so, and /etc/ld.so.conf (or something like that) is the config file where you can in other directories to be searched for libraries, i believe the linker needs to be run after each library installation so it can index it or something.

Why, any errors yet? I doubt there would be at that stage, but you never know.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 12:33 AM   #7
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Hmm, tbh I've never touched rpm ^-^. Time to go learn how to use it.
 
Old 02-07-2007, 12:33 AM   #8
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If you pick a distribution like Gentoo, compiling programs is very easy.

IMHO, latest version of WINE is awful. I prefer the old CVS versions because they are not dependent on GUI to configure it. Present WINE project is going in the wrong direction because it needs a GUI program to configure which I hate.
 
  


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