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Old 04-06-2004, 01:38 PM   #1
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WineX CVS on Fedora

I've been trying to install the current WineX available via cvs on my Fedora Core 1 system.

1: I have Windows XP on a serapate drive.
2: I have access to the NTFS partition (readonly ). so i copied the whole windows filesystems to /home/winex/c
3: I've made a softlink to /home/winex/c as /mnt/windows

when I ./tools/wineinstall it goes thru the whole compile, then...
You are running as root.  Do you want a local config file,
file, ~/.wine/config, created?
(yes/no) yes
Searching for an existing Windows installation... not found. (no matching /etc/fstab mount entry found)
Windows was not found on your system, so I assume you want
a Wine-only installation. Am I correct?
(yes/no) yes
Configuring Wine without Windows.
Some fake Windows directories must be created, to hold any .ini files, DLLs,
start menu entries, and other things your applications may need to install.
Where would you like your fake C drive to be placed?
(default is /c) /home/winex/c
Configuring Wine for a no-windows install in /home/winex/c...
Created /root/.wine/config using default Wine configuration.
You probably want to review the file, though.
Compiling regapi...
gcc -c  -I. -I. -I../../include -I../../include  -g -O2 -Wall -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -fno-keep-static-consts -D__const=const -fno-strict-aliasing -D__int8=char -D__int16=short -D__int32=int "-D__int64=long long" -fPIC -DSTRICT -DNONAMELESSUNION -DNONAMELESSSTRUCT  -D_REENTRANT -I/usr/X11R6/include -o regapi.o regapi.c
ld -r  regapi.o      -o regapi.tmp.o
strip --strip-unneeded regapi.tmp.o
LD_LIBRARY_PATH="../../unicode:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH" ../../tools/winebuild/winebuild -fPIC -L../../dlls -sym regapi.tmp.o -o regapi.spec.c -spec ./regapi.spec
gcc -c  -I. -I. -I../../include -I../../include  -g -O2 -Wall -mpreferred-stack-boundary=2 -fno-keep-static-consts -D__const=const -fno-strict-aliasing -D__int8=char -D__int16=short -D__int32=int "-D__int64=long long" -fPIC -DSTRICT -DNONAMELESSUNION -DNONAMELESSSTRUCT  -D_REENTRANT -I/usr/X11R6/include -o regapi.spec.o regapi.spec.c
gcc -shared  -Wl,-Bsymbolic regapi.spec.o  regapi.o      -o -L../../library -lwine  -lm
rm -f regapi && ln -s ../../wine regapi
Preparing to install default Wine registry entries...
Installing default Wine registry entries...
wine: chdir to /root/.wine/wineserver-Seraphim : No such file or directory
Registry install failed.
So where exactly is winex looking for my windows installation? if it's not /mnt/windows, /mnt/window, /mnt/dos, /mnt/win, /mnt/winxp or /mnt/biteme

Then it dies when it can't find /root/.wine/wineserver-Seraphim... so I mkdir... After that it can't find ...wineserver-Seraphim/socket. but that's not a directory and I don't know how to make it.

Iin other words.. HELP ME!!! before I shoot it
Old 04-06-2004, 01:51 PM   #2
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I think you're misinterpreting the whole WINE thing. WINE is used to run Windows programs (albeit not very well most of the times) and WineX is a fork of WINE designed specifically to run games. I've never had much luck with CVS WineX, and it looks like that's where the problem is. The script is looking for the file /root/.wine/wineserver-Seraphim but can't find it. My best guess is that the script does not create that file and fails when it looks for it. If you can, get an earlier CVS version (not sure how) and try that. By the way, are you trying to run a Windows game or app?
Old 04-06-2004, 06:50 PM   #3
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i've used the basic wine before with limited success for just applications...

winex would be purely for gaming purposes.

i managed to get it working ages ago with Redhat 7 or 8. but I've long since forgotten how.

i think it might be the fact that i'm using NTFS, and winex is searching fstab for a vfat entry that contains windows 98 or something... i have a spare hdd somewhere so i'll stick win98 on that and see what happenes. but i do so love their documentation... run this do this and that's it, you're all set... :sigh:


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