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1337 05-01-2009 02:03 AM

Installing wine on slackware
This should be a simple thing, but when I download the wine slackware binary, and run slackpkg install wine-1.0.tgz, it looks like its installing, but its all really weird characters (non-readable). What am I missing or doing wrong? Please help :)

Also if I do installpkg ./wine-1.0-i486-1kjz.tgz I get the following, but wine is not installed...

Installing package wine-1.0-i486-1kjz-1...
Executing install script for wine-1.0-i486-1kjz-1...

oops nevermind looks like that did install it. but I'm sure ill have more questions in a minute ;)

MS3FGX 05-01-2009 08:25 PM

Where did you download this package? From the filename I am going to guess

On Slackware you should really try to avoid unofficial binaries as much as possible, and build everything you can from source using SlackBuilds. While this does take longer than simply installing a .tgz, you can be sure that the package will actually work and is built against all of the proper libraries that are on your system.

1337 05-01-2009 11:06 PM

Thanks for the tip. I had tried the wine.SlackBuild, but it didn't seem to work as intended (i forget what happened). I ended up install using installpkg and the official binary release from winehq. Is this recommended or should i reinstall with the slackbuild?

H_TeXMeX_H 05-02-2009 05:58 AM

I usually just compile wine from source myself, it produces the best results. Use the development version, I would recommend.

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