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Old 03-03-2004, 03:07 PM   #1
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visual studio on wine

I am trying to install microsoft visual studio .net on linux with wine. if i go into my cd dir and click "setup.exe" i get:

Setup was unable to copy the file H:\ to your temporary directory. Please
make sure that this file exists and rerun setup.

this happens after it says: Setup is starting ...
and a progress bar goes across.

this is the section of my wine config pertaining to my cd drive:

[Drive H]
"Path" = "/mnt/CD-RW"
"Type" = "cdrom"
"Label" = "CD-Rom"
"Filesystem" = "win95"
"Device" = "/dev/cdroms/cdrom1"

i don't know if this is where the problem lies, but if anybody knows where it lies, or what is wrong with this please tell me thanx,
Old 03-03-2004, 03:21 PM   #2
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This is a really dumb question, but is your CD mounted?
Old 03-03-2004, 03:31 PM   #3
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Why ON EARTH would you want to install Visual on Linux?
Old 03-03-2004, 03:32 PM   #4
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yes my cdrom is mounted,

i just installed winesetuptk and got it to config everything, but same problem

I am installing it because i am required to write applications for windows and i don't know of any other way
Old 03-03-2004, 03:37 PM   #5
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i am wondering if winex would do the trick, does it do anything differently?
Old 03-03-2004, 04:16 PM   #6
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Visual Studio is such a large complex suite of applications, that I doubt you'll have much success through Wine. You'll probably have odd problems with any progs you make through it, and you'd have to figure out whether it's your code or Wine's. If you're going to make applications for Windows using Visual Studio, it's probably best to setup a dual-boot and just code on the platform you're making apps for. If you want a good open source alternative to Windows, you might try checking out Cygwin, which gives you a whole GNU environment where you can compile your code made in Linux on Windows (using gcc). This is how you can run those rare bits of Free Software that are ony available for a Unix environment (I've even heard KDE can run through Cygwin). Downside is I'm pretty sure whoever wants to run your app would have to have Cygwin installed. Your apps would kind of be like that Transgaming "port" of The Sims, where you still had to have WineX installed, since, although it was compiled as a native binary, it still used Win32 APIs which were in WineX's libs.


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