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Old 10-19-2003, 12:29 PM   #1
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wine and winesetuptk working well with slackware 9.0 and slackware 9.1

hi i am new to linux and feel the need to still use windows apps and had alot of trouble
setting up linux and wine so i wrote this to remind myself in the future in case i need a reference point i also thought it might help others as i have read a lot of posts with people talking about having trouble setting up wine to as i was searching myself.

before you install wine make sure users have have access to mount and read any windows partitons in in your etc/fstab here is an example of line from my fstab
/dev/hda1 /mnt/win98 vfat umask=0200,quiet 0 0
install unpack wine to somewhere a user has normal permisions as you will not be able to install from root like your home directory
tar -xvzf Wine-20030813.tar.gz
then su password chmod a+r+w wine-20030813
then cd to wine-20030813
wine comes with an install script to guide you just run this command ./tools/wineinstall more info in the README and docs
then it will ask you to continue the rest of install as root type yes it may take some time to compile. after this it wil auto detect any windows partitions and choose the best one i never really have got wine to work unless i have used winesetuptk i had a bit of trouble getting winesetuptk to work in slackware until i tried this i got a winesetuptk.rpm from sorceforge and did this
as root type

rpm2tgz winesetuptk-0.6.1-b.i586.rpm

then tar xvzf rpm2tgz winesetuptk-0.6.1-b.i586.tgz

the cd to to a directory it unpacked called usr/bin then you will find a binary file named winesetuptk i then simply executed the file ./winesetuptk the progarm ran straight away i copied it to somwhere and added a link to my desktop with this program you can edit the the configuration files of wine and add and remove dlls local registry enries and windows registry entries

once you have setup wine you must type wine full/path/to/the/program.exe to run the program not everthing will work however i think you can change settings accordingly for different appz the smaller the app the better chance also if you try installing the app with wine it may iomport the registry entries i have made shortcuts that work by making a tiny shell script
wine path/to/program.exe

this is important to me as i am new to linux and dont want to give up all my comforts at once there are a lot of things i havent tried yet that i want to
but so far i have got getright 4.5e, mirc6.03, perfect chessmate and kasparov chess to work and maybe a couple of others if any one else has had some good success with wine and has somthing to add post it here i would be interested to find out.

Last edited by oobe; 10-19-2003 at 12:39 PM.


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