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Old 12-25-2003, 09:42 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
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Wine Help!!!!!

Hey, has anyone compiled wine from source???? Im really stuck, ive been trying to do it for soo long but it just doesnt work.

First i login as user and tar zxpf (filename)
then ./configure
make depend
logout, then login as root, make install
logout then login as user ./wineinstall

i dont know what to do next??
am i doing it right so far??
what do i do next??

Old 12-25-2003, 10:54 PM   #2
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To actually run wine?

wine <win32 executable here>
Old 12-26-2003, 12:00 AM   #3
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Yeah I never had a problem with just running wine with what you said there and then "wine" followed by the .exe file. If you have any trouble with it after that, not to sound like an ass, but try the documentation on the wine site, from what I remember, it's fairly good (though it's been about a year since I actually used anything with wine).

Also, you can try "su -c 'make install'" instead of logging out and then logging back in. And from what I remember (and this is back when I ran RH9, the oaf of a distro) I was running wine as a Daemon -- but then again, the memory's not what it used to be.

Old 12-26-2003, 12:06 AM   #4
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for a very simple way to compile wine from source is to use their installer

from the base of the wine directory, (ie, doing cd /home/user/wine-20031212), type ./tools/wineinstall, and it will tell you exactly what to do and exactly what is going on

it will even prompt you for root password to do install, and then exit from root and setup your fake windows drive

after that, type wine, and see if you get a message that says the wine version and a list of commands

then try wine notepad (it will take some time the first time because it will build a font cache) and winemine, (and try regedit as well) and if those work, then wine is most likely built and configured correctly

some simple programs to test wine's functionality are winamp, mirc, and ws_ftp

if you are ready for a bit of challenge, try installing a game like warcraft3 or the original red alert (both which work with a bit of tinkering with ~/.wine/config)
Old 12-26-2003, 12:13 AM   #5
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Ok, its late now, so ill wait until tomorrow. what i did acctually is i ./configured then make then make install then i did the ./wineinstall
i think im gonna delete everything and start all over and just do the ./wineinstall and ill see where that takes me.



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