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Old 04-05-2008, 01:22 AM   #1
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Wine in PCLinux OS

Has anyone successfully installed Wine in PCL?
I have two systems on the same OS. In one system, after selecting the Wine package for install and a 45 MB download, I get an error that the RPM database is not accessible. After learning online that a restart rectifies this problem, I found that post-restart the Wine package is displayed as not installed in the rpm manager. When I reselect Wine for install, the download size becomes 150 MB, and now includes irrelevant apps like Adobe Reader. Post download and installation, I do get the Wine in the programs menu, but launching it restarts X - no errors, or splash screen displayed.
So I thought of installing Wine in the other system. So far it has followed the same route. After the RPM database not accessible error, I am not keen to sit through another 150 MB download.

I would like to know the location where the downloaded packages are stored locally ( I have set the rpm manager to save downloaded packages).
I would like to know how to remove the remnants of an installation, when the program does not appear in the rpm manager.
Any help on installing Wine in PC L is also welcome.
Old 04-05-2008, 09:40 AM   #2
Ace Blackwell
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Wine in Slackware

I didn't have a problem getting the Kpackage manager to see my down load however, mine wasn't even close to a 150meg file. Mine was 12+ meg in the tgz format and uncompressed it was only 64+meg. Are you sure you've got the right file? I know that rpm format may be a little different than tgz but you wouldn't think it would take that much more to get it installed into RH.

However, the issue I'm having is Wine is extremely slow. The fact that it's slow is one of the reasons I went from Linux Mint to Slackware. I was thinking Linux Mint might have been a little sluggish.

Maybe it's just my configuration. Is there a way to speed the processing up on wine from some default level?


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Old 04-06-2008, 10:49 AM   #3
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A couple of uninstall reinstal cycles later, I have wine running, finally. The last installation also threw up the rpm database not found error, but the application is working fine.

Ace : I am not an expert in this field, yet..... If the distro is sluggish it would follow that every app would be too. If you see too much disk activity, the sluggishness could be because of insufficient RAM, causing a lot of hard disk access. Try stopping unwanted apps to free RAM.
WRT wine : Try uninstalling and reinstalling, or try using a different version.


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