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Old 11-30-2003, 04:02 PM   #1
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Wine Installation


what are the steps in installing wine? i did the ./configure and then it told me to do make depend && make or sumthing like that... then what do i do now?.. i read the readme but i cant find it!!!


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Old 11-30-2003, 06:12 PM   #2
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download a rpm package and install it.
 
Old 11-30-2003, 06:56 PM   #3
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well dude... you run RedHat 9, which means you can just download the RPM

goto the win website, download the rpm then in console type

rpm -i whatever.rpm

or

just right click the file and select "install"

the config files are in etc/wine
 
Old 12-01-2003, 01:02 PM   #4
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Wine

You said to configure...what file do you run to configure...i downloaded wine-20030408.tar.qz...is that all i need..I'm Running RH9
 
Old 12-01-2003, 05:18 PM   #5
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are you new to linux dude?...

under windows you were probably use to .exe files to install software.. or just putting a cd in and it pops up automatically...

under linux there are 2 ways to install programs...

1: From source... (source = the raw program, which needs to be compiled to install)
2: From binary ... (a packaged installation made specifically for your linux distribution ... etc redhat)

source applications usually come as tar.qz
binary applications for RH come as .rpm

To install from source under RH9 right-click on the file and select extract... then either READ THE README FILE, or type this in console

./configure
./make
./make install

-those 3 lines will install the program,

-using a package you just type

rpm -uvH whatever.rpm

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I would strongly recommend that you read the documentation that comes with wine.. you'll understand alot more about what you're doing!


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"You said to configure...what file do you run to configure...i downloaded wine-20030408.tar.qz...is that all i need..I'm Running RH9"

Unfortunately linux is not point and click.. if you would rather use a basic operating system I recommend XP.. linux is only for the pros and those who wish to learn.
 
Old 12-01-2003, 05:21 PM   #6
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by the way... all the configuration for wine is in txt files...

do you remember notepad in windows? thats basically the equivilent to your control panel in linux, redhat does come with alot of admin guis made for you.. but please remember that all these do is edit a text file and run a few commands in console! nothing more!

back in the day all configuration was dont by keyboard....

basically think about it like this.....

your mouse has 3 maybe 5 buttons if you're lucky
your keyboard has over 50
you have ten fingures...
one is more efficient
 
Old 12-01-2003, 05:22 PM   #7
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also... most of your computers config files are in /etc ! remember this!

for instance... etc/fstab is your mount config file..
 
Old 12-02-2003, 08:50 AM   #8
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Okay, Thanks for all the info....Wine is showing up on my services. it shows to be running...Another question, i have a program on a diskette that has a install.exe....i double click on the file but nothing happens...If i have to run it through console...what command do i use the read the file thru the floppy?
 
Old 12-02-2003, 09:14 AM   #9
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Originally posted by hornet74
Okay, Thanks for all the info....Wine is showing up on my services. it shows to be running...Another question, i have a program on a diskette that has a install.exe....i double click on the file but nothing happens...If i have to run it through console...what command do i use the read the file thru the floppy?
Probably a dumb question on my part, but did you mount the floppy?
 
Old 12-02-2003, 09:28 AM   #10
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Of Course....I ran wine install and it started doing something with the file...it got to 100 % and took me to a prompt.....I quess it installed the program, where would it put the program if it did work...i looked in the directory but, no program...YES, my floppy is mounted...
 
  


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