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Old 06-18-2005, 05:27 PM   #1
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How to install wine on Slackware

I am using Slackware and wish to install Wine using the package available of the slackware distro at:

I downloaded the file
and untarred it using tar zxf, but it did not create the usual configure executable and makefile that are generally used to install programs. I am a noob at installing third party software on Linux. Could anyone please helo me out?

Also, when installing Slackware, I pretty much chose to install every software package offered. Is it possible that wine is already on my system? Where would it be, and where does the Slackware setup put programs it installs on your system (I could have sworn I installed Xemacs, but it is nowhere to be found.).

Thanks for any help.
Old 06-18-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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download, and

installpkg Wine-20050419-i486-10.1-nodebug.tgz
To check what packages you have installed, type
Old 06-18-2005, 07:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the advice. Now that I have installed wine, how can I use it to view a .chm file?
Old 06-18-2005, 07:50 PM   #4
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The file you downloaded from SourceForge is a Slackpackage.
You install Slackpackages by issuing, as root, "installpkg <packagename>"
...just to make what the other poster said a little bit more clear.

Slackware does not come with Wine, and it just has emacs-nox. When
issuing "pkgtool" as xushi said, you must run it as root, and then choose
View. It will scan your system and list what's installed.

You should read some Slackware documentation to help you learn:
The Revised Slackware Book Project
Slackware Linux Basics
Old 06-18-2005, 09:19 PM   #5
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Okay, I am trying to view a .chm file using wine. I copied the program hh.exe into /root/.wine/drive-C/Program files
however, wehn i attempt to execute it with the command
wine hh.exe
the following error message comes up:

err:module:import_dll Library BROWSEUI.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Program Files\\hh.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Program Files\\hh.exe" failed, status c0000135

does anyone know how to fix this problem?
thanks for the help.
Old 06-18-2005, 10:01 PM   #6
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theres an app for linux called xchm that will read those files.


if thats all you needed wine for i would uninstall wine and just install xchm. i used it for a while when i needed it. worked like it should.



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