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Re: [LINUX_Newbies] Whining About Wine

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  • Scott
    ... In wine, at least on a 64 bit system, I have $HOME (referring to my home directory, for example, if your user name is chris, it would be /home/chris, or,
    Message 1 of 9 , Feb 10, 2013
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      On Sun, Feb 10, 2013 at 05:52:34AM -0700, Chris Trask wrote:
      > >
      > > >
      > > > > I just run wine <path-to-setup.exe>file. It will then almost always give
      > > > > some errors, but if I'm lucky, I'll see that I now have a
      > > > > $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/whatever
      > > > >
      > > >
      > > > I take it that command line is written in the terminal function.
      > >
      > > That's correct. You shouldn't have to use sudo either, it should install
      > > the application in your .wine directory. Note the period before the
      > > directory name, that means it is a hidden file.
      > >


      > !!!!! That part I did not know. I assumed that it was going to be in the C:\Program Files folder. So it may already be there. I'll have a look later after some parts arrive. I'm swapping between two hard drives (one with Win7 and the other with Linux) and I'm concerned about damaging one of them, so I have a spare adapter strip and caddy for this Dell laptop in the mail.

      In wine, at least on a 64 bit system, I have $HOME (referring to my home
      directory, for example, if your user name is chris, it would be
      /home/chris, or, depending upon distribution, /usr/home/chris--the home
      directory is also frequently referred to with a tilde, such as ~ to
      represent /home/chris), so at any rate, you should have

      ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files


      and, on a 64 bit system


      ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)

      So, it may be in there. If it is, you may be able to run it with

      wine <path_to_application>

      Note that with spaces in a name, it's easier to use tab completion--that
      is, type wine ~/.wine/driv (and hit the tab key, to let completion fill in
      the drive_c)/Prog (hit the tab key to let it fill in the backslash to
      escape the face in the file name, so it will look like

      wine ./wine/drive_c/Program\ Files

      and so on.


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    • highskywhy@yahoo.de
      good morning thank You for email. In Linuxbooks is writen wine always makes problems. Is this true? regards Sophie
      Message 2 of 9 , Feb 13, 2013
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        good morning
        thank You for email.
        In Linuxbooks is writen
        wine always makes problems.
        Is this true?
        regards
        Sophie


        Am 09.02.2013 23:46, schrieb Chris Trask:
        > I've been trying to install LinuxMint 14.1 and Wine on a Dell laptop.
        > Took me a week of on and off effort to realize that the real instructions
        > were in the fine print. Despite that, I did manage to get them both
        > installed.
        >
        > Now I'm having all sorts of trouble installing a Windows application.
        > I've tried twice, using the applications setup.exe file. It goes through
        > all of the proper setup stages, asking for this and that plus the serial
        > number. When it's done, there isn't a single item loaded on the hard drive
        > and the icon in the program list diappears when you click on it.
        >
        > Reading the instructions in the Wine user guide, page 8 has what seems
        > to three or four different methods for installing Windows applications, and
        > those instructions are just a bit cryptic. After two tries, I know that the
        > first one of just using the setup.exe file does not work.
        >
        > So, how do you install a Windows application on a machine with LinuxMint
        > and Wine installed when the application has a setup.exe file?
        >
        > Chris
        >
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