Docs Update Phase 1, Patch 4
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Fri Nov 8 19:20:52 CST 2002
Rearranged code to make it more readable.
Added in Redhat install instructions, and made note in Other Distro's section
to check the Redhat page if you are using Mandrake, as it is Redhat-based.
Updated FTP list in the docs, only 1 link different from the most recent
Added instructions on un-tarring, compiling, and installing wine from a
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RCS file: /home/wine/wine/documentation/getting.sgml,v
retrieving revision 1.5
diff -u -r1.5 getting.sgml
--- getting.sgml 24 Jul 2002 03:00:02 -0000 1.5
+++ getting.sgml 9 Nov 2002 01:06:05 -0000
@@ -19,10 +19,10 @@
though, about mixing packages between different distributions,
and even from different versions of the same distribution.
Often a package will only work on the distribution it's
- compiled for. We'll cover <link
- linkend="getting-dist-debian">Debian</link>, <link
- linkend="getting-dist-redhat">Redhat</link>, and <link
- linkend="getting-dist-other">other</link> distributions.
+ compiled for. We'll cover
+ <link linkend="getting-dist-debian">Debian</link>,
+ <link linkend="getting-dist-redhat">Redhat</link>, and
+ <link linkend="getting-dist-other">other</link> distributions.
If you're not lucky enough to have a package available for
@@ -96,9 +96,9 @@
$ su -
-<emphasis><Type in root password></emphasis>
+<emphasis><Type in root password></emphasis>
# cd /home/user
-# dpkg -i wine_0.0.20000109-3.deb
+# dpkg -i wine_0.0.20021031-1.deb
You may also want to install the
@@ -116,13 +116,27 @@
rpmfind.net</ulink> to track down available Wine RPM binaries.
<ulink url="http://rpmfind.net/linux/RPM/WByName.html"> This
page</ulink> contains a list of all rpmfind packages that start with
- the letter "W", including a few Wine packages
+ the letter "W", including a few Wine packages.
- <!-- *** Should really flesh this out more! Any Redhat-running
- *** volunteers?
+ Of course now that you have the RPM package, you may be wondering
+ "What in the world do I do with this thing?".
+ The easiest way to install an RPM is to make sure that you have not
+ previously installed wine (perhaps, when you installed linux)
+ and then switch to the directory you downloaded the rpm file to.
+ Once there, type this one command as root:
+# rpm -ivh wine-20020605-2.i386.rpm
+ You may also want to install the
+ <systemitem>wine-devel</systemitem> package.
@@ -142,7 +156,14 @@
tracking down miscellaneous distribution packages.
- <!-- *** Add other distributions, e.g., Mandrake, SUSE, Slackware *** -->
+ NOTE: If you are running a Mandrake system, please see the page
+ on how to get wine for a
+ <link linkend="getting-dist-redhat">Redhat</link> system,
+ as Mandrake is based on Redhat.
+ <!-- *** Add other distributions, e.g., SUSE, Slackware *** -->
@@ -162,7 +183,7 @@
FTP archives. An up to date listing is in the <ulink
file in the Wine distribution (which you would have if you
- already downloaded it). Here is a (possibly out of date) list
+ already downloaded it). Here is a list
of FTP servers carrying Wine:
@@ -182,8 +203,8 @@
- <ulink url="ftp://sunsite.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/pub/Linux/sunsite.unc.edu/ALPHA/wine/development/">
+ <ulink url="ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/unix/linux/mirrors/sunsite.unc.edu/ALPHA/wine/development/">
@@ -201,10 +222,24 @@
- FIXME: Explain how to un-tar, compile, and install Wine from a tarball.
+ Once you have downloaded this, you must first compile wine, and then install it.
+ To do this is not very hard. First switch to the directory containing the file
+ you just downloaded. Then extract the source with (e.g.):
+# tar xzvf wine-20021031.tar.gz
+ Then, switch to the directory that was created and compile it by typing (e.g.):
+ NOTE: You must make sure that you are not the superuser (root) when doing this,
+ and that you have write permission to the directory that was created by the tar
+ command as well as all of its subdirectories and files..
@@ -312,7 +347,7 @@
look like a patch.
- The <parameter>-p0</parameter> option to <command>patch</command>
+ The <parameter>-p0</parameter> option to <command>patch</command>
tells it to keep the full file name from the patch file. For example,
if the file name in the patch file was
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