[Wine]Re: Does README have any connection to reality?
motub at planet.nl
Thu Mar 3 10:28:32 CST 2005
Lasse Kaihlavirta wrote:
>>>...huh? There is no "tools" directory (not to mention "wineinstall")
>>>anywhere to be found? I only have "usr" and "install" directories?
>>No, there is no "tools" directory, because you have downloaded a
>>precompiled binary for Slackware 10, rather than the source files, which
>>would be compiled and installed in the way the readme describes.
>>If you are in fact running Slack 10, use your package manager to install
>>the *.tgz normally.
>>If you are not running Slack 10, then download the correct binary for
>>your distribution, or download the source tarball and compile Wine, if
>>you would like to do that instead.
>>Hope this helps.
> Yes, much, thanks. The bottom line would then be to simply ignore the README
> and do what I'd do anyway... which I initially suspected. Just makes me
> wonder what is the point of having a misleading README in those downloads in
> the first place...
Well, since one normally should not "open" a Slackware binary installer,
the user should never see it anyway. It's most likely left over from the
maintainer's compilation of the package from source for distribution.
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