[Wine] Re: documentation for beginners ?`
richard noel fell
fell at brandeis.edu
Mon Mar 19 00:52:14 CDT 2007
Thanks for the instructions. I will try and see what happens. Also, I
have downloaded the user's guide. I will battle through it again and
look for other sources of information.
David Rowell wrote:
> In order to have Synaptic "automagically" update Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
> version of Wine you will have to edit the file '/etc/apt/sources.list'
> to include a different repository. If I recall correctly this is how
> its done - correct me if I'm wrong folks!
> First make a backup copy of the file - just in case.
> Then edit the file: [sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list]
> 1 - put a # in the first character of any lines referencing wine to
> "comment them out" [you may not have any]
> 2 - add the following 2 lines to the end of the file [copy & paste
> works fine] and save it
> deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt dapper main
> deb-src http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt dapper main
> Start Synaptic and click Reload. Then make a search for wine. Select
> and update wine & libwine. I'd suggest also installing wine-dev &
> libwine-dev which may well be needed by some programs.
> I also second Danile's suggestion of becoming friendly with the o/l
> documentation. My repository suggestion is in the site there somewhere.
> Dave Rowell
> richard noel fell wrote:
>> Daniel -
>> Following your suggestion, I removed the config file and started
>> afresh and all seems to work as expected. I am using wine 0.9.9 and
>> installed via synaptic.
>> More question to come,
>> Daniel Skorka wrote:
>>> richard noel fell <fell at brandeis.edu> wrote:
>>>> Is there any documentation that instructs a beginner how to
>>>> configure (and the logic behind) wine and the steps necessary to
>>>> install windows software? I have the user's guide but it does lack
>>>> much, particularly what is going on.
>>> "User's guide" as in http://winehq.org/site/docs/wineusr-guide/index ?
>>>> I am using ubuntu 6.06 and have presumably installed wine
>>> What wine version and how did you install it?
>>>> However, I cannot configure the system. A typical error message is,
>>>> upon invoking winecfg, is:
>>>> Warning: the specified Windows directory L"c:\\windows" is not
>>>> Warning: the specified System directory L"c:\\windows\\system32" is
>>>> not accessible.
>>> In a correct, fresh install of wine, this does not happen. Try
>>> 'rm -fr ~/.wine'
>>> If that doesn't help, there is something wrong with your wine
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