[Wine] Re: Trying to install wine on ubuntu
djrpublic at cfl.rr.com
Mon Mar 19 00:53:49 CDT 2007
If you've gone no further than your first post: click Places > Home
Folder then View > Show Hidden Files Find a folder called ".wine" and
delete it, yes the "." is needed. Folders beginning with "." are hidden.
Do not even think of installing / using Wine Tools it isn't necessary
and is out of date (Wine is updated every week or so).
Then click System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager Give your
password. When Synaptic's window opens click Search, enter "wine" in
the box, search. Click the check box for wine then install - repeat for
libwine, wine-dev and libwine-dev also. When the boxes are all checked
click Apply. That will install a working version of wine on your computer.
Now to update it: Fire up Synaptic again. Click settings > Repositories
> + Add Click Custom and paste these 2 lines (one at a time) in the box:
deb http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt dapper main
deb-src http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt dapper main
When you've added those repositories back out to the main window and
click Reload. That should (at this point I can't follow along myself
anymore) give you the opportunity to update wine and wine-dev - do it.
Click Applications > Accessories > Terminal Enter "winecfg" and hit
enter. That will establish the proper wine directory structure and
set-up Wine's Windows registry.
Synaptic will now keep Wine updated for you. Every time Wine is updated
you should open a Terminal window and type "wineprefixcreate" and tap
Enter. That will insure that the registry etc. is properly updated.
Now would be a great time to go to the Wine web page and read the user
manual. Really! Try it - it helps!
Clicking System > ?Help > ?System Documentation and searching for "wine"
will show links to information installed on your machine most of which
will probably be gibberish to you at this point.
To install a program you'll need to open a terminal and navigate to the
program's setup or install file's folder then
I've set-up a folder in my home folder to hold install programs for
applications I want to run under Wine so I don't scatter 'em all over
That about right Daniel?
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