Why would Installshield want WINSPOOL.DRV

Uwe Bonnes bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de
Thu Oct 24 14:29:23 CDT 2002

>>>>> "David" == David Goodenough <David.Goodenough at dga.co.uk> writes:

    David> I was asked by my son to install a couple of games for him on his
    David> Linux laptop.  Wine is installed (at the current Debian unstable
    David> level) but when I try to run the installer, which says it is
    David> InstallShield, it gets to 99% and stops, and the console says
    David> that it can not load WINSPOOL.DRV.

    David> Firstly I can think of no good reason for InstallShield to want
    David> this (can anyone else, as far as I know this game - Star Trek
    David> Elite Force - does not have a print facility), and secondly what
    David> do you think is my best route fix the problem.  There are some
    David> Windows machines (98/ME/NT4) in the house, I am using Win 98 mode
    David> in Wine, which machine should I copy WINSPOOL.DRV from if it will
    David> help?

Wine won't load a "XXX.drv" file...

Don't expect "installshit^eld"  applications to behave sane. Probably some
debugging is needed. But expect relay loga of several 100 MByte.


Uwe Bonnes                bon at elektron.ikp.physik.tu-darmstadt.de

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