Is it time to delete wineinstall?

James Hawkins truiken at
Sun Nov 14 17:14:03 CST 2004

On Sun, 14 Nov 2004 14:03:05 -0800, Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
> Steven Edwards wrote:
> > --- Dan Kegel <dank at> wrote:
> >>Is wineinstall needed anymore?
> >>README seems to indicate you can install Wine just fine
> >>without it.
> >
> > You can but Alexandre wants to keep it to make it easier for new Linux
> > users to build and install Wine.
> OK, but wineinstall seems to do more than wineprefixcreate;
> shouldn't they do exactly the same thing when setting up
> the registry and drives?
> - Dan
> --
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For many, wine is a stepping stone from windows to linux.  It eases
the relocation process.  For those people, ./configure, make, and make
install isn't so trivial or automatic.  What they are used to is a
single setup.exe like in windows, and they also want that with linux,
and that is what wineinstall does.  If you feel you are more
comfortable with configure, make, make install etc then you should do
it that way, but because there are still people who dont know that
route, wineinstall still exists.

James Hawkins

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