Is it time to delete wineinstall?
masochisthalo at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 17 01:50:27 CST 2004
I just want to chime in to the group and say that I've
been a regular user of Wine now for close to a year
now. I absolutely **LOVE** wineinstall. In fact, as
a VERY newbie Linux user at the time, Wine was the
very first app I installed on Linux BECAUSE of
wineinstall - otherwise, I probably never would have
made the move.
Wine RPMs have never properly worked for me (I run JDS
R2); so, I stick with installing via the wineinstall
script. I also recommend others to not use RPMs to
avoid possible hassles. (Ironic isn't it?)
Wineinstall just makes everything easy by automating
everything -- from configuring to making to installing
to creating my fake c drive & config file -- ...
especially when I'm instructed to rent a video or two.
Since then, I've compiled other apps with configure/
make/ make install ... yet, I find myself still using
wineinstall for installing Wine from source.
Keep Wineinstall... it's vital.
> 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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