Is it time to delete wineinstall?

Dimitrie O. Paun dpaun at
Wed Nov 17 11:39:03 CST 2004

On Tue, Nov 16, 2004 at 11:50:27PM -0800, M-Halo wrote:
> 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.
> ;)

And this is the problem: having wineinstall around makes
it a self-fulfiling profecy: in theory, you should get
the *same* result (and working version) if you run wineinstall
or configure/make/make install. But because we have wineinstall
people don't bother to fix the standard process, and instead
patch wineinstall.

So, if RPM's don't work, or configure/make/make install doesn't
it's a bug. It needs fixing. As Dan put it, wineinstall should
just be:
    configure && make && make depend && make install


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