Is it time to delete wineinstall?
masochisthalo at yahoo.com
Wed Nov 17 13:37:54 CST 2004
Yes, but what do you do when you have a brand new
Linux user with the following criteria:
1. They are on a distro with no Wine RPMs
2. They haven't the slightest idea what configure/
make/ make install means or does
Besides, on the wine-users alias, new users who
install RPMs have no idea there is a config file
because the RPMs don't create it for them.
Wineinstall does everything... Am I understanding
right that "make install" will create the fake c drive
and install the config file? :)
Anyhow, the criteria above... That was me when I
first tried Linux. Again, without wineinstall, I
probably wouldn't be on Linux today.
It may be a redundant feature, but "configure/ make/
make install" is definately not a replacement for
"ease of use." ;)
> And this is the problem: having wineinstall around
> it a self-fulfiling profecy: in theory, you should
> the *same* result (and working version) if you run
> or configure/make/make install. But because we have
> people don't bother to fix the standard process, and
> 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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