Running Under Windows
lawson_whitney at juno.com
lawson_whitney at juno.com
Thu Apr 19 21:57:49 CDT 2001
On Thu, 19 Apr 2001, Tom Hubin wrote:
> Hello Uwe Bonnes,
> Thanx for taking the time to download, execute and comment on Navigation
> Made Easy.
> I guess the next step is to go ahead and partition my drive and install
> one of the Linux's then Wine. I have Mandrake 6.5 purchased with
> documentation. I have Mandrake 8.0 Beta 2 on CDs without printed
> documentation. Is there a particular brand of Linux or Wine that you
I like Slackware, but Mandrake is what I have a more recent one of ready
to hand, so that is mostly what I use. People who use Debian all seem
to like it. I think any major distro will do fine.
> The reason for Windows 3.1 right now is that my laptop is an 80486 50MHz
> with 350MB drive, 20MB RAM, 1.44MB diskette, no CD drive. My desktop is
> a Pentium with CD and several GB of disk. But it is the laptop on the
> boat. And I do want to make changes and compile while on the boat. If I
> cannot compile and run on my 486 please tell me now. I will eventually
> get a newer 32 bit laptop but not this month. Nothing leftover after
350 mb is tight for hd space if you mean to compile Wine itself on the
laptop (I just did a du of my <wine> directory and it uses 278 mb for
the build environment). I guess your app is a little smaller. You
could build wine and winelib on the desktop and copy the instaled
libraries and binaries to the laptop. A full install of wine, winelib
and the winelib programs is only 60 mb; that is enough so you could
compile, link and run winelib programs. One technique I use to install
wine from one box to another is to specify prefix= to make install, so:
make prefix=/gp/local install
/gp is exported from my build system and nfs mounted on the other
machine; then I just use all of that to /usr/local on each machine:
tartar /gp/local /usr/local
tartar is a site-local command, but you are welcome to it:
tar -C $1 -cOl . | tar -C $2 -xpf -
I have other stuff besides wine in /usr/local, that is why I do all that
with the prefix=. Maybe you don't need to bother with all that; don't
let it confuse you.
There are also linux compilers that are able to compile windows code and
generate windows executables, which you can then run with wine. Take a
look at the section on tools at www.winehq.com.
> Where do I find out how to bundle my stuff with the appropriate Linux
> policy info?
> Again, thanx for your time.
> Tom Hubin
> thubin at calrk.net
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