Installshield in pure wine environment

Robert Shearman R.J.Shearman at
Fri Jun 20 13:13:40 CDT 2003

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel J Urist [mailto:durist at]
> Sent: 12 June 2003 00:54
> To: Robert Shearman
> Cc: wine-users at
> Subject: RE: Installshield in pure wine environment
> On Sun, 8 Jun 2003, Robert Shearman wrote:
> A splash screen comes up, and then the Installshield wizard "please wait"
> window, and then it hangs. The cancel button is unresponsive. (This is
> with the stdole32 patch)

I have had a chance to look at the issues you were having. I reproduced your
first problem (Couldn't copy file ... IKernel.exe ... error(32)). Error code
32 is sharing violation, which I traced back to Wine not exiting properly
after a previous try. Therefore a "killall wine" and "killall wineserver"
solved this.

I'm not sure what you mean by 'it hangs'. On my fairly powerful system, the
interface is very slow, but progress bar slowly fills up. I think I gave up
installing it when it had only reached 50% after about half an hour of
running it. This is almost certainly due to some hacks we have in OLE32 and
touches a number of functions. I'll start adding in FIXME's in the relevant
places in the next week or so, but I'm not sure how long it will be before
we can solve the problems completely.

> I've managed to get the app installed by installing it under win98 on a
> dual-boot machine, and then tarring up all the installed files and moving
> them over to my pure-wine machine. I also needed MSVCIRT.DLL and
> RICHED20.DLL. The application help doesn't work, but everthing else seems
> to, at least at first glance.

Admittedly I haven't tried actually running the program yet, but the
installer worked fairly fast and well with ole32, rpcrt4 and oleaut32 being
set to native.

> Since the app itself is now free, I'd really like to find some way of
> running this in a pure wine environment, so any suggestions for
> workarounds to the DLL issues would be greatly appreciated. The
> application is a fairly mature document translation assistant program;
> something which would probably be pretty useful for people in the free
> software world.



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