[Wine]new user - documentation nightmare
David F. Colwell
dfcolwell at dfcolwell.com
Tue Sep 14 11:36:28 CDT 2004
I had located and installed wine via rpm only to discover that I needed
to compile from source to get --with-opengl. Fine. The documentation
with the source is written in sgml. Turns out sgml, specifically
Mozaic, died on the vine thirty years ago, replaced by xml, sort of.
Mozilla doesn't open sgml. A search suggested Netscape might.
Curious. So I installed 7.2. It doesn't open sgml either. Maybe a
plug-in? No. None listed in Netscapes web page of plug-ins. Dead
end. Well, sgml can be read with some effort just by using cat | less.
Also, the documentation pages online produce the same text... much
easier to read. However, the configuration section mentions
auto-configuring scripts "WineSetipTk" and "wineinstall" then proceeds
to "Verifying your Configuration". So these are the only ways to
configure wine? "man wine.conf" is clearly out of date as files named
"/wine/config" and "~/.wine/config" are used in place of wine.conf. I
realize stale information is unavoidable in this rapidly changing field,
but this is getting silly.
So, just try and find WineSetupTk. Found an rpm for Suse/i586 but I
have FC2/i686. Ultimately found a source rpm and attempted to install
it. It was apparently a Debian-leaning source (?!) and the resulting
directory misdirections were more trouble than they were worth.
Net, net, net... I have no virtual C: drive configured and I see no
valid documentation showing the syntax for declaring one. Can anyone
help? One web page said a declaration to the CDrom was also necessary.
Is the syntax the same with only device names and map-letters changed?
Thank you for your patience.
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