[Wine]Re: adding LPT port to wine? Acrobat 5/PDFWriter installation problem

Duane Clark dclark at akamail.com
Fri Feb 4 15:30:21 CST 2005

Elvis Chen wrote:
> hi all,
> I'm using the official wine-20041201-0.1 on Sue 9.1 (i386).  I used 
> winetools 2.10 to facilitate my wine installation and it was a godsand.  I 
> have installed Office 2000 and so far so good, but I like to extend my wine 
> functionality just a bit more.
> I like to install Acrobat 5 (not reader) with PDFWriter on my wine 
> installation.  The problem I have is that, during the installation, I get 
> the following error message:
> "Acrobat PDFWriter requires a LPT1: printer port.  Setup could not find this 
> required port.  The PDFWriter component will not be installed.  To install 
> PDFWriter, add a LPT1: port and run setup again."
> Can someone please tell me how to install a printer port to a wine 
> installation?  I have searched quite a few documentations on this subjects 
> but none of them worked.  First, I thought wine is suppose to auto-detect 
> any parallel/serial port if presents.  Second, I have added a LPT entry my 
> ~/.wine/config under Spooler but still get the same error message.

Current versions of Wine no longer use ~/.wine/config for the lpt port 
mapping. Do "ls -al ~/.wine/dosdevices". Is there an entry that looks like:
... lpt1 -> /dev/lp0
If not, you can add it. Do something like this:
cd ~/.wine/dosdevices
ln -s /dev/lp0 lpt1

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