[Wine]Re: Winetools feature request-for those with dialup.

Joachim von Thadden thadden at web.de
Sun Jan 23 13:04:17 CST 2005

Am Fr, Jan 21, 2005 at 02:32:36 +1300 schrieb Joseph Black:
> Good to see the wine tools.
> I see a few computers which are not connected to the netor have dialup and would like to 
> help them get going using wine tools, without having to wait for downloads.
> Because they can't download the files for wine tools while i wait, I copy over the dcom & 
> fonts into the winetools folders -which works fine.
> but if I copy an explorer install cabs - It refuses to install without further downloading.
> Could there be another option added: an explorer6 minimal install that doesn't require internet?

There is an easier way: Install everything they might want with one PC
with internet connection (after installing IE6 you will be asked whether
WineTools should save the downloaded files for later: say yes) and burn
the ~/winetools drive and WineTools to a CD. Give this to the others,
copy or better just link it to a ~/.winetools directory, install
WineTools there and use WineTools to install the software. You need no
internet connection there as all files are already in the ~/winetools
directory (also the one for IE6). The IE6 installer will try to connect
the internet but continues without errors if the CAB files are already

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          Never run a touchy system!!!"

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