[Wine] Where is the installer?

Tony Pursell ajp at princeswalk.fsnet.co.uk
Tue Aug 22 17:10:46 CDT 2006

Hi Jack

On 22 Aug 2006 at 17:41, Jack Gates wrote:

> This is my first attempt at using wine.
> I have wine installed on FC5 the version wine-0.9.17-1.fc5.src.rpm . 
> I have the winecfg, regedit, winefile, winhelp, notepad and wine
> software unistaller.  I do not see an installer.  I can't find any
> information that tells how to install a *.exe app on Linux and run it
> in wine.
> <copy of the wineuser-guide>
> Assuming you are using a fake Windows installation, you install 
> applications into Wine in the same way you would in Windows: by 
> running the installer. You can just accept the defaults for where to
> install, most installers will default to "C:\Program Files", which is
> fine. If the application installer requests it, you may find that Wine
> creates icons on your desktop and in your app menu. If that happens,
> you can start the app by clicking on them.
> <end copy of the wineuser-guide>
> Thanks for any help

Generally, you just run the setup.exe (or whatever) with wine, i,e.

wine setup.exe (although you will probably need the full path)

Using Gnome, in Ubuntu, I get a the option to 'Run with wine' when I 
right click a .exe file.

Having said that, a lot of stuff needs special treatment, so look in the 
Wine AppDB first for any specific guidance.


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