[Wine] office xp on fedora 4

Michael Edwards miedward at gmail.com
Wed Mar 1 11:01:14 CST 2006

If you check the app database on winehq you will notice that Office XP
is not well supported by wine.  It works reasonably well on Crossover
Office, at least it installs easily and it generates readable
documents.  It is not without its peculiarities.

As far as setting up wine and getting programs to run, in my limited
experience it is not a trivial mater to do by hand for most
applications.  Only the apps marked as Gold on the app DB are known to
run "out of the box".  I believe Office 2000 is the most recent
version of Office to be marked as gold.

I personally have had better results using winetools to set up wine.

There is also a newer version available as source code (0.9.8) which I
haven't tried Office XP with.  The "redhat" rpms are a bit behind the
curve currently.  I sent the maintainer an email about helping rebuild
the rpms to the current source versions, but I haven't gotten a reply.
 Lost in the spam box I am guessing :)

On 3/1/06, Segura, John A. <John.Segura at gd-ais.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> I just installed fedora 4 and the latest rpm of wine;
> wine-0.9.2-1fc4winehq.i386.rpm
> After it installs I go to /root/ and execute wine which creates the .wine
> directory and its' sub dirs. and files. I then try to install office xp with
> wine /media/cdrom/setup.exe. The installer comes up and I proceed with the
> default install directory c:\program files\microsoft office\ it attempts to
> install but then it just fails, with the "send error report to MS" message.
> In the background I can see a bunch of err:msi:deformat_file Unable to get
> ShortPath size (L"c:\\Program Files\\Microsoft Office\\Office10\\VS
> Runtime\\1022 *.dll errors
> I did a lot of googling but nothing hit it on the head. I think my setup is
> pretty common. What can I be doing wrong?
> Thanks,
> John S.
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