[Wine] Problem on installing MS VM on wine

L. Rahyen research at science.su
Thu Aug 9 22:14:52 CDT 2007

On Friday August 10 2007 02:12, Stephen Liu wrote:
> Hi L. Rahyen,
> Tks for your advice.
> > 	Does msjavx86b3805.exe installs correctly on clean WINE, without
> > ies4linux?
> > If it does, please ask ies4linux author for help because in this case
> > it is
> > he's fault.
> I have ies4linux, IE6, IE5.5, IE5, Sun j2re-1_4_2_12-windows-i586-p,
> etc.running on Ubuntu 7.04 (desktop) platform.  They are working w/o
> much issue.  A public site here refuses Sun java only allowing MS VM.
> IE6 crashes on visiting this site if with Sun java enabled.  For such a
> reason I am compelled to install "msjavx86b3805.exe".
> As user I was unable to install both "msjavx86b3805.exe" then
> "MSJavWU_8073687b82d41db93f4c2a04af2b34d.exe".  At end of installation
> Wine-dbg> popup waiting for input.
> If "su" as root I can install "msjavx86b3805.exe" and upgrade to
> "MSJavWU_8073687b82d41db93f4c2a04af2b34d.exe".  However I can't find MS
> VM on IE6;

	You NEVER should run WINE is root! However it is very strange that 
installation fails for you if you run it as non-root. See below for more 

> Tools -> Internet properties -> Advanced
> They can't be found there.
> I tried several times without a breakthrough.

	Yeah, I understand, you want to run msjava with IEs. OK, I will try to help. 
First, try the following in X terminal (as an simple user, NOT as root):

mv ~/.wine ~/.wine.backup
wine msjavx86b3805.exe
wine MSJavWU_8073687b82d41db93f4c2a04af2b34d.exe

	 Above commands assume you have both these executables in your current 
directory. Please note that you should run these executable only like this 
(from current directory) and not from any other directory.
	Just copy/paste above commands in your X terminal without changing anything 
in them. They should work for you as they are. Especially pay attention to 
the first one: if it will complain about permissions, fix this.
	If this works with clean WINE, I can suggest you how to duplicate 
installation of msjava from clean WINEPREFIX to any other WINEPREFIX  
(including one created by ies4linux) without doing actual installation there. 
In this way you will be able to (hopefully) run msjava and ies in one 
WINEPREFIX. Of course if installation doesn't work even with clean WINE you 
should report this to http://bugs.winehq.org .

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