[Wine] Problem on installing MS VM on wine

L. Rahyen research at science.su
Mon Aug 13 12:39:40 CDT 2007

On Monday August 13 2007 16:14, Austin English wrote:
> Wouldn't it be much easier to install ies4linux, then symlink to .wine?
> rm -rf .ies4linux .wine
> ./ies4linux
> ln -s .ies4linux .wine

	This isn't simpler and even worse: this is WRONG and will not work. My way 
requires only ONE command if user have ies4linux (correctly) installed. 
	Your way needs a lot more commands, hacking of ies4linux script (otherwise it 
will install everything before you have a chance to install something with 
clean wine), destroys normal .wine directory (I see no point in this step, 
better to use WINEPREFIX environment variable pointing to ies4linux 
installation but this will not work because msjava needs to be installed with 
clean WINEPREFIX - and this is exactly why user ask help here) and require 
full reinstallation of ies4linux and all programs in special sequence, i.e. 
msjava cannot be installed after ies4linux installation. And there is not 
possibility to add more programs via clean WINE to ies4linux installation so 
it is not worth an effort.
	My script give such possibility, and it is just a matter of just one simple 
command (if ies4linux correctly installed in home directory).
	As I have noted before in my messages, there is other alternative way 
availabe (and I described it) but it requires some manual work (in fact ANY 
alternative to my script, reliable or not will require advanced manual 
actions - and this is exactly why I have created this script: in order to 
make everything simple and automatic).

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