[Wine] Running XP programs in wine

Alan McKinnon alan.mckinnon at gmail.com
Tue Feb 19 15:10:22 CST 2008

On Tuesday 19 February 2008, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> On 19/02/2008, Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tuesday 19 February 2008, Dotan Cohen wrote:
> >  > Now that we're running as XP, the confounded thing wants
> >  > "Internet Explorer greater than or equal to 5.1". How can I
> >  > install IE?
> >
> > winetricks has a "fakeie6' argument to fool apps into thinking IE6
> > is installed whether it is or not. I can never remember the URL for
> > winetricks, so google for "winetricks Dan Kegel"
> >
> >  Some apps require all of IE6 to be installed and working. It's
> > been a while since I checked this out, and you should only do it if
> > IE won't install by itself, you can use ies4linux to shove a square
> > IE6 peg into a round Linux hole.
> >
> >  ies4linux is generally not recommended as the best solution, as
> > using it deprives the wine devs of valuable feedback that could be
> > used to improve wine itself. It is useful however, for those apps
> > that can be gotten to run no other way and for users who absolutely
> > require the app to run.
> Actually, I am familiar with IE4Linux and even donated to Sergio.
> However, IE4Linux uses it's own modified wine and does not affect the
> installed wine. So, apps that complain about needing IE won't even
> know that IE4Linux is installed.

then set WINEPREFIX to the directory containing ies4linux and wine will 
use that one and not ~/.wine

Alan McKinnon
alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com

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