[Wine] what is winetricks?
jjmckenzie51 at sprintpcs.com
Sat Jan 5 21:51:59 CST 2008
Douglas A. Whitfield wrote:
> Awesome, that was helpful...except that now I get
> Usage: ./winetricks.sh [options] package [package] ...
> This script can help you prepare your system for Windows applications
> that mistakenly assume all users' systems have all the needed
> redistributable runtime libraries or fonts.
> Some options require the Linux 'cabextract' program.
> -q quiet. You must have already agreed to the EULAs.
> -v Verbose
> art2kmin Access 2000 runtime. License required!
> cc580 Install native common controls 5.80, override comctl32
> corefonts Install MS Times, Arial fonts
> dcom98 Install native DCOM, override the Wine implementation
> gdiplus Install gdiplus.dll from pp viewer (got a better idea?)
> gecko Install the HTML rendering Engine (Mozilla)
> jet40 Install Jet 4.0 Service Pack 8
> liberation Install Red Hat's Liberation fonts (Sans, Serif, Mono)
> mdac27 MDAC 2.7: Microsoft ODBC drivers, etc.
> mdac28 MDAC 2.8.
> mono11 mono 1.1.13-gtksharp-2.8.2 (deprecated, use 1.2)
> mono12 mono mono-126.96.36.199-gtksharp-2.10.2
> msi2 Microsoft Installer 2.0
> msxml3 (Note: install a bit squidgy; see
> msxml4 (Note: installing this requires fake c: to be named harddrive1!)
> pdh Install pdh.dll (Performance Data Helper)
> tahoma Install MS Tahoma font (not part of corefonts)
> vbvm50 Visual Basic 5 runtime
> vbrun60 Visual Basic 6 runtime
> vcrun6 vc6redist from VS6sp4, including mfc42
> vcrun2005 Visual C++ 2005 redistributable libraries
> wsh51 Windows Scripting Host 5.1
> wsh56 Windows Scripting Host 5.6 (install vcrun6 first)
> wsh56js Windows scripting 5.6, jscript only, no cscript
> wsh56vb Windows scripting 5.6, vbscript only, no cscript
> fakeie6 Set registry to claim IE6sp1 is installed
> native_mdac Override odbc32 and odbccp32
> winver=win98 Set windows version to win98
> winver=winxp Set windows version to winxp
> winver= Set windows version to default (win2k)
> volnum Rename drive_c to harddiskvolume0 (needed by some installers)
> I'm using Ubuntu Gutsy. I know what to do with the -q and the -v, but
> I don't understand what all this other stuff is. Thanks!
The packages are packages which originates from Microsoft as addons to
Windows, with the exception of corefonts. This package adds the Arial
and Times New Roman fonts that are not included with Wine. Gecko
installs the Mozilla HTML rendering engine (as stated).
The pseudopackages do not install anything but do the following: Fakeie6
package 'fakes' the installation of Internet Explorer 6 sp1 by adding a
setting to Wine's registry.
The winver packages are what they are, they set the windows version to
either windows98 or windowsXP. The standard windows version
identification that Wine comes with is windows2000. volnum sets
another registry setting that maps the ./wine/drive_c to harddiskvolume0
(which is what the C: drive looks like to WindowsNT type versions of
Windows) so that several programs will install.
One note: Most of the packages DO NOT require a Windows(TM) license.
However the Access2000 runtime does require that you have an Office
Professional or MSDN license or you are in violation of the license
agreement and a license id is requested on install.
If you are having problems with gdiplus, it is suggested that you use
./winetricks gdiplus. This will install a program that comes with the
native gdiplus.dll file and changes the default settings to use this file.
Once a package is installed, any files needed for the package install
are stored in ~/winetrickscache so they do not have to be downloaded for
subsequent installs. The only exception to this is the mdac2.7 and
mdac2.8 packages as the downloaded file has the same name.
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