[Wine] cannot install wine

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at sprintpcs.com
Sun May 18 22:15:32 CDT 2008

Paul Johnson wrote:
> On Sunday 18 May 2008 02:52:40 pm Trevorofmolino wrote:
>> extracted wine-0.9.60 and ran ./tools/wineinstall , it configured and
>> compiled. then after putting in root password I getcould not find wine on
>> your system.run wineinstall as root to install before rerunning wineinstall
>>  as a user. So I enter root and root password and then i retry
>> ./tools/wineinstall and get WINE Installer v0.75
>> You are running wineinstall as root, this is not advisable. Please rerun as
>> a user. Aborting.
>> wine is in directory /home/trevor/.wine/wine-0.9.60. How can I finish this
>> or will I have to uninstall and try installing manually?
> Try following it's advice.  Why are you logged in as root?  If you're logged 
> in as root right now, log out right now!  Log in as a normal, non-root user, 
> then go read this.
> http://www.newlinuxuser.com/explain-why-not-log-on-as-root/
> Then, try again, and when you get output from software, read it.

Your advice is admirable, but Wine should be installed as the root user 
to prevent program corruption.  wineinstall should do this.  However, 
wine and wineinstall should NOT be run as root.

The OP will have to deinstall wine and reinstall it in an appropriate 
directory, like /usr/local/wine.

James McKenzie

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