[Wine] Office XP - possible to install?

Daniel Kasak dkasak at nusconsulting.com.au
Thu May 22 22:12:51 CDT 2008

Hi all.

I've *never* been able to install Office XP. I've had it running in
CrossOver ( demo ), but my work is too stingy to pay for that, and yet I
still want to install Office. At the moment my VirtualBox installation
is becoming flaky.

I've updated a fresh Ubuntu-8.04 installation to wine-1.0-rc1.

I've then followed the instructions for installing on Gentoo ( install
IE6 via ies4linux, etc, etc ), part-way down the page at:

When I follow these, I get told that I need to perform some 'system
updates' ( or something like that ). I install the updates, go to
install Office, and get told that the system updates weren't applied
properly. I get 2 options: repair or exit. Repair goes through the same
process without repairing properly, and leads me back to the same point
again ( requiring a 'repair' of system components ). Exit exits.

I did the above a couple of times ( deleting .wine and .ies4linux each
time ). I then tried without any of the 'tricks' and installed into a
fresh setup. This way, I could select what features to install, but just
before the installer started copying files, it crashed out
( http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=5163 ).

Daniel Kasak
IT Developer
NUS Consulting Group
Level 5, 77 Pacific Highway
North Sydney, NSW, Australia 2060
T: (+61) 2 9922-7676 / F: (+61) 2
9922 7989
email: dkasak at nusconsulting.com.au

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