[Wine] a question about installation winetrics!

junk4 at klunky.co.uk junk4 at klunky.co.uk
Wed Mar 24 16:05:05 CDT 2010

Apologies, this would be better to run:
  mkdir -p /usr/local/bin  (ignore the error message if there is one.)
  cd /usr/local/bin
  wget 'http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks'
  chmod +x /usr/local/bin/winetricks

On Wed, 24 Mar 2010 17:50:15 +0100, J4 <junk4 at klunky.co.uk> wrote:
> If you are running it as root then you ought not to have a permission
> denied ;)
> Downloading winetricks is fine as root, but you should copy it somewhere
> useful like /usr/local/bin.  I would recommend running these commands as
> root in a terminal:
>   cd /usr/local/bin
>   wget 'http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks'
>   chmod +x /usr/local/bin/winetricks
> Then ensure that /usr/local/bin is in your users path and then as the
> non-root user run winetricks. If you get the reply 'command not found'
> when you try and run it, then run the command with the full path:
>   /usr/local/bin/winetricks    (as your normal non-root user. If you run
> it as root it will not break anything, but could be considered a
> security issued by you.)
> Running wine as root is ill advised, but it is your computer and you can
> do whatever you like. 
> John Drescher wrote:
>> On Wed, Mar 24, 2010 at 12:15 PM, 51movie <wineforum-user at winehq.org>
>> wrote:
>>> Hi, everyone, I have a question about installation winetricks unfixed,
>>> could anyone help me?
>>> Thanks!
>>> the problem is, when I install the winetricks, it can be downloaded
>>> "length  147,533 (144K) [text/plain]
>>> winetricks: Permission denied
>>> can not write to “winetricks”(Permission denied)
>>> aad at aad-desktop:/$
>>> "
>>> Of course, I run at a root user,   :(
>> That is most likely your problem. Do not install winetricks as root or
>> download it as root or install anything inside wine as root.
>> John

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