[Wine] Re: Trying to install vmware view agent 4.5 on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

dimesio wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed May 30 17:13:16 CDT 2012

Oswal wrote:
> I really don't know how to install wine with a user diferent of root. I log in with a normal user and use sudo, but the directory ".wine" appear in /root/.wine , not in /home/user/.wine

You install Wine as root, but you don't run it as root. Using sudo is running as root. 

> If i tried to install the vmware-viewagent-4.5.0-293049.exe file through wine, whith a user different of root, the answer is:
> Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock -open (13: Permissiondenied)

>From what I can tell from googling, that message occurs when you try to open your package manager a second time when it's already running. Running Wine as a normal user should not start up your package manager; nothing Wine does should trigger that message. How exactly are you trying to install this app (the exact command)?

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