[Wine] installing a windows app

Doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Thu Apr 18 19:35:26 CDT 2013

On 04/18/2013 08:13 PM, John R. Sowden wrote:
> I am trying to install Visual Foxpro 3.0 from a CD.  I understand that 
> I cannot run it from the c: drive when the windows programs are.  
> Problem is that I cannot run setup.exe because it is not set as 
> executable, and I cannot set the executable bit because the program is 
> on a cdrom.
> By the way, I am trying 3.0 instead of the 5.0 and up versions because 
> I don't think linux was arround then vfp3 was, so ms propably didn't 
> do anything to keep it from working.
> In cause anyone need to know, I am funning ubuntu 12.10 and the latest 
> wine version (1.58?)
> Help?
Maybe this will work:
Copy the exe file and the program it sets up, both, to the /Wine/c-drive 
directory. (Don't know if I have that exactly right.)
Before you do that, make sure there are not already some setup files in 
that directory, and if there are, delete them.
Then run the setup.exe from the Wine c-drive. There should not be any 
permissions problems then, but if there are,
look at the files by the command line: ls -la file.exe, and if it is not 
executable, do a chmod +x file.exe   I don't know
why a Windows file should have a permissions bit set, but that should 
fix it.
Hope that helps--doug

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