[Wine] installing a windows app

John Sowden jsowden at americansentry.net
Thu Apr 18 22:30:19 CDT 2013

Thanks for the input.  I am a little surprised that this is not in an 
FAQ or whatever re: wine, as everyone who installs a windows app to run 
under wine has to go through this.


On 04/17/2013 02:25 PM, Fred wrote:
> Hello,
> I had a similar problem recently on Debian.  I was told the cdrom 
> needed to be mounted with execute permissions.
> ls -l /media/cdrom0
> Should tell you whether you can execute from it.
> As root:
> mount -o remount, exec /media/cdrom0
> This worked for me (on Debian).
> Fred
> On 04/18/2013 05:35 PM, Doug wrote:
>> 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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