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A Guide To Using Wine

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If your reading this article you should know what 'wine' is . It is a windows emulation 'program' for linux , well in this article we are gonna learn how to use it and how to install it ok so first of all lets define a few things , so i don't have to say lets open up terminal if what i type has a [root@localhost] before it it is a command you need to run (note this needs to be done in root )

Ok lets get started first we are gonna download the .rpm (only if you use RedHat , Fedeora or Mandriva , compiling it from a sourceball will be explained later on

Just go here and download it , we will explain how to use it after i explain how to compile it from sourceballs , so basically if you have fedora , madriva or redhat , just download wine from that link and it is installed

Compiling Wine

For those who couldn't do an .rpm installation we will explain how here , so lets do this (to compile the source package you need bzip2 installed which should be in /usr/ports/archivers/bzip2 , if not download it)

[root@localhost]# cd /bin
[root@localhost]# wget
[root@localhost]# tar -yfx wine-0.9.27.tar.bz2
[root@localhost]# cd wine-0.9.27
[root@localhost]# ./configure
[root@localhost]# make
[root@localhost]# make install
so basically what we do here is go to the directory bin , untar the sourceball , move to the wine package , configure it then install it finally =D which is good if you have gotten this far everything is ok . Now onto using it

Save a windows application to any directory preferably /root then
[root@localhost]# cd /root
[root@localhost]# wine yourwindowsappyousaved.exe

This moves to the directory where you saved it and then tells wine to run it =D congratulations on getting wine to run


bigggnickon December 20 2006 - 15:04:59
nice article, i had alot of truble with wine wish i could have had this lol
darksunon December 20 2006 - 15:41:38
you say,wine is an emulator? you know what wine stand for? Wine Is Not an Emulator Pfft nice article though...
-Intrus-on December 20 2006 - 16:50:20
yea i know lol i just decided to say that lol , and no it isn't , i didn't know wine had an installation guide ?
-The_Flash-on December 20 2006 - 18:44:21
http://www.winehq. . .uide/index
-Intrus-on December 20 2006 - 18:53:02
well i made this guide myself so stfu :-P
Larikaon December 21 2006 - 14:10:33
Google for wine and you'll find more....Sorry but you can write in this way a similar article for all apps, coping the intro of the install guide.
Methon December 25 2006 - 16:11:47
Yes, wine is not an emulator. =]
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