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i installed Ubuntu just a few hours ago. i've been trying to install WINE for about an hour now, but let's face it - i'm no computer expert. i switched ...
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    i'm officially a linux user!


    i installed Ubuntu just a few hours ago. i've been trying to install WINE for about an hour now, but let's face it - i'm no computer expert. i switched to Linux cuz i just wasn't happy with the way my Windows was working.

    so i'm running Ubuntu and i'm trying to install WINE. can someone either explain how to explain the program or direct me in the direction of a step by step tutorial that is written in human-speak?


    thanks! any help is greatly appreciated.

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    so i read the "How To Install Software in Linux" tutorial and i got as far as "more README" command. this what happens when i type in the ./tools/wineinstall that the readme tells me to type:

    WINE Installer v0.75

    Running configure...

    configure: creating cache config.cache
    checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
    checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnuoldld
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... no
    checking for gcc... no
    checking for cc... no
    checking for cl.exe... no
    configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH
    See `config.log' for more details.


    it also does this when i run ./configure


    any tips?

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    In order to install Wine (as well as 99% of all the applications in Ubuntu), you don't need to compile anything.

    Just type, in a terminal :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install wine wine-utils
    And then you must configure it, in a terminal :
    Code:
    winecfg
    As a side note, if you ever want to compile in Ubuntu, you must install the required tools first :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    More here :
    http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Dapper
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    Code:
    Package wine-utils is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source


    winecfg as root?

    Thanks.
    "Don't think about the work, think about the benefit"

    Leonardo Juszkiewicz

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    Quote Originally Posted by X.Cyclop
    winecfg as root?
    No, as a user.

    If wine-utils is not avalaible maybe it is not necessary on Ubuntu, or it is called something else.

    Code:
    apt-cache search wine
    to look for it.
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    Ok, Thanks!
    "Don't think about the work, think about the benefit"

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