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    Wine and binary packages... I need help.


    Ok, I love everything about slackware, but I can't seem to get wine to work, but this may have something to do with the fact I don't know a thing about binary packages. People tell me their already ready to run as soon as extracted, but I can't seem to run wine at all, I have no clue what I'm doing. I tried doing sh doinst.sh but it says there it can't find usr/lib/wine directories, so I tried copying that part into it, and still I can't get no where.

    Someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong, it isn't working the same as it does in redhat or fedora where all you have to do is install and rpm, or run the source config files, and afterwards all you had to do was type "wine (program)"

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    I also get this.

    dsparil@darkstar:~/wine/usr/bin$ wine
    wine: error while loading shared libraries: libwine.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

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    Quote Originally Posted by D`Sparil
    I also get this.

    dsparil@darkstar:~/wine/usr/bin$ wine
    wine: error while loading shared libraries: libwine.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
    I don't have a total answer for you because I don't use wine, but I do use Codeweavers Crossover Office (built from wine I believe) and run M$office 2k premium and it works great. I am not sure what you need wine for but if it is for office check this out
    http://www.codeweavers.com/
    Mike
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    well, telling me how to use a binary package would help too, which may solve my problem.

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    ok, first of all, use the wine package from linuxpackages.net as it's a Slack package.

    Also, once you install the wine package using installpkg, download and install winetools which can be found using google.

    extract the winetools tarball and cd into the winetools directory. as root type ./install.sh

    this will install winetools for you. as a normal user, start winetools with the wt2 command.

    use winetools to setup your wine for you. this will install a fake windoze system for you in a hidden directory called .wine in your home directory. once this is done you can use wine.

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