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    Wine Installation on Red Hat linux 4/5


    I came to know that Windows applications can be run on Linux.
    For example : with open office, calc, database access etc.
    Also I would like to run VB applications on linux client, using Oracle ODBC
    What should be the minimum Physical Memory Required (on a PC to use as client).

    So can any one help me out in this regard.

    Help is required on step by step to
    1) Install wine on linux client
    2) To Run VB6 applications

    Lots of Thanks in advance, please.

    Regards,

    MSMallya

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    Quote Originally Posted by msmallya View Post
    I came to know that Windows applications can be run on Linux.
    For example : with open office, calc, database access etc.
    Also I would like to run VB applications on linux client, using Oracle ODBC
    What should be the minimum Physical Memory Required (on a PC to use as client).
    Your post is really confusing for me. Openoffice is available natively under linux, no need to use wine for that.

    About databases, you should be using open solutions, like mysql. Because that will guarantee cross platform compatibility and the freedom to access it from anywhere (not to speak about integration with web platforms and toolkits).

    About physical memory, that entirely depends on the programs you intend to use. Wine can run on almost anything, it's the program you run inside wine which will eat your ram, and not wine itself. It doesn't take the same to run the windows notepad than to run 3d studio under wine. Visual basic stuff is not the lightest, I fear (nor the smarter).


    So can any one help me out in this regard.

    Help is required on step by step to
    1) Install wine on linux client
    Use the package manager of your distro. Wine is available on virtually any linux.

    2) To Run VB6 applications
    Wine can run vb apps just like any other windows app. But that doesn't mean that all applications will work correctly (or at all). It ultimately depends on the application, how well (or badly) designed it is, and the 3rd party libs and stuff that it uses or not. You will have to test on a case by case basis.

    Once wine is installed, to run a windows program you just do "wine <progname>.exe" on a terminal on the directory where the app resides. You might first need to install properly under wine. For that, you just run the setup.exe or relevant file with wine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msmallya View Post
    I would like to run VB applications on linux client, using Oracle ODBC
    What should be the minimum Physical Memory Required (on a PC to use as client).
    Depends on the distro. 256MB bare minimum these days.

    Help is required on step by step to
    1) Install wine on linux client
    Depends on the distro. On Ubuntu, 'sudo apt-get install wine'.
    Or see Wine HQ for fresher packages.

    2) To Run VB6 applications
    Just install the app. If you get errors like "missing library msvbm60",
    install it with

    wget http://kegel.com/wine/winetricks
    sh winetricks vb6run

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    HI @92guboj, @dankegel

    Thanks a lot.

    I have Installed "ubuntu" 7.04 desktop edition on my PC. open office works.


    But How to connect to external database - example Oracle 9i DB on Linux (RHL 9)Server and run VB6 application which access the database through Windows98 Oracle 9i ODBC

    Thanks and regards,

    MSMallya

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    Quote Originally Posted by msmallya View Post
    But How to connect to external database - example Oracle 9i DB on Linux (RHL 9)Server and run VB6 application which access the database through Windows98 Oracle 9i ODBC
    You might have to install things like MDAC first, e.g.

    wget http://kegel.com/wine/winetricks
    sh winetricks mdac27

    and of course you'll have to install the Oracle client.

    If you have trouble, please ask for more help in the Wine forum,
    WineHQ Forums Index

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    Thanks for immediate response.

    Regards,

    MSMallya

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    Hi @dankegel,

    Ubuntu Ver 7.04 desktop edition on my PC. Oracle 9i DB is on Server RHL 9.

    Now I need to install

    1.Wine
    2. mdac27
    3. vb6run
    4. Oracle9i client

    To install wine

    I have issued 'sudo apt-get install wine' from my desktop PC Ubuntu 7.04.
    But I got error saying package not found.

    msmallya@msmallya-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install wine
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package wine 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
    E: Package wine has no installation candidate
    msmallya@msmallya-desktop:~$

    My Problem is - WineHQ - wine package download - contains so many folders for (RHEL-download), not able to download right folder (confusing).

    Will you please sort out?

    Thanx and Regards,

    MSMallya

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    Hi all,

    Any solution? :drown:

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