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  1. #1

    Unhappy Running Sage Timberline workstation under Wine

    Sage Timberline (version 9.4.1) is a Windows 2003 Server based accounting system which is normally accessed by workstations. To setup the workstation client under Windows, one maps a drive to the server share, moves to the Accounting/wininstall directory, and clicks on Install.exe. This calls up the Timberline Main Menu, one selects Install Timberline, and it loads the necessary software client on to the workstation.

    I wanted to try running the Windows workstation client under WINE, so mapped a drive to the Server share - let's call it x: - and at a terminal prompt as root, typed:

    wine "x:\Accounting\wininstall\install.exe"

    This worked perfectly, and brought up the Timberline Main Menu.

    "Fantastic,", I thought, and selected the "Install Timberline" option, which brought up this error message:

    "The installed version cannot be directly upgraded. Upgrade to version 8.3.0, and then upgrade to the version that you want to install.".

    I have been able to reliably repeat this many times - the above command under Wine produces the lines about the wrong version, the same command on a Windows workstation loads the client properly.

    Can anybody shed any light on what might be happening, please?

    Server Details:

    Windows 2003 Server Std R2 32-bit
    Sage Timberline v. 9.4.1

    Workstation details:
    Ubuntu 8.4.1
    Wine version 1.0
    Logged in as root

    Research done:

    Googled "Timberline under Wine" - no results
    In this Wine forum, have searched on "Timberline" - no results

    Now plumb out of ideas!

    Very grateful for any help, please.

    Thank you


  2. #2
    Not sure why your location is that way but Timberline's client installation files have always been in a WININST directory and not WININSTALL directory.

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