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    WINE on Mandrake + ./tools/wineinstall help

    I know this has been covered before, when I searched the forums, I got alot if information, but am still lost. I am trying to Configure Wine and i am stuck trying to run ./tools/wineinstall

    Here's what I've done so far...

    I downloaded the wine-20050211-mdk.i586.rpm from and saved it to /home/chriml2. I then opened a Terminal window and CD to /home/chriml2 and performed the following;

    "SU" to login as root
    Entered root password
    typed in "URPMI wine-20050211-mdk.i586.rpm" and it said installing Wine

    I had trouble finding the ./tools directory so I logged out of my user account and in KDE as ROOT. I opened up Terminal window performed "URPMI wine-20050211-mdk.i586.rpm" again and got a mesage "Everything already installed". With the information I received from this forum, i typed in "wine". It returned "wine: '/root/.wine' created sucessfully wine 20050211"

    According to the documentation from, I need to run ./tools/wineinstall after I have extracted the Wine source code tree, changed to the mian directory of it and run (as user). At first I couldnt find the .wine directory, cause I wasnt viewing all files in Konqueror. I found the .wine directory, but cant find the ./tools folder or the wineinstall program.

    I think I provided enough detail for someone to get me on the right track...sorry for the long explanation.

    Any help would be greatly appriciated.


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    Linux Guru dylunio's Avatar
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    i don't think you need to do the last steps since you installed via .rpm

    What do you get when you try and run a program with WINE?
    wine program.exe
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    I haven't configured WINE to run any programs... My goal is to get Lotus Notes 6.5.1 installed and running. Do you recommened a quick easy way to test WINE?

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    I was able to run this from a Terminal

    wine "notepad.exe"

    it started notepad.

    I think your right... I have another question for any of you....

    How do I edit the WINE config file? Where is it found?


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    I found some info. the config file should be in my home direcrory under .wine. I looked and i cant find the config file in this directory. Would it be in any other directory or location? If I cant find one, can someone send me one to or give me a example on how to create one.



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