Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 8 of 8
Can we use MSN messenger with Wine? And if so, wr can i download Wine and how install it?...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Posts
    9

    MSn Messenger in Wine


    Can we use MSN messenger with Wine?
    And if so, wr can i download Wine and how install it?

  2. #2
    Linux Guru dylunio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Cymru
    Posts
    4,157
    I'm not sure if you can, but why do you want to do this with programs such as gAIM, kopeat and aMSN on linux which can all use the MSN protocall?
    Registered Linux User #371543!
    Get force-get May The Source Be With You
    /dev/null
    /dev/null2

  3. #3
    Linux Newbie
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Scotland
    Posts
    144
    I would have to agree with the previous post about aMSN, etc. Although the Windows version has more features and niceties, these most likely wouldn't work (such as webcam) under WINE anyway.
    Although, I have had MSN Messenger 6.2 working under WINE before, but it was a pretty nasty experience and I just use aMSN now.

  4. $spacer_open
    $spacer_close
  5. #4
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    5

    HELP - Wine Tools - Windows Intaller and MSN Messenger installer in Fedora 4

    Hi Guys,

    I am trying to install MSN Messenger so I can use it under Fedora running Wine. The reason why I need MSN Messenger is because at work we run Live Communication Server 2005 which is based on the SIP protocol. So, basically, they want to disable Exchange MSN messenger. Gaim cannot connect to Live Comm Server (I have tried) without any success.

    Everytime I attempt to install the Microsoft Windows Installer program using "Wine Tools" I receive the following error:

    "The installer has insufficient priviliges to modify this file: c:\Config.Msi\<filename>.rbf" message

    Can anyone offer some assistance as to how to get around this problem. I have attempted to give the account all available permissions - however, the error still shows.

    Thank you for any assistance,
    Edgar

  6. #5
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    AU
    Posts
    15
    Have you tried just running the MSN installer file and not usuing wine tools.
    eg
    wine setup.msi

    (or what ever its called)

  7. #6
    Linux Guru bryansmith's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    /Ontario/Canada
    Posts
    2,619

    Re: HELP - Wine Tools - Windows Intaller and MSN Messenger installer in Fedora 4

    Quote Originally Posted by reyese
    "The installer has insufficient priviliges to modify this file: c:\Config.Msi\<filename>.rbf" message
    I'm no Wine user but have you tried running the installer as root? You mentioned giving all available permissions to your user; see if root solves that problem instead.

    Bryan
    Looking for a distro? Look here.
    "There can be no doubt that all our knowledge begins with experience." - Immanuel Kant (Critique of Pure Reason)
    Queen's University - Arts and Science 2008 (Sociology)
    Registered Linux User #386147.

  8. #7
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    5
    Thank you for all your responses. I finally got it to work. I did it by editing the sudo file using visudo. Then I was able to sudo the command and installer finally installed.

    Now, the only issue is that I cannot install msn messnger 5.1. It generates an error. I can install messenger 6 0r 7 but these versions do not allow you to configure TCP connections (allow you to point to a specific server).

    If anyone has msn messenger 5.1 configure to run under wine...I would love to know how you did it.

    Thank you again
    Ed

  9. #8
    Linux User
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    473
    go to http://appdb.winehq.org/

    you can usualy find wat u need, its a very nice site, even tho somethings arent acruate...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •