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    Hello, all Wine followers,
    I am maybe the last and new member of this forum.
    (Registered 1 minute ago after desperately running up-down to find some help).
    First of course my excuses for spending your valuable time.
    Even newbie I dully used option Search and read carefully all post related.
    OK, my problem is :
    I am unable to install Wine.
    Note:All computer messages are underlined.
    Working environment:
    I am using two operating systems; WIN ME and Linux Mandrake 9.2 with KDE 3.1.
    Both are working stable and without any confrontations.
    Targets:
    Very simple and humble- Text processing, some games and Blues music.
    Actions:I downloaded Wine version 0.9.13 ( about 10 MB).
    Then I created a directory named
    /wine-0.9.13.
    This directory contains 24 items: 15 files (1,4 MB total) and 9 directories :
    tools/server/programs/loader/libs/include/fonts/documentation/dlls.

    So Konqueror shows:
    file:/home/vla/WINE/wine-0.9.13/tools
    Attn: vla is my name and WINE is new dir, created by myself.

    Then, following strictly the instructions of the file README namely:
    execute in the first dir
    ./wine/wineinstall
    I goto Tools/Run command and received
    UNKNOWN HOST

    Then I tried Konqueror Tools/Execute script and:

    Output from command: “tools/wineinstall”
    ..checking build system..
    i586-pc-linux-gnuoldld
    ..checking
    ..checking

    configurate : error; no acceptance C compiler found in $ PATH
    See “config.log” for more details
    configuration failed, aborting install.

    End

    Any help will be highly appreciated.

    thankful yog

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    Your problem is actually severalfold. First, you are attempting to install WINE by compiling the sourcecode and your installation of Mandrake 9.2 does not have the GNU C Compiler (gcc) installed. Second, you are using a fairly old version of Mandrake Linux (it is now called Mandriva and the current version is 2006, essentially Mandrake version 11).

    You can install WINE in Mandrake using the RPM package, which you can download here:

    http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/w...6.rpm?download

    For examples on how to install things such as RPMs in Linux, look here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...are-linux.html

    Finally, you must understand that WINE is not a stable alternative to running applications in Microsoft Windows. Very few applications will run correctly in WINE, and some will take significant tweaking to get working in the first place. I would highly recommend that you consider using an open-source, Linux-native program that offers the same functionality of the programs you're trying to run in WINE.
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    Talking Ok

    Dear TECHNIEMOE,

    I would like to express my deepest thanks for Your so prompt,
    positive, detailed and competent help.
    Yes, I received the answer I need for all my questions.
    Now I will follow strictly Your directions and will install new Mandriva distro.

    Well, before starting my Wine project I read much literature
    concerning its usage and utilities and I am fully warned about
    Wine possibilities.
    I know about Cedega and Crossover and such.
    I tested Linux many times and even newbie in Linux and
    not in Windows I am deeply persuaded in Linux advantages.
    But, because of circumstances beyond my control I am forced to install
    and still use some Windows based programs namely: Winword and Excel.
    No more.
    I am using right now OpenOffice 2.0.3 Writer and Math and Calc under Linux.

    But in Bulgaria the Linux living area is not so big and we, the pioneers,
    still meet some difficulties in our battle against still
    powerful Redmont’ Windows.
    Fortunately more and more Bulgarians realized the future is Linux.
    ( Oh, a friend told me = yog , why so many Linux distro’s?=
    That was question I did not answered ).

    Please excuse me in advance for any inconveniences this
    message may cause YOU.

    May I dare say?

    Have YOU good time and take care.

    Thank You.

    Grateful yog

    Yes, I will report my future actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yog
    Dear TECHNIEMOE,

    I would like to express my deepest thanks for Your so prompt,
    positive, detailed and competent help.
    Yes, I received the answer I need for all my questions.
    Now I will follow strictly Your directions and will install new Mandriva distro.
    ...

    Fortunately more and more Bulgarians realized the future is Linux.
    ( Oh, a friend told me = yog , why so many Linux distro’s?=
    That was question I did not answered ).

    Please excuse me in advance for any inconveniences this
    message may cause YOU.

    May I dare say?

    Have YOU good time and take care.

    Thank You.

    Grateful yog

    Yes, I will report my future actions.
    No inconvenience at all, I'm here to help. I'm glad you took the time to read up on WINE before you took the plunge. I get the feeling that a lot of users don't and come in with unrealistic expectations. As for why there are so many Linux distributions? I don't know if anyone has an answer for that, but it could be like asking why everyone has a different favorite kind of food; just personal preference. With Linux it's not a prepared dish that you can't change; Linux gives you all the ingredients (source code) and you can prepare the meal (compile and package Linux) in any way you see fit. Enjoy.
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