[CentOS] Wine

Sun Mar 15 18:01:04 UTC 2009
Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com>

madunix wrote:
> Am running Centos5.2 64Bit, want to run windows application on it
> [x at linux10 ~]$ uname -a
> Linux 2.6.18-92.1.13.el5 #1 SMP Wed Sep 24 19:32:05 EDT 2008 x86_64 
> x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
> [x at linux10 ~]$ cat /etc/redhat-release
> CentOS release 5.2 (Final)
> Which Wine version should i install?
> Should i go for rpm or tarball package?
> Which packages should be installed beside Wine?
> Thanks
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Hi THE MASTER (of what?)
Does the windoze application you want to run actually run on Wine??
Check first, as there are many windoze apps that use undocumented short 
cuts to achieve their aims but thus cause problems for wine.
If you are running CentOS it would first of all pay to get current - the 
version you quote is not!
One of the big reasons for CentOS is that users want stability - thus 
use RPMs, any time you roll your own with tarballs you risk breaking 
some dependancy - and as always, you get to keep the pieces.
I think CentOS and rpmforge do not have wine, epel does, however I find 
that the packages on this site are not always as robust as I like. YMMV.
Do read the CentOS wiki and the many excellent howtos before proceeding.

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