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Author Topic: Running e-Sword Bible Program on VL 5.8  (Read 3223 times)

TC

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Running e-Sword Bible Program on VL 5.8
« on: December 24, 2007, 05:20:38 pm »

I downloaded and ran the e-sword785exe installation wizard which seemed to work as advertised. The only problem is I cannot get it to work. I am running VL 5.8 on my computer. when I look in my wine under programs it is not there like my desktop weather program. When I look in my shell under my root directory and type cd wine enter then type find about a dozen lines containing e-Sword information shows up to include e-Sword.exe. the exact line is ./.wine/drive_c/Program Files/e-Sword/e-Sword.exe does anyone know how I can get e-Sword running on my computer, thank you. TC.
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Re: Running e-Sword Bible Program on VL 5.8
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2007, 10:14:43 pm »

On VL 5.8, I believe you can install BibleTime via slapt-get (i.e., slapt-get --install bibletime).

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Re: Running e-Sword Bible Program on VL 5.8
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2007, 11:23:22 pm »

I've not been able to get eSword to work under wine although others seem to have had some success. I currently run it in VirtualBox with an emulated WinXP. The Sword project is ok and has some nice features but I prefer eSword to it. Mostly I use Logos though (FWIW).
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Re: Running e-Sword Bible Program on VL 5.8
« Reply #3 on: December 25, 2007, 06:28:08 am »

Hi TC, lets see if your install worked or not. try wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/e-Sword/e-Sword.exe in a console as your regular user (not root).
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Re: Running e-Sword Bible Program on VL 5.8
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2007, 04:50:33 pm »

No.  When I input wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/e-Sword/e-Sword.exe I get the following reply, wine: cannot find '/home/us/.wine/drive_c/Program'  I do not understand because I ran the setup and it said all went well after the setup was completed.  Where do I go from here?  Thank you, TC.
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Re: Running e-Sword Bible Program on VL 5.8
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2007, 05:57:39 pm »

I forgot, you have to 'escape' the space with the \ character

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/e-Sword/e-Sword.exe

Or perhaps easier, navigate with thunar to the e-Sword dir and right click, open a terminal here, and then wine e-Sword.exe
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Re: Running e-Sword Bible Program on VL 5.8
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2007, 08:02:07 pm »

When you use tab completion, character escaping is automatic.
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Re: Running e-Sword Bible Program on VL 5.8
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2007, 12:11:11 pm »

Thank you, the following worked like a charm; wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/e-Sword/e-Sword.exe.  Now my problem is getting the add-on modules installed so they work with the e-Sword program.  I am able to download them onto my desktop of course they download as .exe, but when I try to install them they run forever without any results.  So, that is where I stand with those at this present moment.  Has anyone had success with installing one of the e-Sword modules and making them work with the program?  TC.
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Re: Running e-Sword Bible Program on VL 5.8
« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2007, 06:49:33 pm »

IF you have a windows partition you can expand them there then copy the .bbl files to your linux partition in the directory with e-Sword in it.
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Re: Running e-Sword Bible Program on VL 5.8
« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2008, 12:46:37 pm »

You can install the esword modules by just running wine esword-module-name.exe, which will install them.

Also, see this howto on installing esword on linux: http://techxian.com/esword-on-linux/index.html
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