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Wine install Question
« on: June 22, 2008, 03:10:19 am »
I've installed wine1.0 using Gslapt and it's working really well.

On the WineHQ site it states that wine should not be installed as root but when you use Gslapt to install you're asked for the root password so have I installed wine as root?

Chris

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Re: Wine install Question
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2008, 04:26:23 am »
I've installed wine1.0 using Gslapt and it's working really well.

On the WineHQ site it states that wine should not be installed as root but when you use Gslapt to install you're asked for the root password so have I installed wine as root?

Chris

No  the root password is only required for the Gslapt access.
Wine will be installed in /home/usr/.wine directory.

Have a good Day,
Dave

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Re: Wine install Question
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2008, 04:28:06 am »
P.S.  forgot to say that in order to view the wine dirctory you'll have to click the box to show hidden files in which ever file manager your using. 

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Re: Wine install Question
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2008, 04:45:28 am »
I've installed wine1.0 using Gslapt and it's working really well.

On the WineHQ site it states that wine should not be installed as root but when you use Gslapt to install you're asked for the root password so have I installed wine as root?

Chris

No  the root password is only required for the Gslapt access.
Wine will be installed in /home/usr/.wine directory.

Have a good Day,
Dave



 ??? Not here. Its in stalled to /usr, not to home. All I have in my home directory is .wine, which seems to contain setup files. The rest of the files are in the usr tree.

 ;D Not that it seems to worry anything - its working just fine here also.

paul.

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Re: Wine install Question
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2008, 04:49:14 am »
I've installed wine1.0 using Gslapt and it's working really well.

On the WineHQ site it states that wine should not be installed as root but when you use Gslapt to install you're asked for the root password so have I installed wine as root?

Chris

No  the root password is only required for the Gslapt access.
Wine will be installed in /home/usr/.wine directory.

Have a good Day,
Dave



 ??? Not here. Its in stalled to /usr, not to home. All I have in my home directory is .wine, which seems to contain setup files. The rest of the files are in the usr tree.

 ;D Not that it seems to worry anything - its working just fine here also.

paul.

your Correct  it is set up in usr the .wine file in home/usr/ are the actual setup and programs files being run.
in any event it is not installed to /root.
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Re: Wine install Question
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2008, 01:39:13 pm »
Thanks for the replies, just needed some reassurance that I wasn't doing anything wrong.

Chris

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Re: Wine install Question
« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2008, 05:15:22 am »
In my case, after installing Wine, I found Mysql wouldn't run anymore, so I removed Wine and Mysql is back to normal.  So I'll leave this for now, as Mysql is much, much more important to me than any Wine functionality!

I'd still be interested in why this happens though.
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