First off let me briefly introduce myself. I have been using linux for several years now and have tried just about all the major distributions. I have been thinking of switching to slackware but the lack of support for dependency resolution always held me back. So now i'm using vector for the first time.
In previous distrobutions I would always install wine doors to help with windows programs in wine. When I first tried to install it in vector I found that the usual dependency program called orange was not installed. Orange is a program that extracts cab files from self extracting installers. After searching for quite some time and trying to convert and install various packages I finally found the orange program and it's libraries in a package that when converted to .tgz would install and function in vector.
I downloaded the packages from debian.org. Here is the link with the search results. http://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=orange
. I then used the program alien to convert it to a .tgz package. I installed both the dev libraries and the standard libraries but I don't think the dev libraries required.
There was one other dependency not installed called rsvg. This one was easier. A quick google search revealed that the packages gnome-python-desktop and dbus-python that can be installed from gslapt resolved that dependency. With the dependency's now installed I installed wine-doors from the source and it's working. And I must say it runs at least 10 times faster then it ever did on suse or ubuntu.
Oh by the way, I still have the .tgz packages I created to install orange if anyone is interested I could submit them to the user repository or something like that.