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    installing firefox for windows using wine

    Hi,

    I seem to be struggling installing the windows version of firefox,

    Everytime i try to run the install after downloading the Exe file wine fails to install.

    The error i get is:

    AN ERROR OCCURED WHILE LOADING THE ARCHIVE

    (NULL)

    Can anybody help with this?

    Thanks in advance,

    Tom

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    Why are you running the Windows build of FF on Wine, and not the build for your distribution?

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    Unfortunatly i wish to use shockwave media, and there is no available plugin for the firefox i am currently using.

    The only way i have managed to find is to install firefox for windows and then continue to install shockwave for windows via wine also.

    Unless you know of another way?

    Thanks,

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    How have you installed wine - from the official repositories?

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    Yes i have, and i have downloaded the .EXE file for firefox, but the install just fails.

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    Sounds like a corrupt download. Get the exe again and make sure it comes from a different mirror this time.

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    ok thanks will try that now

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    worked a treat, however the problem was not the file it was me,

    In a moment of pure stupidy i attempted to install the exe directly,

    instead of taking the time out to think for a moment and right click, running it through windows installer, and NOT archive manager.

    Im sorry i dont know what came over me, basic principles and i forgot!

    Thanks all the same.

    Tom

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