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    PCLinuxOS - Wine problems

    Ok, so i have recently installed PClinuxOS.

    So far everything is goin great and i am enjoying using the distro.

    Everything installs sweetly, except for wine, this is perhaps my own fault as im unsure which version to install!

    Ubuntu,
    Debian,
    Red hat,
    Suse

    etc..... anybody got any experience with this distro that can help?

    Thanks in advance.

    Tom

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    Its packages are rpm so I would suspect suse.

    According to the site its based on Mandriva. Have you tried compiling? Always fun!!

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    yeah if its an RPM based package system i would recommend Redhat or SuSE packages, does it not have repos that you can just install wine from?

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    Ok allow me to explain im a complete newbie to linux, got used to gnome for a little while and then moved on to KDE, which isnt as pretty! i have checked the repos, nothing naturally in there so have added the link from winehq.org to sources.list, and still nothing working!

    and could you run me through the "compiling" process for wine, like i said, new to this distro.

    Thanks again!

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    You should have Synaptic installed which would allow you to browse the packages available on the repos you have selected. Have you tried that? Synaptic may be called "Package Manager" or something similar.

    Compiling is the last step really lol I am not sure on PCLinuxOS but for most you install a package called "Build-Essential" which includes all the compiler software then download all the dependencies for Wine (which will be listed in the source code for the project) then type "make" (usually )

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    im sure that wine should show up in the package manager, try searching for one of its sub packages line wine-config etc.... then it might install as a dependancy

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    ok, heres the problem, all the correct sources for my distro are asking me to use "YUM" to install it.
    Unfortunatly i dont appear to have that as a command! anyone help with this and i may be on my way to solving this problem.

    Thanks again!

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmbenson View Post
    ok, heres the problem, all the correct sources for my distro are asking me to use "YUM" to install it.
    Unfortunatly i dont appear to have that as a command! anyone help with this and i may be on my way to solving this problem.

    Thanks again!

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    I dont believe it does use YUM.

    PCLinuxOS is an rpm based distribution utilizing apt-get with a Synaptic Software Manager frontend
    From the PC Linux OS Site.

    Try as super user command line:

    apt-get install wine

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    oh ive tried that, if i take the source from winehq it STILL say can not find package wine!

    When using linux mint or ubuntu this worked great, seems to be a different kettle of fish entirely.

    And its driving me nuts!

    Will keep trying but any ideas are more than welcome!

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    Have you checked you have all the repos activated in Synaptic. Have a look in the options menus in the program Synaptic itself. If you do then try redownloading all the repo data.

    apt-get update

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    tried to run the updates, seems to fail also, i am aware that i am correctly exporting the networks proxy, but sitll get the error:

    E: tried to dequeue a fetching object

    for all of the updates?

    Any help with this? could this be part of my problem?

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    I tihnk this could be the source of it. We have an RM Smartcache here which i beleive is a squid box with their name on it. Had to install OidentD and do the following

    create: /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/proxy
    ( That is a file called "proxy" in the folder /etc/apt/apt.conf.d/ )

    Add the following lines to the text file:

    // Configure apt to use a proxy
    Acquire::http::Proxy "http://<our proxy IP>:8080";
    Acquire::ftp::Proxy "http://<our proxy IP>:8080";


    This sorted the proxy issue here.

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    ok, created the file and aquired the proxy, updates still failing, i have even exported the proxy through the bashrc file. still nothing.
    Last edited by tmbenson; 9th June 2009 at 02:22 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmbenson View Post
    ok, created the file and aquired the proxy, updates still failing, i have even exported the proxy through the bashrc file. still nothing.
    mmm interesting.... lol I'm kinda out of ideas, did a bit of browsing about the error message there are a couple of threads on this site which talk of problems with certain proxies and APT. Can you bypass your proxy at all?

    Im guessing you can access the internet itself? Have you thought of downloading rpm packages directly from WineHQ?

    SourceForge.net: Wine Is Not an Emulator: Files

    Installing the Mandriva RPMs should be ok

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    ok it would appear that i have solved it, but not exactly as mentioned.

    after changing the proxy settings you mentioned i still got nothing,

    For those interested or for future use i managed to finally get it working by accessing the proxy server from a windows machine and manually adding the IP address of the linux machine to a custom NAT list, allowing me to bypass merilly.

    Altough this did not work the first time! so im guessing it was a combination of the 2,

    Thanks for all your help.

    Tom

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