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I just installed unbuntu

Post by Nissa_M » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:22 am

Not really knowing anything about the system and for the life of me can't figure out how to get me yahoo site builder to work. A friend directed me here. Can anyone help?

Thanks!
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Post by L. Rahyen » Wed Feb 27, 2008 7:53 am

On Wednesday February 27 2008 12:22:51 Nissa_M wrote:
Not really knowing anything about the system and for the life of me can't
figure out how to get me yahoo site builder to work. A friend directed me
here. Can anyone help?

Thanks!
Nissa_M
Can you please give more details? Is there downloadable demo/full version of
your program available? Also, what exactly doesn't work? Installation,
program itself or maybe its part? Describe what errors you get and post
terminal output.
If you don't how to get terminal output, its simple. Just run konsole, xterm
or any other terminal you like, then cd to the directory with you program.
For example:

cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/your_program

And run its main executable like this:

wine program.exe

Where "program.exe" should be replaced with the name of main executable file
of your application.

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Post by Nissa_M » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:04 am

When I double click it on the desk top to open it this is what comes up "No application suitable for automatic installation is available for handling this kind of file". I have no idea what this means. "cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/your_program" didnt' work it said there was no such directory. I really am at a loss. :( "Where "program.exe" should be replaced with the name of main executable file
of your application". Please explain this.

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Post by Timeout » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:27 am

Did you check that wine is installed per default on your distribution?
If not you have to install wine first.

David Shaw

I just installed unbuntu

Post by David Shaw » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:52 am

Timeout wrote:
Did you check that wine is installed per default on your distribution?
If not you have to install wine first.
No, Wine is not installed by default on Ubuntu. There is a version in
the repositories, but it's a little behind the current release - can't
check which version it is, because I've updated to the latest version.

Even when you do install Wine on Ubuntu, however, it won't make the file
association for you. So...

Go to http://www.winehq.org/site/download-deb and follow the
instructions there to setup the repositories then go to System >
Administration > Synaptic and search for and install Wine. Finally,
right click on an .exe file and choose Properties, select the 'Open
With' tab and select Wine - if it isn't shown as an option, click on Add
and Wine should then be shown in the list of available programs.

Double clicking on an .exe should now run it under Wine.

HTH,

David Shaw

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Post by Nissa_M » Wed Feb 27, 2008 9:44 am

Thank you David for your respnce I will try it and see if it works tonight.

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Post by L. Rahyen » Wed Feb 27, 2008 11:17 am

On Wednesday February 27 2008 13:04:19 Nissa_M wrote:
When I double click it on the desk top to open it this is what comes up "No
application suitable for automatic installation is available for handling
this kind of file". I have no idea what this means. "cd
~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/your_program" didnt' work it said there was
no such directory. I really am at a loss. :(
Obviously, you need to replace "your_program" with actual name of a folder
where you installed your application. If you didn't yet installed your
application then you need to do this now (don't try to use its program files
from Windows, this is unsupported). You will be asked for installation path
during installation of your application by its installer.
To install any program in WINE, you need to cd to the directory with its
installer and run something like this:

wine setup.exe

Don't forget to replace "setup.exe" with actual name of the installer.
"Where "program.exe" should be replaced with the name of main executable
file of your application". Please explain this.
In order to run any Windows program on Windows you need to know full path to
the program you want to launch (typically you can find this path in shortcuts
or start menu items; at least this is true for most Windows programs). In
Linux with WINE this is what you can use too (if application in question has
created such items during its installation).
Some examples: for Notepad, main executable is "notepad.exe". For the game
Heroes 3, the main executable is "HEROES3.EXE". And so on... It should be
quite easy to find out the name of main executable by running "ls" after
cd'ing to the installation directory of your program.

If you still have problems, don't forget to post your wine version. Just run:

wine --version

If you get an error that WINE isn't installed, you of course need to install
it first (David Shaw already explained how).

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Post by Robert Lövlie » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:10 pm

Nissa_M wrote:
When I double click it on the desk top to open it this is what comes up "No application suitable for automatic installation is available for handling this kind of file". I have no idea what this means. "cd ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/your_program" didnt' work it said there was no such directory. I really am at a loss. :( "Where "program.exe" should be replaced with the name of main executable file
of your application". Please explain this.

For installing the wine package, use the synaptic package manager. After
that, fire up a terminal, go to the place where the installer for the
program is located (using the command 'cd'), type 'wine program.exe'
where you replace 'program.exe' with the installer name. You should now
be able to install your program. After that, go to the place where the
program was installed, type wine 'program.exe', replacing 'program.exe'
with the program file. This should run your program

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Robert Lövlie

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