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Winetricks & gdiplus

Post by helikart » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:02 pm

Hi,
I'm trying to install gdiplus using winetricks, but it seems that the MS site cannot be reached.

Here's what I get:

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$ sh winetricks gdiplus
err:menubuilder:init_xdg error looking up the desktop directory
Executing wget -O ppviewer.exe -nd -c --read-timeout=300 --retry-connrefused --header Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/1/a/a1adc39b-9827-4c7a-890b-91396aed2b86/ppviewer.exe
--2009-10-04 16:54:28--  http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/1/a/a1adc39b-9827-4c7a-890b-91396aed2b86/ppviewer.exe
Resolving download.microsoft.com... 65.54.87.83, 65.54.87.88
Connecting to download.microsoft.com|65.54.87.83|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2009-10-04 16:54:28 ERROR 404: Not Found.

Note: command 'wget -O ppviewer.exe -nd -c --read-timeout=300 --retry-connrefused --header Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/1/a/a1adc39b-9827-4c7a-890b-91396aed2b86/ppviewer.exe' returned status 1.  Aborting.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Tom

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Re: Winetricks & gdiplus

Post by dimesio » Sun Oct 04, 2009 5:57 pm

helikart wrote:Hi,
I'm trying to install gdiplus using winetricks, but it seems that the MS site cannot be reached.

Here's what I get:

Code: Select all

$ sh winetricks gdiplus
err:menubuilder:init_xdg error looking up the desktop directory
Executing wget -O ppviewer.exe -nd -c --read-timeout=300 --retry-connrefused --header Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/1/a/a1adc39b-9827-4c7a-890b-91396aed2b86/ppviewer.exe
--2009-10-04 16:54:28--  http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/1/a/a1adc39b-9827-4c7a-890b-91396aed2b86/ppviewer.exe
Resolving download.microsoft.com... 65.54.87.83, 65.54.87.88
Connecting to download.microsoft.com|65.54.87.83|:80... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 404 Not Found
2009-10-04 16:54:28 ERROR 404: Not Found.

Note: command 'wget -O ppviewer.exe -nd -c --read-timeout=300 --retry-connrefused --header Accept-Encoding: gzip,deflate http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/1/a/a1adc39b-9827-4c7a-890b-91396aed2b86/ppviewer.exe' returned status 1.  Aborting.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks!

Tom
I'm getting the same thing. The Microsoft site can be reached, but that file cannot be found. I did a search of http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/ and it appears that the Powerpoint Viewer 2003, which is what winetricks uses to install gdiplus, is no longer available for download.

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gdipluss

Post by helikart » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:41 pm

Well, I got gdiplus.dll from an old copy of MS Office 2003 and copied it to .wine/drive_c/system/, but it didn't seem to resolve any of the issues I was having with MS Powerpoint (e.g., when I adjust the size of an object, the screen goes black as long as the left mouse button is pressed).

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Tom

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Re: gdipluss

Post by jorl17 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:43 pm

helikart wrote:Well, I got gdiplus.dll from an old copy of MS Office 2003 and copied it to .wine/drive_c/system/, but it didn't seem to resolve any of the issues I was having with MS Powerpoint (e.g., when I adjust the size of an object, the screen goes black as long as the left mouse button is pressed).

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Tom
About that last issue, what is your Wine version? I used to have such a problem with old Wine versions.

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Re: gdipluss

Post by dimesio » Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:59 pm

helikart wrote:Well, I got gdiplus.dll from an old copy of MS Office 2003 and copied it to .wine/drive_c/system/, but it didn't seem to resolve any of the issues I was having with MS Powerpoint (e.g., when I adjust the size of an object, the screen goes black as long as the left mouse button is pressed).
What version of Powerpoint? What you describe is a known bug in Powerpoint 2007. http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=18887

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Post by helikart » Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:15 pm

I'm using wine 1.1.30 and MS Office 2007.

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Tom

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Post by jorl17 » Sat Oct 10, 2009 4:21 pm

helikart wrote:I'm using wine 1.1.30 and MS Office 2007.

Thanks!

Tom
Then it is the bug that dimesio mentioned. I also have it, even though I kind-of said that I hadn't -- I was wrong, what I don't have is that bug in MS Word (and, IIRC, it used to happen there). Either way, it's a known bug.

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