JP Vossen on 22 Mar 2009 13:18:39 -0700

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[PLUG] Wine and winetricks

I just learned about a great script called 'winetricks' that automates 
(and makes trivial) the otherwise tedious process of installing required 

For example, neither the dynamic build of PasswordSafe 3.15 [1] nor The 
Regex Coach 0.9.2 (or 0.9.1) installer worked on my Ubuntu 8.04 and 8.10 
Linux under Wine out-of-the box.  But after this they both work great.

$ sudo aptitude install wine wget
$ wget ''
$ bash ./winetricks vcrun2005sp1 vcrun2008
$ wget -O regex-coach-0.9.2.exe ''
$ wine ./regex-coach-0.9.2.exe

* regex-coach-0.9.2.exe is just the usual installer
* I manually created a dir, unzipped PasswordSafe into it, and created 
the menu icon for it.
* Do NOT install Wine directly from the web, use the package management 
system (usually RPM or APT/deb) built-in to your Linux distro and 
version.  If you stray from that you will regret it sooner or 
later--probably sooner.  Trust me.

	(Note is evil)

Similar and also sounds interesting:


[1] PasswordSafe 3.15.1 and 3.16 are static and Just Worked
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