[ILUG] Installing MS apps under linux without Windows
Donnchadh Ó Donnabháin
d_odonnabhain at vistech.ie
Wed Jan 5 12:22:07 GMT 2000
Conor Lennon wrote:
> Is it possible to install MS apps under Linux if Windows is not
> installed on the machine?
> Say, for example, I had a machine with Linux installed on it, and no
> Then, say, I went a bit mad, and wanted to install MS Visual C++ 6 on
> the machine, and then run it using wine.
> Is that possible?
Well you could try running the installer in wine. I did this once but
it didn't work very well installing from a CD as wine didn't really
a case-insensitive filesystem very well. (Installer couldn't find file
XYZ.AB_ when a file Xyz.Ab_ existed on the CD). I ended up copying the
files to the HD and changing filenames as needed. Maybe wine handles
filenames somewhat better now.
A linux extractor for installshield installers would be handy though.
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