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    Default .msi in Linux/ wine?

    Trying to install a .msi (only installable avail) in Suse 11.0.

    # msiexec /i TapeTrack.msi
    err:msi:copy_package_to_temp failed to copy package L"TapeTrack.msi"
    fixme:msi:MSI_OpenDatabaseW open failed r = 80030002 for L"TapeTrack.msi"


    Can anyone help?

    Tried just the following and got;

    # msiexec TapeTrack.msi
    wine: created the configuration directory '/root/.wine'
    Could not load Mozilla. HTML rendering will be disabled.
    wine: configuration in '/root/.wine' has been updated.
    Usage:
    Install a product:
    msiexec {package|productcode} [property]
    msiexec /i {package|productcode} [property]
    msiexec /a package [property]
    Repair an installation:
    msiexec /f[p|o|e|d|c|a|u|m|s|v] {package|productcode}
    Uninstall a product:
    msiexec /x {package|productcode} [property]
    Advertise a product:
    msiexec /j[u|m] package [/t transform] [/g languageid]
    msiexec {u|m} package [/t transform] [/g languageid]
    Apply a patch:
    msiexec /p patchpackage [property]
    msiexec /p patchpackage /a package [property]
    Modifiers for above operations:
    msiexec /l[*][i|w|e|a|r|u|c|m|o|p|v|][+|!] logfile
    msiexec /q{|n|b|r|f|n+|b+|b-}
    Register a module:
    msiexec /y module
    Unregister a module:
    msiexec /z module
    Display usage and copyright:
    msiexec {/h|/?}
    NOTE: Product code on commandline unimplemented as of yet

    Copyright 2004 Vincent Bron

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    Default Re: .msi in Linux/ wine?

    I think the problem here is that you are logged in as root which you should NEVER do.
    Log back in as a normal user and try again.
    Also there seems to be a native Linux version have a read here

    Geoff
    Core 2 Duo 3.16GHz, 8GB DDR2, 3.5TB, GeForce 9600 GT, Amilo LCD 26", OS 11.1 x86_64, KDE4.2.4 (2)
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    Default Re: .msi in Linux/ wine?

    Worked. Thanks. Can anyone explain to me why it worked with reduced permissions but would not with SU?

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    Default Re: .msi in Linux/ wine?

    It's part of keeping wine apps safe. If they were run as root could potentially be prone to malware

    Geoff
    Core 2 Duo 3.16GHz, 8GB DDR2, 3.5TB, GeForce 9600 GT, Amilo LCD 26", OS 11.1 x86_64, KDE4.2.4 (2)
    My wine tips & tricks

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