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    Default problems loading updates; WINE

    So I have sucessfully installed 11.2 on my laptop (toshiba satellie m45-s265) without any issues. I mean none, it even autocfg'd the wireless.

    1. I did the first round of automatic updates and "SUSE" showed up on my bootsplash screen (GRUB OS selection). No biggie, went into grub/yast and deleted it off of the menu. I went to go do my next round of automatic updates that popped up on the bottom right corner of the desktop and it won't let me do any of them. It appears they are mostly security updates, and even if I just choose one of them randomly I get the same message ( something like: this is a protected package - I'm assuming that its trying to replace, or package X does not exist, sometimes its both)... I always thought security updates were vital and I want them to avoid future probs, any suggestions??

    2. I downloaded WINE, and just can't find it anywhere. Not quite sure if it just installed itself (doubt it) or not, but it is nowhere to be found, any tips?

    note: I am very new to suse, and linux in general. I mean very new so if these are simple questions, please have mercy, and thanks ahead of time for your time...

    - cheers

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    Default Re: problems loading updates; WINE

    I'm sorry to say it that way but you may have to try harder in providing information for the things you have done.

    1. Did you try too to update with yast online update modul?
    2. How did you download wine? With firefox, with yast (install/remove software)?

    However, please take a look at this thread for dealing with wine.
    Wine - windows apps in Linux - openSUSE Forums

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    Default Re: problems loading updates; WINE

    quick answer is yes, I did both through YAST. However bear in mind ( if it even matter, which I think it doesn't) the actual updates popped up by the clock on the taskbar....its been a few days but yes from what I remember YAST! popped up when I clicked


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    Default Re: problems loading updates; WINE

    You can have only one update process running at a time. So be sure that Software management window is closed when you run the updater and visa versa.

    BTW I have my updater only updating once a week much less guess work about multiple update type programs running.

    Also it helps if you give use the actual error message.

    For wine at a CL (command line) run

    winecfg.

    You will not see wine in the menu. Go to winehq web site for more info on wine

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    Default Re: problems loading updates; WINE

    thanks bud...


    -cheers

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    Default Re: problems loading updates; WINE

    I'm having new issues w/ wine again. I have since put 11.2 on a new computer.

    1. can't get the winecfg window to open after installing the package. This is also the case after logging into root (su -).

    2. I have also tried to reinstall it a couple of times. When I do this, does it overwrite the existing installation like in windows, or do I have several wine(s) installed on my computer. If this is a the case, how would I go in there and get rid of the duplicate files. I'd rather do it from commandline as I am very new to linux and trying to learn commandline primarily.

    Thanks ahead of time guys,

    -cheers

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    Default Re: problems loading updates; WINE

    Hi,

    This is also the case after logging into root (su -)
    Please don't do this

    can't get the winecfg window to open after installing the package.
    Did it work before and now it's crashing?

    2. I have also tried to reinstall it a couple of times. When I do this, does it overwrite the existing installation like in windows, or do I have several wine(s) installed on my computer. If this is a the case, how would I go in there and get rid of the duplicate files. I'd rather do it from commandline as I am very new to linux and trying to learn commandline primarily.
    I'm not completly sure about that but here is what it think.
    The installed version of wine does not matter, the first time you run winecfg a windows-like folder structure is created wiht the path
    "/home/yourusername/.wine"
    As long as you do not remove this folder, winecfg will not create another wine folder and it will not update the exesting winefolder to newer wine versions even if you have installed a never package.

    Maybe it helps removing (renaming for backup issues) the exesting wine version first before again executing winecfg again.

    rm -r .wine
    (rm = remove)

    or

    mv .wine wine_backup
    (mv = move, in this case used for renaming the .wine folder)

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    Default Re: problems loading updates; WINE

    Quote Originally Posted by subcook69420 View Post
    I'm having new issues w/ wine again. I have since put 11.2 on a new computer.

    1. can't get the winecfg window to open after installing the package. This is also the case after logging into root (su -).

    2. I have also tried to reinstall it a couple of times. When I do this, does it overwrite the existing installation like in windows, or do I have several wine(s) installed on my computer. If this is a the case, how would I go in there and get rid of the duplicate files. I'd rather do it from commandline as I am very new to linux and trying to learn commandline primarily.

    Thanks ahead of time guys,

    -cheers
    Wine is a fantastic piece of software, that has sen tons of improvement in the last year or so. That having been said, using it is still something of an art.

    First-- this may seem basic, but I want to clear up any possible misconception-- wine allows you to install and run windows programs in linux. You won't find a "wine" shortcut on your desktop or in your start menu (though in dolphin or konqueror you shoult be able to right click a ".exe" file and see the option "open using wine".).

    Windows programs get installed per-user rather than for all users like linux ones. That is, each user gets a "~/.wine/drive_c" directory with a "Program Files" for programs and a "windows" directory for installing windows DLLs. When wine gets re-installed, your local .wine directory tree is untouched. If you copied any microsft or proprietary DLL files there they will remain and all your installed programs will still be there. In fact, as long as you have your /home mounted on a separate partition (which I'm pretty sure opensuse defaults to) then you can actually upgrade or re-install opensuse and your windows programs will still be there waiting for you. (how cool is that?)

    Getting programs installed and working correctly is now often as easy as typing "wine setup.exe" at the command line after inserting the program CD. Many programs still require a bit more work than this though-- check out winehq.org and search there for the programs you care about. If you only want wine for games, consider playonlinux, which is wine combined with a bunch of scripts to automatically set up certain popular games.

    If wine is installed correctly, then opening a command window and typing "winecfg" should spit out a bunch of scary-looking debug information before popping up a window. If wine is not installed you'll get a message like "winecfg -- not found".

    I've had trouble updating to the latest version of wine recently due to some kind of dependency issue but the version that comes with your DVD should work reasonable well as long as you're using opensuse 11.1 or 11.2

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    Default Re: problems loading updates; WINE

    1. SU - , why not? should I just stick w/ (su)?

    2. No, wine has not been successfully installed on this computer yet. I have also been unable to pull up the winecfg window, ever.

    3. Rather than renaming, wouldn't it be more effective to get rid of all files and attempt to start from scratch?? would {rm -r.wine} - no brackets of course - actually remove the files and and rid them from my computer?? again, I'm new

    Incognito9 -- I am running the 32 bit 11.2. I have it on anouther computer, and when I downloaded and installed the package, opened a terminal, and typed winecfg, the window popped up on the first try. This time, a window doesn't pop up, and there is no scary looking script after typing it. If I already have wine on 11.2, why would it gladly accept it when I downloaded and installed the package the first time, or even notify me that I already had it?

    Thanks guys,

    -cheers

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    Default Re: problems loading updates; WINE

    ok yes... yes..


    this is confirmed, I'm also having the same dependency issues. I am actually getting several different notices resulting after a few attempts. I'm still using opensuse 11.2, your saying I shouldn't be having these problems ?


    -cheers

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