wine not found in installed program list

Asked by Virgil Jones on 2007-04-07

I just installed Wine Package to attempt to use a Windows program. I followed the instructions on page 145 of "The Official ubuntu Book" under the heading Runing Ajpplications and was instructed to right click the setup progarm ICON. The program CD was loaded and the Icon was right clicked. I then clicked run under another application and wine was not there. Wine Windows Emulator shows up in Synaptic Package Manager as
installed and under ADD/Remove. I also ran the winecfg program before trying to install my program. Any help will be appreciated.

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hi,

i don't read the Official Ubuntu Book, but i had never seen wine on the list of "run under another application", usually it appears on the top of the menu, when you right click an exe, dll, swf ... and other files.

of course you can always call wine from the command line,

#wine youraplication.exe

regards from Bolivia.

Virgil Jones (virgiljones38) said : #2

Thanks for the help. It is probably me but it didn't seem to help and
could be that I didn't provide the correct information. The list I was
looking in was the "Open with other application". What I am trying to
do is install a program called MyTrees. When I put the program CD in I
get four Icons on the screen, MyTrees.CD, MyTrees.CD1, MyTrees.CDX, and
ReadMe.Txt. I cann't get to the place to see the .exe file. With the
suggestion given me I pressed Alt+F2 bringing up what I thought was the
command line and typed in #wine readme.txt, and got "URL is not valid
and cannot be loaded", then #wine mytrees.cd1 and got The application
nautilus has quit unexpectedly with a icons to restart nautilus or
notify develolper, I chose restart and this didn't resolve porblem. I
am a total beginner with Linux my experience in in VM and DOS. Thank for
any help.
On Sat, 2007-04-07 at 10:10 +0000, Mario César wrote:
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> hi,
>
> i don't read the Official Ubuntu Book, but i had never seen wine on the
> list of "run under another application", usually it appears on the top
> of the menu, when you right click an exe, dll, swf ... and other files.
>
> of course you can always call wine from the command line,
>
> #wine youraplication.exe
>
> regards from Bolivia.
>
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... for open a txt file with wine you have to do:

#wine notepad readme.txt

So, you are calling notepad inside wine, if you do something like "wine FILE" FILE would be always treated like a binary file (EXE's)

but please open the readme.txt with out using wine, and paste it on a next message.

i don't know the CD1 and CD2 file types, I think, it is a compress file for movies. You can try installing WinRar with wine (#wine setup.exe) and open the file with winrar "#wine winerar.exe MyTrees.CD"

Can yo tell me if you install your Application on windows, and how you did it?

Remember that wine open binaries files.

Regards and wish you luck.

Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) said : #4

I've never seen Wine be in that list, but you can type it into the little box at the bottom. What happens if you try that?

Once you have run one application under wine by using the method outlined (right click file, open with, other application, type wine in the box) it will then add an option to the right click menu to allow you to run further applications with wine by right clicking and choosing "open with wine".

Best Virgil Jones (virgiljones38) said : #6

Thanks for all the help. I finally found the answer through your help. The problem was that I needed to click on the use custom command box and tipe in wine with the correct CD in the drive. This told me that the program was installed and now it is eacy to find wine in the first box that appears when you click the .exe file.