installing wine on Ubuntu 8.04LTS

Asked by uye

i try to install wine on my home computer by means of wine-1.0.tar.bz2 downloaded to my stick from my office computer. i've no internet connection at home.i make a dir 'Downloads' in my home dir from terminal by mkdir /home/uym("mylogin name")/Downloads and copy the wine-1.0.tar.bz2 to this directory. Then from terminal i entered tar -xjvf ~/Downloads/wine-1.0.tar.bz2 and after some messages on the terminal, i give cd wine-1.0.Then i give command ./configure. i get the replies as foll:
checking build system type ... i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1
checking host system type ... i686-pc-linux-gnulibc1
checking whether make sets $(MAKE) ... yes
checking for gcc ... gcc
checking for C compiler default outputfile name ...
configure : error : C compiler cannot create executables.
see 'config.log' for more details.

i read the 'config.log' in my wine-1.0 dir and found some lines like these included with other lines:
Thread model : posix
gcc version 4.2.3(Ubuntu 4.2.3-2ubuntu7)
configure : 2623 : $?=0
configure : 2630 : gcc -V>&5
gcc : '-V' option must have argument
configure : 2633 : $?=1
/usr/bin/ld : crtl.o : No such file : No such file or directory
collect 2 : ld returned 1 exit status
And near the end of this file it shows
configure : 2731 : error
C compiler cannot create executables
see 'config.log' for more details
And the line at end is
configure : exit 77
Pls Help me as i'm a real newbie learning Ubuntu.

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fab-furnari (fab-furnari) said :

You should install the libc6-dev package, as described in

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soc (simon-ochsenreither) said :

I would suggest installing the package instead of downloading the source and compiling it.

Compiling the source takes a lot of time and unless you need to manually change some source code it doesn't bring any benefits.

My recommendation is to download the necessary packages from here: and install them.

Remember to first install the packages wine depends on, but I assume the package installer will tell you that.

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uye (yemyint-1618) said :

thank you for yr advice fixed. Now i've been in office when i recd yr advice and so i follow the link you've provided and i found to choose which package i have to download because there are so many choices like libc6i386-dev libc6amd64 etc. i can not decide which one to choose. Pls be informed that we are in a situation to have an internet connection is a blessing and i only have this opportunity in my office and not at home where's my computer resides.Pls advice me further what to do, what to download, etc etc. It may be a silly request but pls be informed that we here are not such in touch with internet and also i'm a real newbie to Ubuntu. Thanks anyway.

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Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said :

So please close this question...:)

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uye (yemyint-1618) said :

the above suggestion of Bhavani Shankar advice me to close the question without any solution and does it means there's to solution available with my working condition? pls reply. thanks and best regards.

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Luky Winarto (luckyborneo) said :

Hi uye.. you can download all these packages at once from your office.

then, after you download all those file at one folder, you just execute this command from terminal
$ cd Downloads
$ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

That's it.. hace a nice try...

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uye (yemyint-1618) said :

Thank you very much to Luky Wubarti and all concerned. Now i've been able to install win as suggested by Luky.I do not know what version it is, but there is windows notepad on my menu which is serviceable. Kindly let be know and suggested how to run other windows program with my already installed wine. All my questions may cause all of you to be impatient. I already tried and fetch my needs in other forums. But i'm not as fortunate as all of you since we have only two ISPs and to be able to have access to internet seems to be a good fortune and a previledge. You all may appreciate my position and hope will be quite patient with my silly questions.
Thanks very much for yr patience and suggestions.

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Dan Kegel (dank) said :

Please read
If that doesn't answer your question, let us know.

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uye (yemyint-1618) said :

Thank you very much Dan for guiding me to almost all of my needs. I'm now reading the wiki and trying to solve my problems. I sincerely believe this will solve my needs. thanks to all concerned and guiding me to solve my problems.