Re: Wine 1 and Office 2003?

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On Thu, 2008-07-10 at 12:32 +0100, Paul Smith wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 12:27 PM, Mike C <[email protected]> wrote:
> > Does anyone have Excel 2003 working under Wine in F8?
> >
> > I installed Office 2003 Pro after installing wine in F8, then running
> > winecfg to make an initial setup, and using winetricks to install
> > corefonts. I had to "yum install cabextract" before the winetricks
> > script would install corefonts.
> >
> > I have tried various different additional things (rm -fr ~/.wine
> > in between each attempt) but I reach the same problem every time.
> >
> > I have tried installing dcom98, riched20 etc etc but it does not
> > make it work. Also I have the same symptoms on two different machines,
> > bit running KDE 3/5 in F8 and fully up to date.
> >
> > The problem arises after the first time I run Excel (in KDE 3.5 using
> > the K menu to navigate to Excel via the wine submenu). The first time after
> > installing Office 2003 it works (apparently) fine. But every time I run
> > Excel after that it crashes and says it needs to shut down - but does not
> > and goes through a never-ending loop of popping up this box on the screen.
> > Killing all wine processes still leaves cruft on the screen and I have
> > to close the login session and log back in to clear the cruft. However
> > Excel 2003 won't run apart from the first time after install.
> >
> > Does anyone have a workaround for this?
> >
> > I have looked at the winehq site, and also googled for an answer
> > but I cannot find anything available specific to F8 with an
> > up-to-date wine package (there is some blog stuff for the release
> > candidates for wine 1.0 but nothing using current versions.
> > I am currently on wine-1.0-1.fc8
> A different suggestion: use VMware Server instead to run Office2003.
> It is free and it works really fine.

The current version of VMware won't run on recent kernels on F9 (or did
last time I tried it 3 or 4 weeks ago), so I'm running VirtualBox and
have been very pleasantly surprised by how good it is, at least in a
desktop setting.


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