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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Running Wine on MeeGo

One of the good thing of MeeGo is that it contains a standard X server along with full 2D/3D acceleration. Having a full X stack running on your netbook enables the possibility to use a good variety of exist fun Linux programs. Such as Wine.

In order to play Plants vs Zombies™ and Zuma™, I have installed Wine on MeeGo. Wine is not in MeeGo's official repo (yet), so I just downloaded all wine-*.rpm from Fedora's rawhide repo and the installation was a breeze. I hope MeeGo will have it's own Wine package soon, it should be quite easy to repackage with minor tweaks from Fedora's packaged Wine. Thanks Fedora project! Anyone in the community want to volunteer?

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I want to get Wine running in MeeGo but don't know how to get hold of the .rpm packages. How did you download them from another repo than MeeGo's (where Wine is missing)?

Yan Li said...

I justed downloaded those wine*.rpms from a Fedora mirror nearby and used "rpm -i *.rpm" to install them.

Of course using a yum (or zypper) is better. If you don't know how to write a repo conf file just copy one from a Fedora installation. You can use "includepkgs=wine*" in the repo conf file so that only wine packages from Fedora is used, and other packages will be excluded so they won't affect the MeeGo system.

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