Step By Step Virtual PS Install: Install Wine

This is a continuation of my virtual PeopleSoft installation.  In this step, we will install Wine, a windows emulator that allows Linux users to run Windows-only programs.  To see the complete list of posts, click here.

I apologize about the images.  I tried to back them up, and I just found out that they did not backup properly.  I have tried to take some after the fact.

Download all of the RPM files that begin with wine- from the Red Hat Packages.

Wine RPMs:


wine-download by you.

Once the files were downloaded, I copied them into a separate “working” directory called “wine”.

wine-downloaded by you.

With all of the RPM files in one directory, you can install them easily with the command:

rpm -i *.rpm

You can test your wine installation with the command:

wine notepad

This command should run the text editor notepad.exe.

notepad by you.

Next exit the root security, and run the same notepad command (wine notepad) as your regular user.

Since we have wine working for the regular user, lets create the PeopleSoft home directory in location that is accessible to Wine as a drive.

So, create your directory whereever you want it to be.  I just created a pshome directory in my regular home directory (/home/pshr/pshome).

Then, we need to run the winecfg command.  Go to the Drives tab, and add your new path as the d: drive.

winecfg by you.

Now, wine should be installed and ready to run the PeopleSoft installers.


Wine Howto

Wine Binary Downloads

Wine Packages for Red Hat-based Distributions

4 thoughts on “Step By Step Virtual PS Install: Install Wine

  1. Hey… not a bad idea! I never thought of using WINE for running AppDesigner etc. This is really funny, because I’m in the process of installing Oracle DB, PeopleTools 8.49, and Demo databases for Enterprise Portal 9.0 and Campus Solutions 9.0 all into a single VMWare virtual machine today. The big difference is I’m using WinXP as the guest OS. So far, so good. I need this in order to teach a class on Enterprise Portal in a couple of weeks, without students stepping on each other’s stuff. Just install VMWare Player in the training lab, and voila!

    WINE is a good idea. I’ll have to try it sometime…

    PS – Are you independent, or for whom do you work?

  2. Chris,

    Thanks for comment. The one problem that I am having right now is with the database access. The ODBC support for Oracle database is difficult. The PeopleSoft installer worked relatively fine, but I haven’t gotten Application Designer to work yet.

    One recommendation on the VMWare images is to make sure that they have enough RAM. I would recommend at least 2GB of RAM and allocate 1GB in the virtual machine.

    As far as work, I am working for a small firm in Lakeland, FL, but I do the blogging on the side separately in my own time.

  3. Hi,

    After doing the steps i get the following error
    wine notepad
    wine: failed to initialize: /usr/lib/wine/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    can you tell me wats the problem?


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