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.
Once the files were downloaded, I copied them into a separate “working” directory called “wine”.
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:
This command should run the text editor notepad.exe.
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.
Now, wine should be installed and ready to run the PeopleSoft installers.