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asked 2013-08-25 01:57:57 -0600

fedora19 gravatar image

hello. in terminal fedora 19 kde : cd /usr/sare/fonts mkdir filename or cd wine-1.6/ .... ./configure --enable-win64 I see : permission denied

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are you logged in as root?

anurag gravatar imageanurag ( 2013-08-25 02:02:41 -0600 )edit

how I use sudo?

anurag i dont now.

fedora19 gravatar imagefedora19 ( 2013-08-25 04:07:03 -0600 )edit

I'm more worried about what you're trying to do here. What are you trying to build? If you're not well versed with the terminal, or administration on linux, I recommend you first read a few tutorials and learn a little before you go ahead and compile stuff as root. One good tutorial is here: We can help you a lot more if you told us what you are trying to do. Also, google "linux sudo".

FranciscoD_ gravatar imageFranciscoD_ ( 2013-08-25 06:16:29 -0600 )edit

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answered 2013-08-25 02:37:21 -0600

Sourav gravatar image

I think you don't have the appropriate permissions. You should try using 'sudo'

Else, you can always try 'su' and enter your superuser password (I wouldn't recommend it since it gives you too much power to break your system - delete vital files, etc)

So, try sudo first. If it doesn't work, then su.

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answered 2013-08-25 16:38:32 -0600

marcindulak gravatar image

Is it a wine installation? Better avoid any manual installations as root, unless you really know what you are doing, and keep track of all the installed files or other possible modifications to the system. It looks that the current wine version available for Fedora 19:

    yum info wine.x86_64

is built using the --enable-win64 flag:

    cd /tmp&& mkdir tmp.$$&& cd tmp.$$&& rpm2cpio | cpio -idm && grep enable-win wine.spec

so instead of compiling, try first:

    su -c "yum install wine"
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answered 2013-08-25 21:28:43 -0600

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updated 2013-08-25 21:48:33 -0600

Hi, Do you make you own wine rpm version or only need compile and install wine? if you need multiple wine versions then no overwrite the actual routes.

Example if your path is "/usr/share/fonts" and you have a 64bits machine.

cd $HOME/mywineversion_directory

./configure --prefix=/usr/share/fonts --sysconfdir=/usr/share/fonts --with-x --libdir=/usr/share/fonts/lib64 --enable-win64 

make depend



make install

Note: This method will avoid damages to the system... q4wine o playonlinux can help if you don't want complicate your live with multiple wine versions ;)

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