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Unable to run win7 exe program

asked 2015-09-12 10:28:58 -0500

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I run f22 workstation. After dnf install wine I still can't run my window7 .exe program. When I do so I get the following info: fixme:winediag:start_process Wine Staging 1.7.49 is a testing version containing experimental patches. fixme:winediag:start_process Please report bugs at (instead of ). err:module:load_builtin_dll failed to load .so lib for builtin L"WSOCK32.dll": /lib/wine/ file too short

and in my /lib/wine/ I find so many empty files: -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 0 Aug 15 07:26 -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 0 Aug 15 07:26 -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 0 Aug 15 07:26 -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 0 Aug 15 07:26 -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 0 Aug 15 07:26 -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 0 Aug 15 07:26 -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 0 Aug 15 07:26 -rwxr-xr-x. 1 root root 0 Aug 15 07:26

What can i do to fix this problem?

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Welcome to ask.fedora. Have you tried reporting the bug as suggested, and if not, why?

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-09-12 14:17:51 -0500 )edit

Ok.If this is not my fault I will report the bug. Thank you very much.

leoj782 gravatar imageleoj782 ( 2015-09-12 19:42:38 -0500 )edit

By all means, do so. It's possible that re-installing Wine would work, but there's no way that you could be responsible for a file being too short!

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-09-12 21:10:20 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-09-13 16:42:51 -0500

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So I really wouldn't recommend wine for almost anything. You will never know if there is a legitimate bug.

There could be a bug with:

  • The actual program
  • Your specific version of wine
  • The compatibility library you are using.

The real problem with Wine is the limited support that the community can offer you. You usually rely on a developer being interested in running your specific program. There have been success stories in using Wine, I believe many indie games are ported to Linux using wine. In those cases, the developers have financial motivation to porting their games with wine.

Please consider using a Virtual Machine or remote desktop to an actual Windows computer and save yourself the hours of trouble in using Wine.

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