Problem with .msi installer under wine (Linux)

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markay
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Re: Problem with .msi installer under wine (Linux)

Postby markay » Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:18 pm

Thanks Roo. I may give it a go but it seems a backward step. Thanks for the input though.

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Re: Problem with .msi installer under wine (Linux)

Postby VBV001 » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:43 pm

Good evening,

I just started with JoinFS and because we have a server running on Linux I test everything out on Linux.
I having troubles with installing X-plane with Wine. Is always comes back that there is an error.

Can somebody help me with this issue. I am using the latest Wine.

Regards,

Cor

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Re: Problem with .msi installer under wine (Linux)

Postby Popfly » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:50 pm

ATC Roo wrote:You'll need to run both Xplane and JoinFS under WINE. You won't be able to run Xplane on Linux and JoinFS under WINE.


This is very sad :( . I use Ubuntu 18.04 under which X-Plane 11 works well, and I was able with some fiddling with PlayOnLinux (which uses WINE) to get JoinFS installed and running very well! The settings panel is excellent which allows for the installation of the JoinFS plugin for X-Plane, which alas has only the win.xpl module. :cry: I then clicked the box in JoinFS settings to download and install VC_redist.x64.exe , but the link is broken. I thus found and downloaded VC_redist.x64.exe , but ... it won't install under WINE! :o I did an internet search and found that VC_redist.x64.exe is not able to be installed under WINE.

There appear to be a few others using Linux who would also like to use JoinFS, but installing both X-Plane and JoinFS using WINE or VirtualBox is not an acceptable method; it slows X-Plane. WINE converts Windows commands to Linux commands, thus the converted program actually uses Linux. So JoinFS works, and X-Plane works, but the plugin connecting them doesn't. What a shame.

There must be some achievable solution to fixing this so that the JoinFS plugin works in Linux. Is there another method besides using VC_redist.x64.exe? Would building the plugin that works in Linux be too difficult? I have seen others on this forum who have volunteered to help. Is this not a possibility? :?

Please ... :)

Bill

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Re: Problem with .msi installer under wine (Linux)

Postby ATC Roo » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:07 am

Being a Linux fan, I'm happy to look into it.

The only problems are.....
I dont own X Plane and I dont have much spare time.

So when I do come up with something, people would need to test and report back, which might make for slow progress.

Roo

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Re: Problem with .msi installer under wine (Linux)

Postby Popfly » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:48 am

ATC Roo wrote:Being a Linux fan, I'm happy to look into it.

The only problems are.....
I dont own X Plane and I dont have much spare time.

So when I do come up with something, people would need to test and report back, which might make for slow progress.

Roo


Most excellent! Progress is the key word here, I'm thinking. :D

Bill

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Re: Problem with .msi installer under wine (Linux)

Postby foo » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:02 pm

Hi I've got JoinFS working in WINE but the JoinFS X-Plane plugin is not compatible with the Linux or Mac versions. running X-Plane in WINE is not a solution unfortunately
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Re: Problem with .msi installer under wine (Linux)

Postby ATC Roo » Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:56 pm

I'm working on a 64bit plugin at the moment.

I'm not far off but have very limited time to complete it.

I'll post it here once complete.

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Re: Problem with .msi installer under wine (Linux)

Postby Fred Stegmann » Sat Feb 08, 2020 6:17 am

Hi Roo,
I am new on this forum and a vivid Linux user; obviously flying X-Plane 11 on Linux.
Proudly member of the Aeroworx team who designed the well known Douglas C-47 / DC-3 and the Tiger Moth DH82 for X-Plane.
If at all possible it would be absolutely awesome if you could amend JoinFS to install directly into Linux and X-Plane!
I am willing to assist you in beta testing for what it's worth?
The time factor seems to be an issue for all developers which I well understand...

Kind regards,
Fred Stegmann

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Re: Problem with .msi installer under wine (Linux)

Postby ATC Roo » Tue Feb 11, 2020 6:07 pm

Hi Fred,

I'm afraid JoinFS isnt my baby, it belongs to Peter and any credit should be given to him.

As for making JoinFS an Xplane plugin (is that what you meant?), I believe it's not possible with out a lot of work.

JoinFS is written with .Net and changing everything to work with .Net core would cause Peter a whole world of pain IMO.

I should have a working linux plugin for Xplane available soon, but JoinFS will still need to be run under wine.

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Re: Problem with .msi installer under wine (Linux)

Postby foo » Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:45 am

Thank you for your work Roo!!

Running the JoinFS client in WINE is no problem really, it's just the JoinFS XP plugin that's the missing link for us Mac/Linux pilots! (no lin.xpl or mac.xpl included)

Welcome to contact me if you need testers, also no stranger to GCC, GNU/Linux and Makefiles, be happy to help if I can :-)


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