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Offline robc

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« on: December 12, 2008, 11:40:13 PM »
Is anyone working on a wine extension? I was looking into this since I need to update my BIOS and only Windows files are provided by the board manufacturer for BIOS updating....and I've only updated a BIOS in Windows before.

I was going to start this on Monday if nobody else objects.
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Offline ^thehatsrule^

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Re: wine
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2008, 12:44:47 AM »
I doubt that would work... and even if it could, it's probably not a good idea, in terms of safety.

Do you mean i.e. win32 files, or dos/windows 98 files?  I haven't heard of a Win only situation before... usually there are options for DOS, and BIOS options are becoming popular.
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Offline robc

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Re: wine
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2008, 09:49:04 PM »
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I doubt that would work... and even if it could, it's probably not a good idea, in terms of safety.

Good point, I thought about it more and I'm going to see if I can find a Windows drive somewhere, just to be on the safe side. Since it will be a onetime thing.

I can still work on a wine extension.
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Offline wdef

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Re: wine
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2008, 05:08:51 AM »
As I understand it you would boot from DOS on a usb stick or floppy to flash a commercial BIOS like Phoenix for example.  Never heard of anyone doing it under Wine.

Offline robc

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Re: wine
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2008, 01:46:05 PM »
Here is the end of my output for ./configure:
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configure: libhal development files not found, no dynamic device support.
configure: libsane development files not found, scanners won't be supported.
configure: libgphoto2 development files not found, digital cameras won't be supported.
configure: libldap (OpenLDAP) development files not found, LDAP won't be supported.

configure: WARNING: libxml2 development files not found, XML won't be supported.

configure: WARNING: libxslt development files not found, xslt won't be supported.

I have libxml2, libxml2-devs, and libxslt installed. I think the XML support can be added if the libxslt devs can be supplied.

As for the hardware support...should it be a concern to support those in wine or should I assume those devices can be handled in tcl?
Does anyone have an opinion on LDAP/OpenLDAP?
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Offline Juanito

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Re: wine
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2008, 07:35:35 PM »
if you have libxml2-devs loaded then the error probably means the pkgconfig path needs to be set:
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$ export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig

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Re: wine
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2008, 05:41:33 AM »
LibXSLT devs are included in the extension
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Offline papparonny

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Re: wine
« Reply #7 on: December 17, 2008, 01:07:19 AM »
i wouldnt recommend you flash from windows! you run a great risk of "bricking" your board(killing it)! if its a fairly new motherboard, placing the flash-image on a usb-disk (using fat16/32 fs) and using BIOSs built-in flash-utility should work.. or use dos (www.freedos.org)