e-Sword, first success

Eberhard Roloff tuxebi at gmx.de
Tue Mar 17 11:09:15 UTC 2009

Nigel Henry wrote:

> I cannot remember if anyone has said that they have e-Sword actually working 
> with Wine on Kubuntu Intrepid 8.10, but if anyone actually does have it 
> working, it would be nice to know how they did it.

Nigel, thanks very much for your great bible related links.

OK, then. Here is is now working on Kubuntu Intrepid 32bit with the 
latest wine from the wineHQ Ubuntu/Debian repository.

I had it previously working in my "family tradition wine" from way back 
when, but could not reproduce how to install it.

So I took heart and deleted my .wine folder, made up an entirely fresh 
new one with winecfg, then installed the latest e-Sword into the default 

When starting from the Konsole e-Sword heavily complained about missing 
da0360.dll and missing ms-jet database components. So I downloaded the 
latest winetricks and installed nearly anything that is on offer in 
there, especially IE6, webfonts, dcom, msjet, foundation classes,comctl 
and mdac components.

Please note that quite a few of theses packages require to have a 
windows license in order to legally install them on wine.

Then a quick "wineboot" and WOW!; the application runs.

Just when ending e-sword, msjet complains to be unable to compact the 
study notes file "study.not".

So I did a quick search on google and found that on windows, either I 
could repair the file with MS-Access, which I do not have.

Alternatively I could simply delete it and have it automatically 
recreated by e-Sword, admittedly loosing all the study notes that I did 
not have. ;-)

I did this and as far as I can tell, it is working now with the default 
bible that came with it

At least the "wine windows" does not give any error messages anymore, 
the application looks and behaves ok (at least for me, as far as I can 
tell) and the konsole also does not give any really hard to fix errors, 
just dozens of "fixme xyc:stub".

Actually with the help of winetricks, it was pretty straightforward. I 
am well aware that this was sort of a Lead Shot at the problem, but I am 
often tired to figure out, which exactly is to install to make windows 
software work with wine. There is sufficent challenge in making it work 
after installation and without errors, at least for me.

Also I do not know whether my ubuntu 32bit makes a difference in 
contrast to 64bit installations.

I am interested to know how more experienced e-Sword users look at the
"e-Sword on wine" installation and what they find missing.

Kind regards

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