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By: SupportPosted on: Dec 28 2022 at 04:16:17 AM


Please note that this toptic only relates to running miniMRP on Linux and Apple/Mac machines in the WINE environment. If you're an MS Windows user don't read it.

By: GuestPosted on: Dec 28 2022 at 05:24:10 PM
Bottles //usebottles.com/ is an environment for running windows applications in linux. Unfortunately i'm still not experienced enough to get MiniMRP running correctly, but it seems "really close". I think i just have a problem with sandboxing.

Wondering if anyone has any experience to share about this, or wants to try and share their learnings.

By: igPosted on: Dec 29 2022 at 09:12:27 AM
The error i get while trying to "Test and Save the Connection" is
IErrorInfo.GetDescription failed with E_FAIL(0x80004005)

By: SupportPosted on: Dec 30 2022 at 03:58:50 AM
@ig. Are you the same person (Guest) who posted the Linux-Bottles question? I mean is that error occurring in Linux?

By: MattPosted on: Dec 30 2022 at 04:10:09 AM
The question about Linux-Bottles.

I suppose it's just terminology but I prefer to think of the environment for running windows application in linux as "WINE". (not bottle)

A "Bottle" (as in WINE Bottle) is a method whereby a 'bundle of programs including WINE, The windows application and dependencies, are all collected together and 'Bottled' as a single unit. The idea being that it makes it easier to deploy the whole bundle to other users.

I must confess that we never tested MiniMRP in a bottle so have no idea how to bottle it.

I would suggest first running it in WINE (not in a bottle). Go to the WINE website and search for MiniMRP. The page explains how to install and run in WINE.

By: GuestPosted on: Dec 30 2022 at 04:14:29 AM
Here's an extract from an older thread.

Running in WINE. Main thing to remember is to install in a 32bit prefix. It does actually work in a 64bit prefix but needs a little fiddling with Jet40. Much simpler to create a dedicated 32bit folder for MiniMRP.

For Linux here's the install steps (I assume you have wine and winetricks already installed)

# Using terminal Create a dedicated 32bit prefix for MiniMRP with this command
WINEARCH=win32 WINEPRFIX=~/.minimrp winecfg

# That sets up the folder and opens wine config. See that applications tab is showing Windows 7 and close it.
# Then run winetricks to install the dotnet framework and jet40 like this:

WINEPREFIX=~/.minimrp winetricks -q dotnet40 jet40

# Then download MiniMRP and install using wine. For example if you downloaded the pro
# version of MiniMRP to you Linux /USER/Downloads/ folder the command to install would be

WINEPREFIX=~/.minimrp wine ~/Downloads/install_minimrp5p.exe

On my Ubuntu this created a MiniMRP shortcut on the Linux desktop. Double click that to run MiniMRP.

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