11 March 2013

356. Installing Office 2003 under Wine on Arch Linux

I did this in wine 1.5.25. Office 2003 is a bit trickier in Arch than in debian (http://verahill.blogspot.com.au/2013/01/307-installing-office-2003-in-wine-on.html)

1. First enable multilib in /etc/pacman.conf
96 97 [multilib] 98 SigLevel = PackageRequired 99 Include = /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist 100

2. Install wine
pacman -S wine winetricks wine_gecko
WINEARCH=win32 winecfg
winetricks msxml3

Follow the instructions (i.e. download the msi file and put it in the right location)

3. Install Office
loop-mount your iso (or put in the CD)

sudo mkdir -p /media/cdrom
sudo chmod u+rwx /media/cdrom
chmod og+rx /media/cdrom
sudo mount -o loop OFFICE11.iso /media/cdrom
msiexec \i /media/cdrom/pro11.msi

Don't choose advanced customisation or the install will eventually fail. You can run 'wine control' later and click on 'Add/Remove programs' but unfortunately I don't seem to be able to actually get MS equation editor to install that way either.

I was hoping that 1.5.25 would work with Equation editor, but it didn't: http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=32697

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