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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2013

    Talking Installing pokerstars with wine

    Hi Linix community

    I am new to linux and therefor I have a rookie question i hope someone will be kind enough to answer

    I have installed the program called "wine" from software center and downloaded pokerstars program.

    Afterwards I want to follow the recormendations presented here:

    The first step works fine but then they say:

    1. Copy the PokerStars setup file to your Wine directory

    :~> cp /home/user/PokerStarsInstall.exe /home/user/.wine

    When i do this i get the following messages:

    kenneth@ubuntu:~$ cd .wine
    kenneth@ubuntu:~/.wine$ cp /home/kenneth/pokerstarsInstall.exe /home/kenneth/.wine
    cp: cannot stat `/home/kenneth/pokerstarsInstall.exe': No such file or directory

    Can someone please tell me what i am doing wrong here?

    (Sorry for my bad english - I am dane)

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    51.8° N 5.8° E
    Xubuntu 17.04 Zesty Zapus

    Re: Installing pokerstars with wine

    Watch the capitals. Linux is case sensitive.

    Also, are you sure you downloaded the setup file to your home directory?

    BTW, your english is OK. I've seen much worse here.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2013

    Re: Installing pokerstars with wine


    It has nothing to do with case sensitive letters. Just tried it.

    I think I have downloaded PokerStarsInstallDK.exe in /home/kenneth/Downloads

    I cant see where i have downloaded wine? I can just see i have it from Ubuntu Software Center.

    In "Dash Home" i found it as an application but not as a file & folders like pokerstars - could this be it?

    Or can you search for the location?

  4. #4
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    Aug 2011
    51.8° N 5.8° E
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    Re: Installing pokerstars with wine

    If you installed wine from the software centre it should be properly installed. It's somewhere in your system (in /usr to be precise) and right where it ought to be.

    Now, in the terminal (note that you can do this without terminal, but giving terminal instructions is clearer):
    #Make sure you are in your home directory (you should be there by default)
    #Create the .wine directory if it's not there yet
    mkdir .wine
    #Go to the .wine directory
    cd .wine
    #Copy the installer there
    cp ~/Downloads/PokerStarsInstallDK.exe .
    #Start setup
    wine ./PokerStarsInstallDK.exe
    Watch the spaces and tilde (~).

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2013

    Re: Installing pokerstars with wine

    I think I have the wine directory because when i type:
    cd .wine
    I get:
    kenneth@ubuntu:~$ cd .wine
    But when i then type:

    cp ~/Downloads/PokerStarsInstallDK.exe

    I get the following message:

    kenneth@ubuntu:~/.wine$ cp ~/Downloads/PokerStarsInstallDK.exe
    cp: missing destination file operand after `/home/kenneth/Downloads/PokerStarsInstallDK.exe'
    Try `cp --help' for more information.

    When i type: cp --help

    I get:

    kenneth@ubuntu:~/.wine$ cp --help
    Usage: cp [OPTION]... [-T] SOURCE DEST
    or: cp [OPTION]... SOURCE... DIRECTORY
    or: cp [OPTION]... -t DIRECTORY SOURCE...
    Copy SOURCE to DEST, or multiple SOURCE(s) to DIRECTORY.

    Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.
    -a, --archive same as -dR --preserve=all
    --attributes-only don't copy the file data, just the attributes
    --backup[=CONTROL] make a backup of each existing destination file
    -b like --backup but does not accept an argument
    --copy-contents copy contents of special files when recursive
    -d same as --no-dereference --preserve=links
    -f, --force if an existing destination file cannot be
    opened, remove it and try again (redundant if
    the -n option is used)
    -i, --interactive prompt before overwrite (overrides a previous -n
    -H follow command-line symbolic links in SOURCE
    -l, --link hard link files instead of copying
    -L, --dereference always follow symbolic links in SOURCE
    -n, --no-clobber do not overwrite an existing file (overrides
    a previous -i option)
    -P, --no-dereference never follow symbolic links in SOURCE
    -p same as --preserve=mode,ownership,timestamps
    --preserve[=ATTR_LIST] preserve the specified attributes (default:
    mode,ownership,timestamps), if possible
    additional attributes: context, links, xattr,
    --no-preserve=ATTR_LIST don't preserve the specified attributes
    --parents use full source file name under DIRECTORY
    -R, -r, --recursive copy directories recursively
    --reflink[=WHEN] control clone/CoW copies. See below
    --remove-destination remove each existing destination file before
    attempting to open it (contrast with --force)
    --sparse=WHEN control creation of sparse files. See below
    --strip-trailing-slashes remove any trailing slashes from each SOURCE
    -s, --symbolic-link make symbolic links instead of copying
    -S, --suffix=SUFFIX override the usual backup suffix
    -t, --target-directory=DIRECTORY copy all SOURCE arguments into DIRECTORY
    -T, --no-target-directory treat DEST as a normal file
    -u, --update copy only when the SOURCE file is newer
    than the destination file or when the
    destination file is missing
    -v, --verbose explain what is being done
    -x, --one-file-system stay on this file system
    --help display this help and exit
    --version output version information and exit

    By default, sparse SOURCE files are detected by a crude heuristic and the
    corresponding DEST file is made sparse as well. That is the behaviour
    selected by --sparse=auto. Specify --sparse=always to create a sparse DEST
    file whenever the SOURCE file contains a long enough sequence of zero bytes.
    Use --sparse=never to inhibit creation of sparse files.

    When --reflink[=always] is specified, perform a lightweight copy, where the
    data blocks are copied only when modified. If this is not possible the copy
    fails, or if --reflink=auto is specified, fall back to a standard copy.

    The backup suffix is `~', unless set with --suffix or SIMPLE_BACKUP_SUFFIX.
    The version control method may be selected via the --backup option or through
    the VERSION_CONTROL environment variable. Here are the values:

    none, off never make backups (even if --backup is given)
    numbered, t make numbered backups
    existing, nil numbered if numbered backups exist, simple otherwise
    simple, never always make simple backups

    As a special case, cp makes a backup of SOURCE when the force and backup
    options are given and SOURCE and DEST are the same name for an existing,
    regular file.

    Report cp bugs to
    GNU coreutils home page: <>
    General help using GNU software: <>
    For complete documentation, run: info coreutils 'cp invocation'

  6. #6
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Virginia, USA
    Ubuntu Mate Development Release

    Re: Installing pokerstars with wine

    But when i then type:

    cp ~/Downloads/PokerStarsInstallDK.exe
    That's a "copy" command -- as in copy [from] [to]

    All you provided was the [from], you provided no [to] (the destination)

    What is it you're really trying to do such that you are using this command?
    Ubuntu 17.04 Mate, Mint 18.1 Mate; MS Win 8.1, MS Win10 Pro.
    Will not respond to PM requests for support -- use the forums.

  7. #7
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    Ubuntu Development Release

    Re: Installing pokerstars with wine

    Moved to Wine sub-forum.
    “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can".

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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2013

    Re: Installing pokerstars with wine

    ohh i see

    I am trying to Copy the PokerStars setup file to my Wine directory

    What must i write as command then?


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