No, it runs perfectly
Yes, I need to copy dll manually
Yes, I need to copy dll and set dll overrides manually
Just nuked the previous install, and downloaded and ran the installer as referenced to on the first post.
Installation appeared to be flawless, however when I start the program, I'm unable to read any of the bible verses. Even the text in the "about" is all white. I checked in the options in case the color was set to white, but that wasn't it.
Read about to install the rich02 (?) to get the text to install correctly, but that had no effect.
No offense at all to david_kt's hard work, but I couldn't get the script to work, either. A lot of people have great success with that script, but if you're like me, and you don't, I posted a solution right here where you can manually install e-Sword and everything about it works flawlessly, even searches and dictionaries.
Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You. - Dr. Seuss
Forrestcupp's walk through worked. Although I ran into a problem with the winetricks giving me an error that it couldn't find the .wine/drive_c/windows/system32/msvbvm60.dll after installing the vbrun package that you suggested.
When I went to that directory, the .dll was there, so I decided to just press on with the E-sword install and see what happens.
Upon program launch, I could see the text, and the search worked.
Still want to run david_KT's script on the test computer and see if it works, and look at that further.
But in the meantime, thanks for the link forrestcupp!
I appreciate the hard work you put into getting E-sword to work under Linux, which for one as myself who is yet a Linux newbie seems quite complex. I just installed Mint 12 and and am using both native Gnome and also the KDE which i installed later, and am not sure if these old instructions would work on that.
I also have not found any Linux programs that compare with what E-sword does, but i am sure that someone has mentioned TheWord Bible program (http://www.theword.net) which is comparable, and highly customizable, and has run fine for me under WINE. I would suggest you take time to explore the options (one of which is that you can hit s on your kbrd to toggle Strong's #s on the default).
For more basic programs BPBible would be a good a possibility if you can figure out why it does not run: http://www.bpbible.com/download
Likewise the old QuickVerse for Windows with King James Version (qv4nonav.exe) (http://www.genesis.net.au/~bible)
I had e-Sword working well thru Wine in Lucid. Also had a dual boot going and had e-sword in XP. I took the leap and got rid of Windoze. I also lost e-Sword when I updated Wine. Anyway, have been using theWord for quite awhile now, with no problems in Wine. I keep retrying e-Sword and it is so off and on I gave up. TheWord works good and with a little adjustment on my part we get along good. Having good bible softwre and no Windows is incredibly freeing.
For the latest available E-Sword 10.10 the installer does not work. (Either blank pages or the search function does not work) Thanks to the solution provided by forrestcupp at:
the search function works great.
Winetricks may have to be done twice before all of the dlls and the msi appear in .cache/winetricks.
Download the EXE file from www.e-sword.net after you do all the necessary configurations mentioned in the post above
I also get the error message mentioned by ScottyK7 in post 805, but e-Sword works fine, even with that message.
Another thanks to forrestcupp!
Last edited by ubume2; May 13th, 2012 at 01:35 AM.
I've tried to follow the various threads for installation but still have having no success with the search function. I'm using the current edition of Wine as I have not been able to install Wine 1.0.1. Any help much appreciated.