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[wingide-users] WingIDE also in Debian m.aschwanden at
Wed, 23 Oct 2002 19:08:02 +0200


I just bought WingIDE. 
I don't know whether anyone else has mentioned this, but WingIDE can be 
easily installed on a Debian (V.3.0r0 Woody/i386). Debian is not 
officially supported according to Reference Manual (I'd better say not 

Here is a little how-to install WingIDE on Debian:

1. Download the WingIDE wingide-xxx.rpm package.
2. Install the alien-Package (which is part of the Debian Package 
Collection (use apt-get or kpackage or aptitude, ...).
The alien-Package transforms (among others) a *.rpm package into a *.deb 
package which is Debian friendly.
3. Change into the directory where the wing-xxx.rpm lies and issue the 
following command at the cmd prompt:

alien -d wingide-xxx.rpm

A "wing-xxx.deb" can now be found in the same directory. To install the 
this package issue the following command at the prompt:

dpkg -i wing-xxx.rpm

Now, Debian will install it. It worked on my system.

I hope this helps,

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