Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Running Crossover on 64-bit CentOS 6

Codeweaver's Crossover provides a nice packaged interface to the excellent WINE - a runtime environment which allows you to run many Windows based applications under Linux, including Microsoft Office and Visio.

Although the crossover RPM installs without any issues, running Crossover on CentOS 64-bit requires some additional packages to be installed to provide the 32-bit dependencies:

yum -y install openssl.i686 libxslt.i686 libXcursor-1.1.10-2.el6.i686 libXcomposite-0.4.1-2.el6.i686 libtiff.i686 cups-libs.i686 libgphoto2.i686 mesa-libGLU.i686 libjpeg.i686 hal-libs.i686 openldap.i686 sane-backends-libs.i686 openal-soft.i686 lcms-libs.i686 gsm.i686

Once installed, its just a case of using Crossover's install utility to install your windows apps. I've found that I am able to run most programs with a bit of tweaking here and there, even if they are not in the Codeweavers or Community supported application lists.

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