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    Question Linux: Manually Applying Updates

    Greetings!

    I am working on getting Bibleworks running in Linux. It works fairly well with Wine (I can live with some of the things missing). One thing I cannot live without is updates! So, I am working on installing them manually.

    I found a page on the Bibleworks website which lists the most recent updates as well as links to the update files. The next question would be, how do I run these?

    So, I checked up on the ".pbn" extension and found the following command to run:
    c:\program files\bibleworks 7\bw700.exe dir="c:\program files\bibleworks 7\" pbn="%1"
    That translated into the following for wine:
    wine "c:\Program Files\Bibleworks 7\bw700.exe" dir="c:\Program Files\Bibleworks 7" pbn="c:\Program Files\Bibleworks 7\patches\dl\rev1_exe_release_7019e.pbn"
    However, that did not do anything except open the program normally. So, I looked in the bw700 directory and found another executable: "bwupd.exe" and then ran the following command:
    wine "c:\Program Files\Bibleworks 7\bwupd.exe" dir="c:\Program Files\Bibleworks 7" pbn="c:\Program Files\Bibleworks 7\patches\dl\rev1_exe_release_7019e.pbn"
    Upon running this command a window pops up saying that it is waiting for Bibleworks to close (though it is not open), and then fails with "bwupd error code 002" saying that it could not delete the original executable, though there is indeed permission to delete that file!

    Not sure where to go from here. Anybody ever tried this before? Anybody have any tips?

    If we could figure this out, it will make running Bibleworks on Linux much more feasible because we don't have to worry about trying to install IE with wine (a huge hassle) and getting Bibleworks to properly detect / use it. A script could easily be written to automatically check the site linked above for new updates, automatically download / install them, or simply notify the user somehow. I would be very excited if we could get this to work!

    [I am using Ubuntu 7.10; wine 0.9.55]

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    Matthew, you might check here if you haven't. I run BW and Libronix Theological Journals Library in virtualbox, so I can't comment, but I think I saw something on this a while back. Start on the last page and work backwards.
    "I can only say that I am nothing but a poor sinner, trusting in Christ alone for salvation"--R. E. Lee
    "It is not our task to secure the triumph of truth, but merely to fight on its behalf."--Blaise Pascal


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    It's been awhile... I never really found it in that post, but maybe I didn't look hard enough...it's pretty long.

    Does anybody know how to do this? If not, have you found another way to update BW7 in Linux?

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    OK, I did a search for manual updates and got info here and here. Then I tested it.
    This is what I did:t
    1. Go to www.bibleworks.com/download_bw7revA01.html and download what you need (I did the latest exe update 7019g) to your desktop or place of choice.
    2. Open Konqueror and go to your equivalent of /home/Rob/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/BibleWorks 7/patches/autoload and place patch (rev1_exe_release_7019g.pbn) there.
    3. Open BibleWorks and go to Help Menu>BibleWorks on the Internet>Check Updates
    4. This should show your updates and ask if you want to apply them. BibleWorks will shutdown, apply updates and restart.

    I hope this helps.
    "I can only say that I am nothing but a poor sinner, trusting in Christ alone for salvation"--R. E. Lee
    "It is not our task to secure the triumph of truth, but merely to fight on its behalf."--Blaise Pascal


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    Sweet, thank you! It works perfectly. =)

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    Thumbs up It Works!

    Thanks. It works just as you said.

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