Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Running SCTS in Wine

Yesterday I did some research on how to get SyncML Conformance Test Suite running in a Linux environment (i.e. my computer running Ubuntu 7.04.) This test suite can come handly when working on my Summer of Code project which involves implementing a SyncML server.

To my help, I have Wine. I grabbed the installer from their SF page and ran it with msiexec, Wine's Windows Installer engine:

$ wine msiexec /i SCTS_DS_1.1.2.msi

Installation went without problems. It installed its files in "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/SyncML/SCTS Data Synchronization 1.1.2" without asking. The executable, SCTS3.exe, was put in the same directory.

When I tried to fire up the program ($ wine SCTS3.exe), wine complained about a missing file called MSVCIRT.DLL. In wine's system directory I found a file with similar name (MSCVRT.DLL) so hmm... let's try symlinking them.

cd ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system
ln -s MSVCRT.DLL MSVCIRT.DLL

Score! I have no idea what the difference is between MSVCRT and MSVCIRT but OMA-SCTS is up and running and I'm happy with that. Wine rules.

2 comments:

Dan Kegel said...

If that hack ever bites you, you
can grab the correct runtime DLLs
from the vc6 redistributables; see
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/259403

Dan Kegel said...

Or, for that matter, by running
winetricks vcrun6
Winetricks is at http://kegel.com/wine/winetricks