YOU NEED WINE FOR THIS TO WORK. ANY POSTS SAYING THAT YOU GET "wine: command not found" OR ANYTHING SIMILAR WILL BE SUMMARILY IGNORED!!!!
As many linux users are aware there is no simple way to install techne in linux under wine. However, I've finally cracked the code regarding how to install it in linux 100% fine. I can see no lack of functionality, but I've never personally used it on windows.
To begin, I must state a few caveats: this only works on a 32bit wineprefix on a system with the 32bit libxml2 package installed. So, if you have a 32bit system its no problem for you, But, if your install is x86_64 you will have to consult your distro's multilib system. Under arch linux you can do this easily by enabling the multilib repo in /etc/pacman.conf and running as root
pacman -S lib32-libxml2
Ubuntu (and maybe other debian systems) has a getlibs debian package that can install 32 bit libs on a x86_64 systems, I don't have a link offhand but I'll amend this post when I do.
Step by step instructions follow:
0. If you have a x86_64 system you must set the wineprefix to x86/32bit by running:
This must be ran before any of the following code, or you'll have to start over!
1. Choose the location of your techne install. You can choose to use the default ~/.wine wineprefix but if you use many windows softwares it is best to keep them separate. After making your selection run:
2. You must install .net4.0 and corefonts on this prefix, and set it to windows xp mode. You do this by running:
winetricks -q dotnet40 corefonts winxp
Just wait for the process to finish, it may take a while for the process to finish depending on your pc power and internet connection speed
3. Now we can actually install the software. There is no easy way to explain it, so I'm just going to post the code (and boy is it ugly):
4. It will ask your permission to install this unknown application, say yes and let it do its thing. Depending on your internet connection speed and pc power this may take more or less time. After finsishing Techne should launch! Huzzah!
5. Close techne; the command we used to install it will work to launch it againn, but not if you don't have internet connection; so we will setup a shell script to launch it easily. Run: