e-sword for ubuntu

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Here is a link to my blog entry on installing e-sword on Ubuntu Linux. Enjoy!

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e-Sword Live!

Rick is not " trying to make a web based version of e-Sword".  He has done so.
The URL for it is http://live.e-sword.net.
The sub forum e-Sword Live! is where one can discuss the web version of e-Sword.
(I just changed the description of that sub-forum.  Hopefully, it means that more people will realize that the web version of e-Sword is out of beta.)
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Yes, I know. The date I wrote

Yes, I know. The date I wrote the original article he did not have a live version yet.

God bless,

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Re: e-sword for ubuntu

Thanx

This helped a lot. I had it all except the MAPS working on a previous install. With this one and your instructions everything!!! is now working.

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Re: e-sword for ubuntu

I went to the link and don't see anything about installing e-Sword on Ubuntu.

How about posting the information here so we can all see it.

Thank you!

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Re: e-sword for ubuntu

lobonca wrote:
How about posting the information here so we can all see it.

 
Canonical thread  is  at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=404042
 
(pun semi-intended.)
 
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Re: e-sword for ubuntu

Sorry. I don't frequent this site as often as I should.

Here is the link: http://www.gustason.com/?p=12

Here is the text of that link:

Welcome! I hope you enjoy this quick tutorial I made for all you Linux lovers out there!

Here is a quick tutorial to install e-Sword on Ubuntu Linux. e-Sword is one of the best bible study software out there, and the only reason I stayed with Windows as long as I did. It will be interesting to see if Rick Meyers will port it to a native linux program. I believe he is trying to make a web based version of e-Sword, so his energies may be tied up with that. Until then, follow these instructions to get e-Sword running in Ubuntu using Wine. Note: I tested this with Xubuntu 8.04 and Wine version 1.0

First, install wine using a command line interface:

1. go to: Applications>System>Add/Remove…

2. Click on System on the left hand pane. In the right hand pane, scroll down until you find Synaptic Package Manager. Check it, click apply changes. If it asks for your password, enter it and click O.K. This step will install Synaptic which will be used in a later step.

3. Once Synaptic is installed (You should see it in Applications>System) Go to: Applications>Accessories>Terminal

4. In the terminal, past in the following and press enter (This will update Synaptic’s lists for Wine which is a Windows layer needed for running e-Sword): sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

5. Next paste: sudo apt-get update

6. Close the terminal and go to: Applications>System>Synaptic Package Manager

7. In the search box on the top of Synaptic, type in Wine and click search. In the list that displays, scroll down until you find wine. Check it. You may get a pop up asking you to install dependencies that Wine needs. Click mark and continue to install Wine. Click Apply at the top, and when a pop up windows comes up, click Apply again. Wait for the program to install.

8. Go to www.e-sword.net and download the latest version of e-Sword.

9. When the download pop-up window comes up, choose to open (run) the program using Wine. Wait for it to download the e-Sword installer. It should automatically continue with the e-Sword installation wizard.

10. Download msls31.dll from Dlldump.com.

11. Download Riched20.dll from Dlldump.com.

12. Copy the downloaded dll’s into the e-Sword directory by doing the following steps:

a. Places>Ryan (Change Ryan with your home directory)

b. Click on the view menu and check “Show Hidden Files”

c. Double Click .wine

d. Double click Drive_C

e. Double Click Program Files

f. Double Click E-Sword

g. Copy the two downloaded dll files into this directory

13. go to: Applications>Wine>Configure Wine

14. Click on the Libraries Tab, and in the “New override for Library” drop down box, fine Riched20, click add, apply, and ok. Close out of Configure Wine.

15. go to: Applications>Other>E-Sword to run E-sword. Everything should work fine, including the Strong’s tool-tips pop-ups. Enjoy!

Note that the blog entry has links to everything referenced.

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Re: e-sword for ubuntu

http://www.gustason.com/2008/12/e-sword-on-ubuntu-linux/

Updated my link for getting version 9.x to work on Ubuntu... it will probably work for other versions of linux as well... give it a try. Everything on version 9 now works with these instructions.