Install Whatsup under Wine (missing runas.exe)

Hi all,

I recently upgraded from f32 to f33. I am trying to install a windows program using wine but it complains that it can’t be installed as an administrator.

I found an article online that said to use the runas option of wine. This is what I get when I run the command. Apparently runas.exe is missing from /usr/lib/wine and /usr/lib64/wine.

Can someone tell me how to install runas.exe on F33?

wine runas /trustlevel:0x20000 WhatsAppSetup.exe 
002c:fixme:winediag:LdrInitializeThunk wine-staging 6.0 is a testing version containing experimental patches.
002c:fixme:winediag:LdrInitializeThunk Please mention your exact version when filing bug reports on winehq.org.
002c:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
002c:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
002c:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
0034:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
0034:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
0034:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
0050:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
0050:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
0050:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
006c:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
006c:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
006c:fixme:font:get_name_record_codepage encoding 20 not handled, platform 1.
WARNING: lavapipe is not a conformant vulkan implementation, testing use only.
0024:err:module:process_init L"C:\\windows\\system32\\runas.exe" not found

Thank you

Hello @peluchex23 …! Welcome to the community! Please do take a few minutes to go over the introductory posts in #start-here when you have the time. They contain lots of useful information.

  1. What is runas?
  2. Where Do you download it?
  3. What windows program are you try to install?
  4. To see if this windows application has support under wine you can visit this site, There you can get information on application compatibility with Wine.

Install windows program under wine is simple, just type:

wine progran.exe

That’s all.

Regards.,

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In windows when you right click on a executable you get the dialogue to start “run as”. Then it appears a login box where you even can change the user and put the PW.

I guess that is missed ?!

I avoid Windows/Wine, so i cant answer how to get this behavior.

The runas tool appears to be a part of the unstable patch set that is currently disabled:

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If you use Facebook’s whatsapp, how about you go to web.whatsapp.com and use it there instead of installing software?

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You can also use Franz, via Flatpak:

Franz is your messaging app / former Emperor of Austria and combines chat and messaging services into one application. Franz currently supports Slack, WhatsApp, WeChat, HipChat, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Google Hangouts,GroupMe, Skype, and many more.

And is well integrated with GNOME accessible via Activities:

  1. Install it:

Add Flathub remote repository as a known installation source. Run the following command from the terminal to achieve this:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrep

and then install it:

flatpak install flathub com.meetfranz.Franzcontent_copy

Regards.,

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If you would like to install WhatsUp under wine, you’re following the wrong commands, with this is enough.

wine WhatsAppSetup

Although this program is not well integrated into wine, more explanation here:

  1. Here is the progress:

https://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?t=30106

  1. Here is the Posible Howto:

https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=35528

Regards.,

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Hi Florian,

Thank you, the web version works well for me in Fedora 33.

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