Running Adobe DNG converter under Wine.


I’m having problems running Adobe DNG converter under wine. I read somewhere of a person using it under wine but, I lost the website.

Here is the link to Adobe DNG…

I am using Ubuntu 10.10 and I’m right clicking ‘open with Wine windows program loader’ I get the message…

the file ‘/home/adam/Downloads/DNGConverter_6_2.exe’ is not marked as executable. If this was downloaded or copied from an untrusted source, it may be dangerous to run. For more details, read about the executable bit.

It was downloaded from adobe at the above link.


Files coming in from the outside world (ie.downloaded etc.) will have the “execute bit” disabled… it’s a security thing, no executable code coming from the outside can be automatically run… think of it as a strong first line defence against malicious code (ie. in Windows, malware can and does download other malware and execute it… “infected” systems become more infected), so don’t give execute permission to anything you’re unsure of :wink:

And before you say, “how about .deb files, surely they are the Debian equivalent of a Windows .exe… just click em and run”… erm, no… check for yourself, they are not executable. :slight_smile:

Anyway… there are 2 ways of enabling the “execute bit” of a file…

The CLI method -

[b]chmod +x /path/to/file/filename[/b]

so for your DNG thingy, it would be:

chmod +x /home/dam/Downloads/DNGConverter_6_2.exe

The GUI method -
Right click the file you want to make executable… select “Properties”… select the “Permissions” tab… and put a tick in:
Execute: Allow executing file as program.

Brilliant, this is one of the reasons I have switched to Linux, TOP SECURITY. :slight_smile:

So why have Windows not improved after all of these years, it’s staggering.

They CAN’T… it’s not built into their file system, and if they changed it… backwards compatibility would go out the Window (pun intended) :wink: