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How to run GSiteCrawler in Linux

Date added: 2013-01-17 21:48:45
Platform: Linux
Tested on: Fedora 17

GSiteCrawler us a useful sitemap generator application, but a Linux version was never developed. Luckily, with a little effort, you can make it run it through Wine. Follow these steps to install GSiteCrawler (version 1.23) in Linux.

Step 1

Right-click on the setup file (gsitecrawler-123-full.exe) and click on Open With Wine Windows Program Loader from the context menu. Follow the installation prompts as you would normally do in Windows.

Step 2

If you try to run GSiteCrawler at this point, you will get the following error message: Error while trying to create database 'C:\Program Files\SOFTplus\GSiteCrawler\GSiteCrawler-Queue.mdb': 0 -

To fix this error you need to execute the following command in a terminal window:

cd ~
./winetricks jet40

Step 3

Winetricks will ask you to download the Microsoft Data Access Components (MDAC) 2.7 Service Pack 1 Refresh, manually and place the downloaded file (mdac_typ.exe) in the following folder: ~/.cache/winetricks/mdac27/. Winetricks will automatically open the download page in your browser and create the folder where you need to place the file.

Once you have downloaded the file and placed it in the designated folder as explained, you need to run the same command (mentioned in step 2) again. Follow the installation prompts on screen.

Step 4

A GSiteCrawler icon will be added to your Applications menu. Go to Activities->Applications->GSiteCrawler, or run the following commands from a terminal window:

wine 'C:\Program Files\SOFTplus\GSiteCrawler\GSiteCrawler.exe'

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