Hot to install mplab in linux
First, install and configure wine. (apt-get,aptitude, compile, etc)
if you wine is ok get this mplab 7.40 package:
This file contains 60Mb.
Copy in your home directory:
tar xjvf mplab-7.40_ie6-wine.tar.bz2
./mplab.sh # run mplab an have a nice day
The secret is the Internet Explorer libs. The mplab not run (install)
In this package the IE6 is included.
The directory ~/mplab contains 2 scripts.
mplab.sh - run mplab
ie6.sh - run Internet Explorer in linux.
You may upgrade mplab:
copy the setup.exe in ~/mplab/programs/drive_c/
run in the the shell command:
WINEPREFIX="$(echo ~)/mplab/programs" wine "C:\setup.exe"
Tested and run in Slackware v10, v11,v12, Debian 4 and in my FreeBSD 7.0.
Excuse-me, my english is poor.