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Running Delphi programs under Linux

  • Install wine and xvfb for headless terminals.
  • For Intraweb applications, determine a free port, for example 8080.
  • Create and fill a MySQL database on the lLinux server, and configure that database in the Delphi application.
  • Move the delphi.exe together with libmysql.dll (version 5.59 extracted from a MySQL-Windows-Distribution) to some directory under Linux.
  • xvfb-run wine delphi.exe, then Ctrl-Z and bg
  • Open the application in a browser with the URL$/.