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LMDE Latest Wine Install and PlayOnLinux

Postby LokiFrost on Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:16 pm

So I recently switched to LMDE because I've become frustrated with Fedora and Ubuntu instability in certain areas. My original aim was to install straight up Debian Squeeze but after encountering several wireless card driver issues I decided to try out LMDE. I love it so far with the one exception being wine. I have gone through repository hell and back trying to get a relatively new version of wine on here to utilize PlayOnLinux. I have used PlayOnLinux on several other Linux distributions with much sucess and satisfaction. I can't help but feel that I am missing something here. I know that there are packages in the sid branch which I'm willing to settle with but after apt frustration and attempting to add unstable repositories to synaptic I have been left with little success.

Can someone help. Anyone famaliar with appropriate repositories for synaptic to do this or appropriate apt commands?
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Re: LMDE Latest Wine Install and PlayOnLinux

Postby Lord_Eager on Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:30 pm

Not sure I focused your issue, however what's the result of:

sudo apt-cache search wine

sudo apt-cache search playonlinux

?

If from the 1st command reults you just miss the packets relative to wine1.5 (unstable) version, it's enought you type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

sudo apt-get update

You have now the latest wine unstable releases in repositories.

Hope i focused the issue.
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Re: LMDE Latest Wine Install and PlayOnLinux

Postby LokiFrost on Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:45 pm

Lord_Eager wrote:Not sure I focused your issue, however what's the result of:

sudo apt-cache search wine

sudo apt-cache search playonlinux

?

If from the 1st command reults you just miss the packets relative to wine1.5 (unstable) version, it's enought you type:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

sudo apt-get update

You have now the latest wine unstable releases in repositories.

Hope i focused the issue.


I got this:

loki@echo9 ~ $ sudo apt-cache search wine
winetricks - package manager for WINE to install software easily
gnome-colors - set of GNOME icon themes
gnome-wine-icon-theme - red variation of the GNOME-Colors icon theme
libkwineffects1abi2 - library used by effects for the KDE window manager
shiki-colors - set of Metacity/GTK-2+ themes
shiki-wine-theme - red variation of the Shiki-Colors theme
tellico - collection manager for books, videos, music
tellico-data - collection manager for books, videos, music [data]
tellico-scripts - collection manager for books, videos, music [scripts]
unmass - Extract game archive files
wine-doc - Windows API implementation - documentation
libwine-gecko-dbg-unstable - Windows API implementation - web browser debug build
libwine-gecko-unstable - Windows API implementation - web browser module
loki@echo9 ~ $ sudo apt-cache search playonlinux

i got nothing for playonlinux.
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Re: LMDE Latest Wine Install and PlayOnLinux

Postby LokiFrost on Sun Jul 22, 2012 2:53 pm

loki@echo9 ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line 65, in <module>
if not sp.add_source_from_line(line):
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/SoftwareProperties.py", line 630, in add_source_from_line
(deb_line, file) = expand_ppa_line(line.strip(), self.distro.codename)
File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py", line 47, in expand_ppa_line
sourceslistd = apt_pkg.Config.find_dir("Dir::Etc::sourceparts")
AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'Config'

this for the following
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Re: LMDE Latest Wine Install and PlayOnLinux

Postby zerozero on Sun Jul 22, 2012 3:37 pm

[moved here]
- ppa's don't work and are not intended to be used in debian-based distros;
- wine is not (yet) in the default lmde repos; it will be with UP5;
- search the forum for alternative ways to get wine in lmde (there's at least one topic every week about this subject)
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Re: LMDE Latest Wine Install and PlayOnLinux

Postby starccraft on Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:33 am

hi zerozero,

thanks for the good news!
when UP5 is released, would it automatically overwrite my wine installation?
mine is of older version, install via apt pinning from other repository. Should i uninstall wine before updating to UP5?
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Re: LMDE Latest Wine Install and PlayOnLinux

Postby zerozero on Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:38 am

hi starccraft,
we should know first what wine you have installed and the pinning it has.
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Re: LMDE Latest Wine Install and PlayOnLinux

Postby starccraft on Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:47 pm

hi zerozero,
i followed lmdeman's guide here: viewtopic.php?f=190&t=76928#p447869
installed version is wine_1.3.32-0
if i'm not wrong latest version in debian repo is 1.4.xxx
thanks & once again would like to congrat the team on gd work done on lmde!

best regards
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Re: LMDE Latest Wine Install and PlayOnLinux

Postby zerozero on Fri Aug 31, 2012 3:38 pm

starccraft,
i see;
ok you have a couple questions and options:
- are you in a 32bit system?
if the above is true i would remove the pinning and the repo and let wine update to the default debian version (1.4.x)

- are you in a 64bit system?
here the landscape is more complex:
1- read this viewtopic.php?f=190&t=111026&start=0
2- do you need to upgrade wine? meaning, the version you have installed is lacking something crucial; does it woth the trouble?
3- if 2- is true then you should also disable the repo and the pinning and go for the option that better suits you;
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Re: LMDE Latest Wine Install and PlayOnLinux

Postby starccraft on Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:54 am

i'm using 32bit system. will do accordingly. thanks!
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Re: LMDE Latest Wine Install and PlayOnLinux

Postby seppalta on Sun Sep 02, 2012 5:46 pm

LokiFrost, the recipe in Section 7 of http://lxlinux.com/debian.html put a workable Wine on my 64-bit LMDE. Substituting appropriate 32-bit packages for the 64-bit ones should do the job for a 32-bit system.
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