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Howto Install .NET3.0 in Wine on Mint12 tutorial

Postby Cyb3r~Assassin on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:49 pm

After long 13hr day of RND it is now finally possible to install .net3.0 into Wine on Linux Min12 “Lisa”. The process is not very hard it is long winded and took more effort then I wish it did to figure out, as documentation is quite lacking in this area.

First I highly suggest that you start from a completely fresh Wine installation. It is very easy for Wine to go crazy during this process and no longer work. Trust me it happened, more then once. So open a terminal type

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sudo apt-get purge --remove wine winetricks

Open up the menu go to wine and Uninstall Wine Software if this is still available for you and remove everything.

Now brows to /home/username/

delete the folder


Now we need to tell the system to get the most very current package possible. In the terminal type

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sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

In the text editor that just opend add the following.

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deb oneiric main
deb-src oneiric main

Save and exit the editor. It may or may not accept the next command so if not do not worry. In the terminal type the following.

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sudo apt-key adv --keyserver –recv-keys 1024R/F9CB8DB0

Now finelly type

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine
sudo apt-get install winetricks

Ok Wine is now installed and we are ready to begin with the packages.

We need to force Wine to drop into a 32bit mode or nothing .net is going to work. Due to this bottleneck of the system remember to install all your future software that depends on the newer .net infrastructures as 32 bit as well. To do this we are going to install .net3.0 into its own Wineprefix folder. I will be using a folder named “.net3.0sp1” you can use anything you desire. Now open your file manager and brows to.


Create a new folder in here as such


Remember that .local is a hidden folder.

Now open a terminal, type the following in

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env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=~/.local/share/wineprefixes/.net3.0sp1 winetricks dotnet20

At this point winetricks will build a Prefix into our .net3.0sp1 folder as 32bit and install .net2.0.

Now that .net2.0 has finished installing open the folder back up
and open up a web browser. We are going to download some dependancy packages into our folder.
and then install them from here. While it may not be neccisary to house and install from same directory I like to keep everything we are doing together.

In the browser download
wic_x86_enu.exe ... 86_enu.exe
msxml6.msi ... msxml6.msi
VCRedist_x86.exe ... st_x86.exe

Now you can right click on each of these and select “Open with wine windows program loader” to install them. When that has finished open up the folder
and delete the folder named “WinSxS

Now go back and download
.Net Framework 3.0
You can now go ahead and install this file like the others you just did and you now have .net3.0 installed!


Last edited by Cyb3r~Assassin on Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:01 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Howto Install .NET3.0 in Wine on Mint12 tutorial

Postby dagon on Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:58 pm

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Re: Howto Install .NET3.0 in Wine on Mint12 tutorial

Postby Kaidok on Sat Jun 23, 2012 12:15 am

Would something like this work for .NET 4.0 on Mint 13 (Cinnamon) as well?
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