How to install wine through .tar.bz2 file?

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Re: How to install wine through .tar.bz2 file?

Postby jungle_boy on Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:53 pm

nomko wrote:
jungle_boy wrote:ANIK3T said that he/she don't have internet connection at home...

I was talking with zerozero, who said : apt install wine, but ANIK3T said that don't have internet at home.

nomko wrote:...why don't YOU provide him with a good answer???

Because I don't want to, I'm not afraid of YOU.
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Re: How to install wine through .tar.bz2 file?

Postby zerozero on Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:44 pm

i though that our forum was about cooperation and fair-play :roll: guess i'm wrong

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Re: How to install wine through .tar.bz2 file?

Postby grimdestripador on Sat Feb 02, 2013 8:06 pm

I once had this very problem of not having an internet connection. My solution was to install the same version of linux on and laptop as well as my desktop. Then, when i had internet, i would use apt-get to install my packages on the laptop. Then transfer the apt-get package files to the desktop. I belive they were located /var/cache/apt/archives. Then when i ran 'sudo dpkg -i filename.deb' (with file name the package in question). The order of installation matters. sometimes I just risk it and run 'sudo dpkg -i *.deb' two times in a row.

I belive the tone of this whole discussion would have been different If only you would have answered my FIRST question about why you want to install this specific file in this specific way is because you don't have internet. Well then, ask "What is the best way to install linux mint package 'wine' with no internet connection?".

The answer to this theroretical question is to download the linux mint reposity packge for your version of linux mint, and all of its pre-requisits. For me, I ran the command
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sudo apt-get install wine

and it told me the following packages are needed as prerequisits.
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  binfmt-support fonts-horai-umefont fonts-unfonts-core gnome-exe-thumbnailer
  icoutils imagemagick imagemagick-common libencode-locale-perl
  libfile-listing-perl libfont-afm-perl libhtml-form-perl libhtml-format-perl
  libhtml-parser-perl libhtml-tagset-perl libhtml-tree-perl
  libhttp-cookies-perl libhttp-daemon-perl libhttp-date-perl
  libhttp-message-perl libhttp-negotiate-perl libio-socket-ssl-perl liblqr-1-0
  liblwp-mediatypes-perl liblwp-protocol-https-perl libmagickcore5
  libmagickcore5-extra libmagickwand5 libnet-http-perl libnet-ssleay-perl
  libnetpbm10 libnss-winbind libpam-winbind libwww-perl libwww-robotrules-perl
  netpbm ttf-mscorefonts-installer ttf-umefont ttf-unfonts-core unixodbc
  update-notifier-common winbind wine wine-gecko1.4 wine1.4 wine1.4-common
  wine1.4-i386 winetricks

Many of these packages (for linux mint 14) can manually be downloaded at and

Get ready of this experiance. I think it would be easier to bring your comptuer to a cofeehouse than it is to download these files at work. Perhaps if your advanced and do this a lot, then you will learn to create a virtual machine on your work comptuer with linux mint installed such that your can use 'APT ON CD' to export your packages on a cd which you can then tranfer to your home computer.

P.S. Even if you would have installed from the .tar.bz2 file you would have still needed some prerequisits to install completly. I wan't about to download a random file and execuite it to give you advice. But I will tell you a safe way. Problem is, Linux mint is designed with a need for the internet. Perhaps if you have a work computer, you could even install linux mint onto a USB with a persistance file. I have offered many solutions because there is no single best one. They are all technical choose your poison. We all enjoy a challange, just not risks.
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