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Namf_Mint
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Mint 19 Cinnamon: Wine menus have disappeared

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I am some other people have this problem having upgraded (via an in-place upgrade, at least on my part) to Mint 19 Cinnamon. .exe files do not run via Wine by default, there are no Wine menus in the MintMenu and Nemo's 'open with' has no wine option. However, the underlying Wine functionality is still present, in that PlayOnLinux (which I've since uninstalled) allows one to run Wine, and

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wincfg
works.

We'd like our Wine functionality back, please. Can anyone advise? I haven't found a bug reported for this on the Mint bugtracker (and I don't fancy creating one because I've opened enough already).

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon: Wine menus have disappeared

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I can second that. Although I had uninstalled wine. I tried to reinstall. It was last there working in mint 18.something then I upgraded to 19. No joy trying to reinstall as no menu appears and playonlinx says it crashes in its invisible background role. I have tried software manager, purge, delete .wine folder, terminal installation. I tried them all a few times. I'm not an expert by a long shot... BUT...something is broke!

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon: Wine menus have disappeared

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Here is the fix, adapted from here.

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sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 
wget -qO- https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb http://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ artful main'
sudo apt-update && sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt dist-upgrade
No need to reboot.

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon: Wine menus have disappeared

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Thanks for the info
All commands seemed to be accepted.
"apt-update" should be "apt update"
However... there is still no joy on getting a menu to appear.

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon: Wine menus have disappeared

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Gavsrob wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:59 am
Thanks for the info
All commands seemed to be accepted.
"apt-update" should be "apt update"
However... there is still no joy on getting a menu to appear.
read wrong nvm
"Tune for maximum Smoke and then read the Instructions".

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon: Wine menus have disappeared

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Well this is embarrassing! I have found the menu items.
What you have to do is edit the menu. All the items start out hiding away for some bizarre unfathomable reason.
Perhaps it is because they refused to disappear on the first uninstall? - I can't remember.
Once you check them they appear under the "other" menu now.

I tried notepad, just for a test run... All the menu items retreated into obscurity once more! Only one item remains - wine windows program loader - it does nothing at all.

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Re: Mint 19 Cinnamon: Wine menus have disappeared

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I assume the explanation is this, why installing Wine itself does no longer create the application submenu Wine, where Winecfg, Wine Explorer and Editor Notepad were offered:
Installing WineHQ packages - some differences in the WineHQ ones (=packages) wrote:Menu items are not created for Wine's builtin programs (winecfg, etc.), and if you are upgrading from a distro package that had added them, they will be removed. You can recreate them yourself using your menu editor.
Although the text seems to suggest this changed behaviour were limited to the genuine WineHQ packages, I observed the same phenomenon, when installing Wine 3.0.1 from the official Ubuntu repos on Ubuntu 18.04 (Mint 19).

Only after I had installed the first Windows applications through Wine, the Wine submenu would be displayed, offering exactly the launcher items which the installed application brings along.

No idea, why this changed behaviour. No reasons given.
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