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TempQues
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Wine staging and installed packages

Post by TempQues » Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:32 am

I don't have a problem with the installed Wine staging, but I do have a question:
I succesfully installed staging in Mint 19.2, but it took some time until I did it correctly (because of the libfaudio0 requirement) so it is possible that I did some mistakes until I got it correctly.

I ran

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apt list --installed
to see what version of Wine I have installed and it shows both stable and staging installed:

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wine-stable/bionic,now 4.0.2~bionic amd64 [installed]
wine-stable-amd64/bionic,now 4.0.2~bionic amd64 [installed]
wine-stable-i386/bionic,now 4.0.2~bionic i386 [installed]
wine-staging/bionic,now 4.17~bionic amd64 [installed,automatic]
wine-staging-amd64/bionic,now 4.17~bionic amd64 [installed,automatic]
wine-staging-i386/bionic,now 4.17~bionic i386 [installed,automatic]
winehq-staging/bionic,now 4.17~bionic amd64 [installed]
It works fine, no problems. But I'm trying to understand why stable is installed. Maybe I installed it when I was still trying to get Wine to work. Is the stable version needed in Mint 19.2 for wine staging to work? If it's not needed, I'd like to know so I can remove all stable versions.

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Re: Wine staging and installed packages

Post by jkfloris » Wed Oct 16, 2019 3:17 pm

You can install all three versions of Wine (stable, devel and staging) side by side on Mint.
But if you don't want Wine stable you can safely remove the "wine-stable..." packages.

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