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installing winehq on Mint... again. well, the instructions don't work so...

Post by Mehdi_Saada » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:44 pm

Hi everyone.
I'm doing this for a friend, at a distance through Teamviewer, who needs MSOffice and has a serial key.
He has the last version of Mint, and I've followed the instructions.
It keeps saying "depency problem, impossible, blablabla", while I checked and it's written "bionic" where it's needed, and not "comic" as I read somewhere that it could be the cause, but it's not.
I could install the graphical front end (phoenicis POL), I could run the installation program but it made no progress in 24h (progression bar not even starting) so I'm assuming it's dead.
since it's a frond-end I revert back to winehq. It's office 2013 pro by the way.
But first I woud like to install wine...

Thanks.

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Re: installing winehq on Mint... again. well, the instructions don't work so...

Post by dimesio » Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:54 pm

Mehdi_Saada wrote:
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:44 pm
It keeps saying "depency problem,
https://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#How_do_I_so ... ll_Wine.3F

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Re: installing winehq on Mint... again. well, the instructions don't work so...

Post by Mehdi_Saada » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:59 pm

I did it but whatever package I try it says "no version available but exists in the repository/base"

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Re: installing winehq on Mint... again. well, the instructions don't work so...

Post by jkfloris » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:48 am

What is the output of the following two commands?

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lsb_release -a
grep -R ^deb /etc/apt/sources.list*

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Re: installing winehq on Mint... again. well, the instructions don't work so...

Post by Mehdi_Saada » Sun Jan 12, 2020 7:07 pm

gcb@gcb-Lenovo-B50-10:~$ lsb_release -a; grep -R ^deb /etc/apt/sources.list*
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: LinuxMint
Description: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina
Release: 19.2
Codename: tina

/etc/apt/sources.list.d/additional-repositories.list:deb
https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main

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Re: installing winehq on Mint... again. well, the instructions don't work so...

Post by jkfloris » Mon Jan 13, 2020 5:36 pm

Is additional-repositories.list the only file in /etc/apt/sources.list.d?
And you don't have a /etc/apt/sources.list file?

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Post by Mehdi_Saada » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:16 pm

yet it is the only one, and yes I have sources.list, but who is empty: only an entry for cdrom, and commented with #
I wonder how that works... I only ever had debian before, where on Earth does this apt take his repositories then ?! Whatever.
Wanna more info ?
Is there a way to ask more info from APT about this "there is an entry, but nothing available" which means quite nothing to me.

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Re: installing winehq on Mint... again. well, the instructions don't work so...

Post by jkfloris » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:34 am

You should be able to restore the repository with "Software Sources":
https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic. ... d#p1377540

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Re: installing winehq on Mint... again. well, the instructions don't work so...

Post by Mehdi_Saada » Thu Jan 16, 2020 3:04 pm

Thanks. I could install winehq-devel.
Second part of the story (with MSOffice) in another thread.

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