wine on Mint 7 / Ubuntu 9

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wine on Mint 7 / Ubuntu 9

Post by Tabby » Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:22 pm

I'm having a mare of a time trying to install wine on Mint 7. None of the approaches on the wine installation page work. Absolutely none of them, not any step of. Help! How do I do it?

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Re: wine on Mint 7 / Ubuntu 9

Post by dimesio » Thu Aug 09, 2012 8:36 am

Your OS is very old; I don't think Ubuntu is building Wine packages for it any more. You will have to build Wine yourself.

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Re: wine on Mint 7 / Ubuntu 9

Post by Tabby » Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:26 pm

OK, looking at this again I'm getting somewhere...

The necessary installtion package does exist, its listed at
https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-wine/+archive/ppa
Mint 7 is Ubuntu 9.04 jaunty

I've added the line
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu gloria main
to etc/apt/sources.list

but when I then type
sudo apt-get install wine1.2
it says couldn't find package
... I'm stuck, what am I doing wrong?

My linux knowledge is, er, not very good. I know another OS backwards, but the less said about that the better :)

thank you

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