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Cybermax
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Ubuntu package repository - WineHQ

Post by Cybermax » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:14 am

This might have been noticed before, as i did not do a in-depth search on the forums now. Sorry if it has been reported (But its still not fixed).

I notice the Ubuntu .deb repository has the 4.0 package available, but its in the wrong "name" when it comes to Ubuntu packages.

https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubunt ... ary-amd64/

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wine-staging-amd64_4.0~rc7~bionic_amd64.deb
is of a HIGHER VERSION than:

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wine-staging-amd64_4.0~bionic_amd64.deb
And thus is wont be updated automatically.
~rc7 > ~bionic (Alphabetically r > b).

When 4.1 is released, it will be updated tho, but ref. ubuntu "naming scheme", you cannot do the naming like that.
https://help.launchpad.net/Packaging/PP ... rcePackage

Probably should have been called something like

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wine-staging-amd64_4.0.0~bionic_amd64.deb
to be picked up, but then it would not be inline with when 4.1 comes along.

Dunno who maintains the Ubuntu/debian packages here, or if its ever being read here. Should i make a bugzilla report for it? Can you?

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Re: Ubuntu package repository - WineHQ

Post by dimesio » Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:56 pm

It's a known issue, and as you say, will be solved once 4.1 comes out (expected Monday). There's no need for a bug report.

In the mean time, you can either install the winehq-stable 4.0 package or force your package manager to install wine-devel or wine-staging 4.0 by specifying the version, e.g.,

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sudo apt install wine-devel-i386=4.0~bionic
sudo apt install wine-devel=4.0~bionic
sudo apt install wine-devel-amd64=4.0~bionic
sudo apt install winehq-devel=4.0~bionic
Adding an extra .0 to the version number has been suggested by others and is probably the way I will handle it next year.

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