Wine is awesome software

Questions about Wine on Linux
Post Reply
Grue
Newbie
Newbie
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:27 pm

Wine is awesome software

Post by Grue » Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:35 pm

I recently got a new computer and erased windows 10 before booting it up.

Now I need windows for work so have been using wine on ubuntu.

It has been great!

All I did was

Code: Select all

sudo apt install wine64
and it was good to go, and had to add mono and gecko and ie8 for my app to work but it works like a champ and no windows installed, which is exactly what I wanted.

I got a lot of info from this message board, the search works very well.

Thanks keep up the good work! :mrgreen:

ps a lot of guides elsewhere said that a prompt would ask to install mono and gecko that never happened but I installed them manually from winehq.

User avatar
Bob Wya
Level 12
Level 12
Posts: 2764
Joined: Sat Oct 16, 2010 7:40 pm
Location: Cambridge
Contact:

Re: Wine is awesome software

Post by Bob Wya » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:43 pm

Grue wrote:I recently got a new computer and erased windows 10 before booting it up.

Now I need windows for work so have been using wine on ubuntu.

It has been great!

All I did was

Code: Select all

sudo apt install wine64
...
Which is completely the wrong way to install the Ubuntu wine package. :cry:
Which is (for bionic): wine-stable.
A meta-package that should pull in the sub-packages: wine32 wine64 ; which cover both the 32-bit and 64-bit architectures that Wine requires.

This is why "your" Wine version didn't automatically pull down wine-mono and wine-gecko, because your Wine installation is busted...

Having said all of that...

The Ubuntu bionic Wine package, version 3.0, is by now very obsolete.
So you'd want to follow the instructions on: WineHQ Download: Ubuntu ; to get the most recent Wine (or Wine Staging release): 4.1 (at the time of writing).

Bob

Post Reply