More simple commands for installaion on Ubuntu

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UlfZibis
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More simple commands for installaion on Ubuntu

Post by UlfZibis » Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:59 pm

Hi,
on https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu one can use more simple commands at least since 18.04.
Instead:

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sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main' 
use:

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sudo add-apt-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/
This is no more necessary since 18.04:

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sudo apt update
-Ulf

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Re: More simple commands for installaion on Ubuntu

Post by fargodwe » Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:45 pm

Since everything can change from one release to another it is always best to follow the instructions when installing wine - especially for anyone who has no previous experience with wine.

Stick with the instructions and you avoid any potential problems down the road.

No "but you could just" - just follow the instructions.

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Re: More simple commands for installaion on Ubuntu

Post by Bob Wya » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:42 am

UlfZibis wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:59 pm
Hi,
on https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu one can use more simple commands at least since 18.04.
Instead:

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sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main' 
...
@UlfZibis

Sure that it is not necessary on stock Ubuntu (or flavours).
However Linux Mint have their own 'system' (cough) of naming their releases, which breaks lots of things... :roll:

Bob

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Re: More simple commands for installaion on Ubuntu

Post by Bob Wya » Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:42 am

Bob Wya wrote:
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:42 am
UlfZibis wrote:
Fri Jun 12, 2020 6:59 pm
Hi,
on https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu one can use more simple commands at least since 18.04.
Instead:

Code: Select all

sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main' 
...
@UlfZibis

Sure that it is not necessary on stock Ubuntu (or flavours).
However Linux Mint (mainline, Ubuntu-based releases) have their own 'system' (cough) of naming their releases, which breaks lots of things... :roll:

Bob

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Re: More simple commands for installaion on Ubuntu

Post by UlfZibis » Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:33 am

fargodwe wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:45 pm
Stick with the instructions and you avoid any potential problems down the road.
Are you sure, this holds on Linux Mint? See comment from Bob.

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Re: More simple commands for installaion on Ubuntu

Post by fargodwe » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:34 am

UlfZibis wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 1:33 am
fargodwe wrote:
Sat Jul 11, 2020 5:45 pm
Stick with the instructions and you avoid any potential problems down the road.
Are you sure, this holds on Linux Mint? See comment from Bob.
I've run Mint for years and I just follow the instructions on WineHQ download for Ubuntu - noting the version of Mint mentioned. I have never done it any other way but I'm also just a dumb guy so I don't know if there are other ways to do it.

Bob Wya has been an unbelievable help to me here and I can't thank him enough.

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