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neil_1
April 13th, 2011, 07:33 AM
is installing wine on lucid recommended ?
if so
all i have to do is add the ppa repository and then
sudo apt-get install wine ?

earthpigg
April 13th, 2011, 07:39 AM
well, it wont break anything.

there is also no guarantee that it will make anything work either, as it is WINE.

so:

go for it, but keep your expectations low.

lofty claims are often made about WINE. they don't always pan out. it isn't a magic yellow brick road, and no wizardry will make your Ubuntu system a perfect Windows sysem.

roger_1960
April 13th, 2011, 07:47 AM
Hi

You can install it straight from the Ubuntu software Center - this will configure it for you automatically (rather than having to run
wine config in terminal after installation. It runs fine on Lucid but your experience depends on what you are trying to run in it!

Spyderkid
April 13th, 2011, 09:37 AM
If the application is in the software centre just go for it! it can be easily removed if you don't want it afterwards

Karlchen
April 13th, 2011, 10:08 AM
Hello, neil_1.

I would not recommend the Wine version which the official Canonical repositories offer to Lucid Lynx users. It is an old Wine v1.1.42, if I remember right. Personally I am running Wine v1.2.2 which I got from the WineHQ repository. (deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu lucid main)
Wine v1.3 is not a stable release, yet. So, use it at your own risk.
As stated before, in no case, expect Wine to provide a complete Windows environment.

Kind regards,
Karl

neil_1
April 13th, 2011, 12:51 PM
depends on what you are trying to run in it!
utorrent and photoshop (:

Hello, neil_1.

I would not recommend the Wine version which the official Canonical repositories offer to Lucid Lynx users. It is an old Wine v1.1.42, if I remember right. Personally I am running Wine v1.2.2 which I got from the WineHQ repository. (deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu lucid main)
Wine v1.3 is not a stable release, yet. So, use it at your own risk.
As stated before, in no case, expect Wine to provide a complete Windows environment.

Kind regards,
Karl
i added the ppa repository to apt-get
what do i do after this ?

edit:
ubuntu rep shows wine1.2
http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/wine
so i would just apt-get install wine1.2 ?
or should i do it through the software manager?

roger_1960
April 13th, 2011, 01:05 PM
Hi

Look at this link:

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=17

and

http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=6824

Looks like you may need the latest unstable version of wine......

In that case, follow the instructions on wineHQ for installation - I don't think its in the repos yet.

neil_1
April 14th, 2011, 07:58 AM
ok i installed wine1.2 nicely
how do i run a .exe in wine now ? :(
do i right click,open as wine ?

mastablasta
April 14th, 2011, 08:40 AM
do i right click,open as wine ?

yes. try it ;-)

also you can do from terminal (e.g.)

wine setup.exe

computerandu
April 14th, 2011, 09:10 AM
Follow this tutorial:

http://computerandu.wordpress.com/2011/04/10/how-to-install-windows-application-exe-on-linux-ubuntu-with-wine/

neil_1
April 14th, 2011, 09:42 AM
alright thanks guys :)