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ryansdistrict
April 5th, 2008, 03:35 PM
hi i am new to ubuntu
i just wanted to know how can i install wine
i downloaded the latest package which is .tar.bz2

Please help is appreciated
Thankx

kostkon
April 5th, 2008, 03:49 PM
No, this is not the right way to install it. First of all, Wine is in the Ubuntu repositories, so you can just open Synaptic, search for it and install it.

Nevertheless, the version of Wine in the Ubuntu repositories is not the latest one.

Thus, if you want to install the latest one and get automatic updates every time there is a new version then just follow these instructions on how to add its repository to your software sources list (http://www.winehq.org/site/download-deb).

ryansdistrict
April 5th, 2008, 03:54 PM
ok i opened Synaptic package manager
and searched for wine
no result for it
is this the proper way to search ?

Thanks Ubuntu rocks

kostkon
April 5th, 2008, 04:19 PM
ok i opened Synaptic package manager
and searched for wine
no result for it
is this the proper way to search ?

Thanks Ubuntu rocks
Please, check if you have all of your repositories enabled, by going to System -> Administration -> Software Sources and checking if all of the options are selected in the first tab, i.e. main, universe, restricted, multiverse. Press Close and then try again to install Wine using Synaptic.

I forgot to tell you that a third way to install Wine is to download a .deb from Wine's package archive (http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/archive/index.html) and double click on it.

Nevertheless, I would recommend you to install its repository, I believe it's the best solution, since you'll get an automatic update every time there is a new version.

ryansdistrict
April 5th, 2008, 08:31 PM
Please, check if you have all of your repositories enabled, by going to System -> Administration -> Software Sources and checking if all of the options are selected in the first tab, i.e. main, universe, restricted, multiverse. Press Close and then try again to install Wine using Synaptic.

I forgot to tell you that a third way to install Wine is to download a .deb from Wine's package archive (http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/archive/index.html) and double click on it.

Nevertheless, I would recommend you to install its repository, I believe it's the best solution, since you'll get an automatic update every time there is a new version.

i went and checked all options then closed and reopened the synaptic and searched still couldnt find wine :(
by the way i got the latest stable non beta version of ubuntu

aoanla
April 5th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Well, there's something very odd going on, then, because I can confirm that, not only does the latest, non-beta version of Ubuntu enable all repositories by default, but also, searching for "wine" in Synaptic should give you Wine 0.9.46, which is the version in said repositories.

I suggest you follow the alternate install approach, involving downloading a .deb from the link and clicking on it. ;)

lswest
April 5th, 2008, 10:18 PM
run
sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/gutsy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list in the terminal, then run
sudo apt-get install wine it will then install the newest version.