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    Problem installing WINE in Lucid

    I've recently updated from Karmic to Lucid, with no problems. I previously had WINE installed, principally to run Spotify. In Ubuntu Software Centre, I selected WINE Microsoft Windows Compatability Layer and ran INSTALL. Although it says it's installed, there's no sign of it anywhere on the Applications menu.

    Having checked again, I see theat the option I chose is labelled Dummy package. I've no idea what this does. There are a number of WINE options available. Should I have selected something else to actually install WINE?

    Thanks for any advice.

    Jim
    Last edited by kismul; May 12th, 2012 at 08:30 PM. Reason: Spelling errors

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    Re: Problem installing WINE in Lucid

    Quote Originally Posted by kismul View Post
    I've recently updated from Karmic to Lucid, with no problems. I previously had WINE installed, principally to run Spotify. In Ubuntu Software Centre, I selected WINE Microsoft Windows Compatability Layer and ran INSTALL. Although it says it's installed, there's no sign of it anywhere on the Applications menu.

    Having checked again, I see theat the option I chose is labelled Dummy package. I've no idea what this does. There are a number of WINE options available. Should I have selected something else to actually install WINE?

    Thanks for any advice.

    Jim
    Oops, sorry. It's the Meta package I have installed, not the dummy package.

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    Re: Problem installing WINE in Lucid

    Hi,

    I don't use Spotify myself, but have heard of a native linux version:

    http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2011/12/s...illion-tracks/

    Better than running a win2 version under wine, isn't it?

    Hope that helps
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    Re: Problem installing WINE in Lucid

    Try
    Code:
    $ which wine
    and see what it tells you: it should return something like "/usr/bin/wine".

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    Re: Problem installing WINE in Lucid

    You won't get a menu entry for Wine (what would it do?). You will get menu entries for applications that you install through Wine.
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