View Full Version : [ubuntu] Cant download WINE

January 10th, 2010, 02:59 AM
I went to the package manager and searched WINE for an exe program i wanted to install. I attempted to download everything that goes with WINE automatically as well but at the very end of the download I got an error/failure to download message. I sent an error report and got this: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/msttcorefonts/+bug/431217
I also found this in the faq section on a website where I was reading about wine:
How do I install Wine on my netbook (eeePC, Acer Aspire One, etc.)?

If you have replaced the customized distro that came preinstalled on your netbook (Xandros, Linpus, etc.) with one of the mainstream distros that provide up-to-date Wine packages, you should be able to install Wine by following the instructions for whatever distro you installed.
If you are still using Xandros (eeePC (http://forum.eeeuser.com/)) or Linpus (Acer Aspire One (http://www.aspireoneuser.com/forum/)) (or any other customized distro that came preinstalled on your netbook), you will have to ask this question on your netbook's support forum. Only other users of those distros can advise you on what, if any, binary packages will work on your system, where to find them, and how to install them. You can also try building Wine from source following the instructions in the Wine User Guide (http://winehq.org/docs/wineusr-guide/installing-wine-source/), but you will still need to consult your netbook's support forum regarding satisfying dependencies on your particular system.

I have an eeePC.
So how do I get wine to work? It said ask a forum and this is the forum I am most loyal to :P So what do I do?

January 10th, 2010, 03:13 AM
If you are using Ubuntu, the package manager should be fine. If you click on Applications, is there no wine option? The bug just looks like mscorefonts failing to install, which is not really a problem.