View Full Version : downloading wine NOT from ubuntu machine

April 6th, 2008, 02:06 AM
gutsy 7.10
wine 0.9.58 i386
celeron 2.26

since my PC with ubuntu on it doesn't have an internet connection, I can't get to the terminal or update manager to get WINE.

hence, have to rely on a windows machine to get it.
don't know where to download it, and seeing that the sudo commands are internet address, I tried it out.

form here

went here

which showed:
b http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt gutsy main #WineHQ - Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon"
deb-src http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt gutsy main #WineHQ - Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon"

went here
and selected parent directory

which landed me here

which has links to *.deb files for wine's latest release

headed back home and double click the deb file. it seemed as if it would be succesful, but didn't install. error I forgot to save on my thumbdrive.

tried it with a previous version of wine before 0.9.58, same result.
I nice guy in the wine channel gave me a deb file, but i seem to have lost it :(

does anyone know what I'm doing wrong??? Or can point me to a working compiled wine?

reading previous threads, I came across
haven't tested yet but seeing it's budgetdedicated's archive, should still have the same results

April 6th, 2008, 05:59 AM
You were probably missing an additional required package for the Wine install (most likely binfmt-support). Re-run the Wine DEB install (use the one from http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/ or http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/archive/index.html, they are both the same) then post back with the exact error message and I can give you more specific instructions.

April 6th, 2008, 08:28 AM
Yes, Wine has quite a few dependencies you'll need to satisfy for installation.

Easiest thing to do if you don't have internet is to get an Ubuntu DVD and install the default Wine included there; this will install an old Wine but also all its dependencies. Then you can update to the new package.

April 6th, 2008, 03:20 PM
something about binfmt-support...

April 6th, 2008, 04:59 PM
It would be easiest to follow YokoZar's advice above, but if that is not an option, you can do this:

Download the binfmt-support_1.2.10_all.deb package from here: http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/b/binfmt-support/
Install the binfmt-support package
Install Wine

I don't know if the binfmt-support package has any additional dependencies. If it does, just post back with those errors and I can direct you to the additional packages that may be required.

April 7th, 2008, 07:22 AM
Thanks, I'll do it a bit later.

and no I can't do the DvD thing, for one it's a rather dated PC barely meeting the recommended system requirements and has no DVD. And two I have no idea where to download the DVD or if I have time to download any more.

thank you for your help again:)

April 8th, 2008, 03:26 AM
it's btching about libaudio2 now. I think I'll search around for all of WINE's dependincies and hopefully they are all in the link you provided. thanks cogadh

April 8th, 2008, 08:14 AM
found libaudio2 somewhere, installed it but it had dependency issues as well :/

I'll just bring this thing to a friend's place and leech off his internet connection.

can I just bring the hard disk I installed ubuntu on or both HDDs? ubuntu is on second master, I'm worried about GRUB.

April 8th, 2008, 12:23 PM
http://packages.ubuntu.com is what I use since I'm in the same boat as you. I don't know of any way of getting a package to list all dependencies unavailable safely, but I tend to install using sudo dpkg -i package.deb then write down the dependencies required that way.

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April 8th, 2008, 12:34 PM
Sorry for poking in, but here's what I do to install packages on a PC with no internet connection. This method works with mint, and should also work with Ubuntu.

I have a machine with internet access so I just

1)install whatever I want on it with apt-get

2)then burn the whole contents of /var/cache/apt/archives on a CD.

3)then I go to internet-connection less PC, log in as root and paste all contents of the CD into /var/cache/apt/archives. Then open Add/remove programs or Synaptic and Reload. It should then install the package from the cache instead of looking for internet connection.

April 10th, 2008, 06:21 PM
That's cool, only the PC I'd have to use is on windows...