Ubuntu: Installing Wine on Ubuntu 15.10



Question:

I'm trying to install Wine on my PC running Ubuntu 15.10, but I see in the software center there are different apps such as:

I have tried installing via the terminal, but after trying to use the final command which is /sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks, I get an error message that says something like broken or incomplete, and also something about amd64 and i386.

Any help would be appreciated, I had wine before but I thought it was giving my Ubuntu PC problems, possibly because I have a Windows 10 PC and it was trying to communicate with my Ubuntu machine?


Solution:1

Wine is available for ubuntu 15.10 (also called wily).

  1. To download simply open your terminal and type the following.

    sudo apt-get install wine

and wine will be installed on your system. The above command will itself download all the dependencies required.

Wine will be installed on your system.

winetricks comes with the wine package, installing wine will install it too.

Points to be noted

  1. Using sudo apt-get install wine will install the stable version of wine, which I think is wine-1.6.2
  2. Now, if you still want wine 1.7, which is unstable, then you will have to add the wine PPA. The information on how to do so can be found on the following link installing wine 1.7
  3. If you will try to run sudo apt-get install wine1.7 without adding PPA, you will see some errors.
  4. After adding PPA, you will be able to run apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks too (most probably).


Solution:2

Run PlayOnLinux instead. It will install Wine1.7 if it is required for a program. It runs side-by-side with Wine.

To do this:

Open a terminal and enter the following

    sudo apt-get install playonlinux  

Once it is done installing open terminal again (if it is not already), and enter:

    PlayOnLinux  

Optional: Once it opens right click it's icon and "Lock to Launcher".

Follow the steps, read the dialogs, and enjoy.


Solution:3

You need to add multiarch support. Its trying to download wine-i386

dpkg --add-architecture i386 && apt-get update apt-get install wine


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