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Solved: How to install wine?

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  1. jcdf

    jcdf Thread Starter

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    I am quite knowledgeable with Windows but not so with Linux Ubuntu. Which is why I have to ask this basic question. How do I install “wine” on my Ubuntu operating system. I have downloaded the file “wine_1.1.5~winehq0~ubuntu~8.04-0ubuntu1_i386.deb” on to the Desktop and extracted three files into a like named folder also on the desktop. What do I do to install wine with the other applications?
     
  2. jdean

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    Like you, I'm not a Linux expert, but it sure sounds like you're doing this the hard way. Ubuntu and other modern Linux systems have some kind of package manager with a graphical user interface. You use the package manager to select the packages you want, and then you press the "install it" button -- and you're done.

    You should not need to go to a site, download files, and then manually install.

    Sorry, I don't remember the name of the Ubuntu utility but if you look on the menus, you will find it. My son went through the same exercise with wine under Fedora (actually, it was worse -- he tried to compile wine), and when he asked for help, we found the Fedora package manager and presto, we had it working within minutes.
     
  3. jcdf

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    Yes I know what you talking about. It's in System-> Administration-> Synaptic Package Manager. The problem is I cannot find the wine package within this application.
     
  4. arochester

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    Just RIGHT click on the .deb and choose: Install with Gdebi
     
  5. jcdf

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    I have done it. Thankyou for the advise
     
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