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Offline seppalta

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Wine Problem
« on: January 03, 2017, 06:25:46 pm »
New Sparky 4.5.2 Minimal GUI install.  Never had any problem getting wine installed in older versions, but with 4.5.2 get the following:  "wine32:i386 : Depends: libwine:i386 (= 1.8.5-1) but it is not going to be installed".   Apparently an ongoing problem, in general, but have not been able to overcome it this time.  What have I forgotten?

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Re: Wine Problem
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2017, 09:16:36 pm »
Something has been changed I think.

wine32 needs-> libwine:i386-> libfontconfig1:i386-> which can be installed, but wants to remove xserver and installed desktops and apps.
Nothing is easy as it looks.
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Re: Wine Problem
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2017, 12:49:39 pm »
@seppalta, could an upgrade to unstable solve your problem? What do you need wine for anyway?

Or could an upgrade to sid just end in an  ;D situation.
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Re: Wine Problem
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2017, 07:23:52 pm »
@seppalta, could an upgrade to unstable solve your problem? What do you need wine for anyway?
Afraid unstable will bring on more problems than not getting wine installed.  Must be a simpler solution.  Why wine?  Increases "choice".  Lots of nice Wine apps with no corresponding "nice" Linux apps.  "nice" = "simple in application but do the job".  On the other hand, Linux apps have improved and more have become available in the last few years, so I am seriously considering dumping wine, which has always been painful to install on 64-bit and is too heavy.

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Re: Wine Problem
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 03:34:44 am »
Finally found a somewhat  "heavy" solution to get wine installed on 64-bit Sparky 4.5.2; namely, install a relatively new program called wine-staging:
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wget https://repos.wine-staging.com/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key

Next, add their Debian Sid repository to /etc/apt/sources.list:
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deb https://repos.wine-staging.com/debian/ sid main
Then:
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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine-staging
sudo apt autoremove
It appears only the Sid repository works for Sparky, as I first tried Wheezy,  Jessie and Stretch without success.  The execs are /opt/wine-staging/bin/wine and /opt/wine-staging/bin/winecfg
I recommend wine-staging be put in the Sparky repository.

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Re: Wine Problem
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2017, 11:02:55 pm »
Ok, put already on my list.
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Danielle Steel