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A slightly old version of wine can be found in the Ubuntu repositories. Just enable universe and so on in the repositories screen of synaptic, update and install it.
The latest release is available from the private repository distributed via the wine site. Again, you install it using synaptic, or some other front end to the package management system (e.g. apt-get on the command line).
What do you mean by zipped and unzipped files, and what are you trying to download? Wine, like most programs, is generally distributed in whatever form the linux distro uses, which for Ubuntu is .deb. You can get it through apt, either the Ubuntu repository version or the wine-project-compiled version, which you can set up from this page. Or you can download the winehq packages directly from here and install them with dpkg.
None of these are "zipped" files, though they are compressed. The closest thing to a zip file is the source package, which comes packaged in tar.bz2 form. You can download it directly from the wine project at their sourceforge page.
Edit: Well that will teach me to take my time writing up an answer. A whole thread developed before I hit post.
Last edited by David the H.; 12-31-2007 at 02:49 PM.
The computer I need to install wine on is not conected to the net. the computer that i am using is running windows with security that will not allow me to download anything BUT zipped files. that is why i need wine in a zipped file. if anyone can email it to me, I would apriciate it.
sorry, i should have specified that the computer with ubuntu can not conect to the internet right now. that is why i need the folder. i am going to put it onto a thumb stick and transfer it.
It may or may not be as simple as that. If you happen to have all the packages which wine depends on installed, it's easy - just download the.deb file from the wine site or the ubuntu repositories, and voila - just double click on it from nautilus and it will install (or manually start gdebi with the .deb file as the parameter).
I think we're missing something here. There's no such thing as a "zipped" file in Linux. There are .deb installation packages though. If you just want to install it on a different computer, download the most suitable .deb package from the second link I gave you and install it with the command "sudo dpkg -i filename.deb.
The .bz2 source package is probably not what you want. It contains the uncompiled source code for wine. If you go that way, you'll have to compile the program yourself, which, for a large program like this, is not a trivial task for the average person.
compiling is not the issue. i write and compile programs almost daily. but i need the package. and i know that there are no zipped files in linux.
i will go through this again.
I need the code for wine so i can transfer it to a thumb stick to get it to the ubuntu computer. MY CURRENT COMPUTER CAN NOT DOWNLOAD ANYTHING BUT ZIPPED FOLDERS. i need the WINE package in a zipped folder. i will extract it while in windows and put it onto the thumb stick.
Does anyone know where i can get the files in a zipped folder?
Last edited by Grimminck 112; 12-31-2007 at 03:15 PM.
Well, you need to be a bit clearer about what you need then. Your request sounded like a newbie who didn't quite understand what the proper terminology was and was calling every package a zip file. Now it's much clearer.
It seems strange that you can only download zip files though. Are you referring only to the .zip compression scheme, or any form of compression. If you're looking for .zip directly, I seriously doubt you'll be able to find anything, since almost nobody uses .zip for packaging things on linux.
Tell you what, if you need a .zip package, tell me which download(s) you want from winehq and I'll zip it up for you and put it up on my webspace for a bit.