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Old 12-18-2020, 07:56 PM   #1
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WINE, the confusing software


I have Kubuntu 18.04 64 bit

I had downloaded WINE from Discover and it was working fine running one of my 32 bit Windows apps and a 64 bit Windows app.
Then, I wanted to run another 64 bit Windows app and it failed.

I checked
winehq.org
It says that the current version of WINE can run it. Version 6.0-rc3
I had version 3.0.
Man, that is ancient!
I get prompted for updates and I apply them but they never update WINE.
The same thing has happened with other software. I donít see the point in repositories.

I uninstalled WINE.

To install Version 6.0-rc3, I followed the instructions at
https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu

and it worked.
So, my 32 bit program works.
Both my 64 bit programs donít work.

It says:
0024:err:modulerocess_init L"Z:\\home\\john\\Temporary\\Cinebench\\R15\\CINEBENCHWindows64Bit.exe" 64-bit application not supported in 32-bit prefix

It looks like it installed a 32 bit version of WINE while I have a 64 bit Kubuntu.

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Old 12-19-2020, 07:06 AM   #2
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Aren't both installation methods obsolete?
The way I see it, a simple
Code:
apt install wine
should be enough. After removing superfluous PPA's and sources.
 
Old 12-19-2020, 07:41 AM   #3
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Aren't both installation methods obsolete?
The way I see it, a simple
Code:
apt install wine
should be enough. After removing superfluous PPA's and sources.
I think installing things with apt and installing things with the GUI software that is Discover (which is what I do usually) installs the same thing. It installs version WINE 3.0. It is way too old.

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Old 12-19-2020, 08:56 AM   #4
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I still can't figure why people install wine directly. It can be done of course, and people do have success with it. But PlayOnLinux is a more friendly way to do it and it makes it foolproof to have different versions of wine at the same time if you need them. I gave up on straight wine a long time ago. PoL hasn't let me down yet as it's just a gui front end for wine with a few features.
 
Old 12-19-2020, 09:29 AM   #5
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After typing a bunch of commands to uninstall and reinstall, I have now WINE 5.0.3.
 
Old 12-19-2020, 02:56 PM   #6
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^ Did you maybe forget to run "apt update" before "apt install"?
Or, are you sure that your "Discover" does that for you?
 
Old 12-19-2020, 05:50 PM   #7
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I had done the apt update and it says that everything is up to date since I always update when I get the notification down below.

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