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Wine not lauching
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After installing Wine via the software application of PureOs, it is not launching, nothing is happening.
Same thing with the development version.

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QiZhi created this task.Jan 13 2018, 04:42

Possibly related: I'm having a similar issue when trying to run several installers or standalone EXEs.
Doing "wine foo.exe" (where foo.exe is known to be fully compatible with wine) yields:

it looks like wine32 is missing, you should install it.
as root, please execute "apt-get install wine32"

A lot of Windows applications are still distributed as 32-bit binaries to avoid compatibility issues, so this kind of makes sense. But wine32 is not in the main PureOS repo because (IIRC) PureOS is all 64-bit code. So i386 isn't an enabled architecture, nor does the repo distribute 32-bit software.

Try opening winemine or iexplore from your launcher and see if that works. If it does, then wine is working as expected. Then try "wine [whatever].exe' in the terminal, see if it's giving you the same error I'm getting.

You can still install wine32 from a third-party repo, but it would be preferable to get it through the PureOS repo since that repo is already offering wine.


thx for your help.
It is not working.
even installng wine32 from a thrird-party repo...

jonas.smedegaard triaged this task as Low priority.May 27 2021, 07:24