Upgrading WINE to 1.3.28 via PPA.

To upgrade to 1.3.28 (and all future new updates) enter:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa


sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

Hi, new here.

Just writing to thank you. Been having trouble installing wine from software manager in peppermint, said it was installed but couldn’t find it anywhere. Ran the updates and its appeared in the menu. Cheers!

Question a bit off topic regarding wine in peppermint. What is the success rate of getting itunes to work within it?

In 1.3 or 1.4 … AFAIK the only version of iTunes that will work is iTunes 7


I’m sure I spotted something about iTunes 10 working in the WINE 1.5 development release.

Yup, I did :slight_smile: … see this link:
wine 1.5 itunes 10 - Google Search.

Ahh something to look forward to then, any known release date for this? Not a big fan of itunes but set a linux machine up for my dad and he listens to podcasts alot and I can’t really find a better way to get them other than itunes, some websites only offer download through itunes. Set gpodder up works well with the bbc ones but about as far it goes.

It’s already available, but as a “development release” it won’t make it into the software repos … keep an eye out for someone creating a PPA, or you could download the source code and compile it yourself.


Wouldn’t know where to start to compile it. What’s a PPA I’m still on the Linux learning curve, is this compiling thing hard?

A PPA is a Personal Package Archive … people will pre-compile software, and build it into an installable “package” for Ubuntu, then put it in their PPA … so all you then need to do is add the PPA to your software sources and the package will be installable through your package manager (Ubuntu Softwware Centre, Synaptic, etc).

Compiling isn’t that hard, once you get your head round how it works. I’m still only about 25-30% in knowing what to do. It’s usually a case of using terminal, and doing commands to extract to the home directory, making the file(s) executable, and then using terminal to “build” the application and then install it.

I’ll have look at it when I have some free time. Whys does linux do this, instead of having something like windows does with .exe and install straight away.

Because Linux is not Windows. Linux is centered around security and the way Linux is so secure is because all application, well most of them anyway, are in the repositories which a maintained by maintainers like Canonical, RedHat, etc. This way any malicious code can’t get through and keeps everyones PC/Laptop safe from harm. It’s just part of the system.

Debian-based distros like Ubuntu, Peppermint, Mint, etc can get a one-click install file like an .exe called a .deb file.

RedHat based distros like Fedora, or SUSE can use a one-click install file called a .RPM file.

But this isn’t the easiest way to install nor is it advised. You should always check the repositories first, before getting the .deb/.RPM file.

This is the reason way Linux security is so good.

Whys does linux do this, instead of having something like windows does with .exe and install straight away.

OK, WINE 1.5 was not intended to go into any software repositories it is a “development” release … the WINE developers released the source code so if you can be looked at by developers … at least in Linux you CAN get hold of it, and you CAN install it if you know how … that would NOT happen in the Windows world.

Linux doesn’t on the whole use binary executable installers like Windows for a very good reason … that system SUCKS.

In Windows, you go off on the internet searching for an application, then down a binary executable installer (,exe) from an unknown source, and run the installer, which could contain ANYTHING.

In Linux for BY FAR the majority of your software … you start up your package manger, choose the software from a list that updates itself, and click install … the package manager will download the software from a central software repository that is maintained by your Linux distributions developers, so is pretty much guaranteed to be malicious code free, the software has also been checked for compatibility with your distribution … and because it all came from one place, the update manager can keep ALL your software up to date without the need for each application to install its own resource sapping system tray application like in Winblows.

Linux DOES have single click install packages … .deb fles for Debian based distros, .rpm for Redhat distro’s etc. … BUT they are NOT executables in their own right … as I’ve said binary EXECUTABLE installers is a stupid system.

Hell, Apple have moved towards a central repository system … think iTunes … but implemented it badly.

Windows are trying to do the same in Win8 … but it won’t work as commercial software giants aren’t going to like giveng control of their distribution channels to Microsoft.

The Linux “Software Repository” system is the envy of the other OS makers … and I’m 100% sure you’ll agree once you understand how it works … and how much easier it s to install all your software from within one interface with just a few mouse clicks.

There is a VERY GOOD REASON that Linux is Virus free, and Windows sucks in that respect … I hope your question was just of an inquisitive nature, and not you suggesting the Windows model is better ? :wink:

Cheers. I thought it was security related but your explanations have clarified that. And yes to an inexperienced computer user the world wide web is a dangerous place to go hunting for software therefore it is a better model than windows but as you said when the software is not free the model is some what harder to change to. This could be a avoided though if Microsoft didn’t want a cut of every developers pie!!

WINE 1.5.x (or 1.6) will eventually make it into the software repositories, and will install automatically as an update … so really it’s just a matter of waiting … but for those that can’t wait and are feeling brave, I’ve typed up a tutorial for compiling WINE 1.5.1 here:

Don’t expect it to be straight forward, or easy though :wink:

Will probably have a go at doing this when I stick peppermint on my laptop, was that impressed by it going to have a go at using this as my main os for a while.