Need help installing wine on debian sarge

Discussion in 'Installation/Configuration' started by Wraithfire, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. Wraithfire

    Wraithfire New Member

    Hi guys, I'd like to know if anyone could point me to a good tutorial on installing wine on debian sarge (stable). I found a few on the web, but they all involved using apt to install wine. When I try this, i keep getting a message saying that
    Code:
    Package wine is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    I added deb http://wine.sourceforge.net/apt/ binary/ to /etc/apt/sources.list and updated my packages but i get the same message. Is wine only available for testing on debian?
     
  2. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    No, it's also in stable.
    What's in /etc/apt/sources.list? Maybe you mixed up some repositories...
     
  3. Wraithfire

    Wraithfire New Member

    Here is what's in my /etc/apt/sources.list :

    I added the testing section last night to see if I wanted any packages out of there. I'm interested in installing wine or cedega on my system, but it seems not all of the needed needed packages are available to me on debian sarge. When I tried
    Code:
    sudo dpkg -i python2.4-dbus_0.62-4_amd64.deb
    this was returned:
    Now I did not check each package, but I know that some of these it says I'm missing I have installed and updated to the latest available package, such as libc6. Unless it's a problem with my sources.list file, or maybe because I'm running 64bit? Not really sure.
     
  4. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Code:
    #deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main
    
    #Stable
    [B][COLOR="Red"]deb http://mirror.espri.arizona.edu/debian-amd64/debian/ stable main contrib no$deb-src http://mirror.espri.arizona.edu/debian-amd64/debian/ stable main contri$deb http://security.debian.org/ sarge/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ sarge/updates main contrib non-free[/COLOR][/B]
    
    You have lost some line breaks in your sources.list. Each repository should go in a line of its own...
     
  5. Wraithfire

    Wraithfire New Member

    hmm, not sure how I got it looking like that, but I had it correct. Must have copied it wrong before. This is how it looks:
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2006
  6. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

  7. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    I guess you wouldn't have jad problems with wine if you only had

    Code:
    #Stable
    deb http://mirror.espri.arizona.edu/debian-amd64/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://mirror.espri.arizona.edu/debian-amd64/debian/ stable main contrib non-free
    deb http://security.debian.org/ sarge/updates main contrib non-free
    deb-src http://security.debian.org/ sarge/updates main contrib non-free
    in sources.list from the beginning.
     
  8. Wraithfire

    Wraithfire New Member

    Well I guess it doesn't matter to much now, i tried to update the available packets from testing and when i was installing one, I totally broke gnome and evolution. I tried removing the broken packages to no avail. After a few hours of trying to fix it, I ended up installing fedora core 5. I refuse to go back to using windows...
    BTW, does anyone know how to change the default movie player in fedora 5?
     
  9. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    As desktop I can recommend Ubuntu... currently I'm on Kubuntu 6.10 Edgy :)
    The wine installation I linked to above was made for 6.06 Dapper
     
  10. falko

    falko Super Moderator ISPConfig Developer

    Now you know that it's a good idea to be very conservative with changing your sources.list. ;)
     
  11. Wraithfire

    Wraithfire New Member

    Lol yeah, no kidding. I'll keep that in mind. In any event Fedora seems to be working well. A lot of the packages I was having trouble installing on Debian seem to be easier to set up in Fedora. Although I do miss apt :( . And Debian seemed to have better wallpaper too. There's just something sweet about that swirl...
     
  12. sjau

    sjau Local Meanie Moderator

    Well Debian has slow release cycles but you get stable stable packages... not "testing" stable ones...
    I think Debian is perfectly suited as webserver but if you want wine and a desktop use Mepis, Ubuntu, FC, Suse, ....
     

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