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Wine 6.0.2 released, but still not available in PlayOnLinux.

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DrM1173 Thursday 18 November 2021 at 11:15
DrM1173Anonymous

At https://www.winehq.org/ I see that Winehq has released Wine 6.0.2 stable. At https://www.winehq.org/announce/6.21 I see that Wine stable version 6.0.2 has been released, but it still doens't show up in PlayOnLinux's version manager. When will Wine 6.0.2 be available for PlayOnLinux? At https://www.playonlinux.com/wine/ "Wine building service" I can't see the current building status of Wine 6.0.2.

Drugwash Monday 20 December 2021 at 20:55
Drugwash

The building service seems to be in a jam currently. Hopefully this manual solution would be helpful for somebody.

Personally I have installed a few versions manually on my Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon (based on Ubuntu Bionic/18.04).
It does involve a series of operations that some may find difficult, such as:

1. downloading all files pertaining to the desired release, both i386 and x64, according to the Linux OS version from here
2. manually opening the .deb > data.tar.xz files (through the archive manager) and copying the folders from ./opt/wine{-devel/-staging} to their corresponding folders in ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64/{wine_ver} and ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/{wine_ver} respectively

That's all. When opening Tools > Manage Wine versions from POL's main menu you'll see the desired version already installed in the right-side panel.

Now let's give a practical example for a better understanding. At the time of typing this there is Wine 7.0~RC2 available but in POL there's nothing above 6.18 in the x86 section and 6.17 in the x64 section. I've been following the devel branch lately so I installed this 7.0~RC2 devel version.

- create a folder named i.e. Wine7.0 somewhere in ~/Downloads or wherever you see fit
- download there all x64 devel_7.0~rc2 files from the Wine repository here (except for those containing dbg or winehq in their names)
- download there all x86 devel_7.0~rc2 files from the Wine repository here (except as above)
- create two folders: ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64/7.0 and ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/7.0
- open each of the downloaded packages one at a time (through Archive Manager, not GDebi), select all available folders within ./opt/wine-devel/ and drag them to their corresponding folders created earlier - 32bit to 32bit folder, 64bit to 64bit folder

If everything went well there will be four subfolders in each 7.0 folder: bin, include, lib64, share in the amd64/7.0 folder and bin, include, lib, share in the x86/7.0 folder - each with their own files. Now opening Tools > Manage Wine versions from POL's main menu you should see version 7.0 installed for both 32bit and 64bit Wine. Proceed with creating your prefix(es).
 

Quentin PÂRIS Tuesday 21 December 2021 at 8:47
Quentin PÂRISAnonymous

Hello!

The building service is indeed not working with current linux builds. I'll review everything tonight and run all the builds

DrM1173 Wednesday 9 February 2022 at 14:58
DrM1173Anonymous

 

Now let's give a practical example for a better understanding. At the time of typing this there is Wine 7.0~RC2 available but in POL there's nothing above 6.18 in the x86 section and 6.17 in the x64 section. I've been following the devel branch lately so I installed this 7.0~RC2 devel version.

- create a folder named i.e. Wine7.0 somewhere in ~/Downloads or wherever you see fit
- download there all x64 devel_7.0~rc2 files from the Wine repository here (except for those containing dbg or winehq in their names)
- download there all x86 devel_7.0~rc2 files from the Wine repository here (except as above)
- create two folders: ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64/7.0 and ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/7.0
- open each of the downloaded packages one at a time (through Archive Manager, not GDebi), select all available folders within ./opt/wine-devel/ and drag them to their corresponding folders created earlier - 32bit to 32bit folder, 64bit to 64bit folder

If everything went well there will be four subfolders in each 7.0 folder: bin, include, lib64, share in the amd64/7.0 folder and bin, include, lib, share in the x86/7.0 folder - each with their own files. Now opening Tools > Manage Wine versions from POL's main menu you should see version 7.0 installed for both 32bit and 64bit Wine. Proceed with creating your prefix(es).

When manually installing a 64bit Wine version in PlayOnLinux, make sure that you copy these files 'wine' and 'wine-preloader' from the ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/{wine_ver}/bin folder into the ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64/{wine_ver}/bin folder and copy the ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-x86/{wine_ver}/lib subfolder into ~/.PlayOnLinux/wine/linux-amd64/{wine_ver}/, otherwise you will get problems. In the 64bit Wine versions which can be downloaded by PlayOnLinux itself, these aforementioned files and lib subfolder have already been included.

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