[ubuntu-uk] Problem with wine ....

Barry Drake ubuntu-advertising at gmx.com
Tue Jan 20 13:09:53 UTC 2015

On 20/01/15 12:12, Paul Sladen wrote:
> On Tue, 20 Jan 2015, Barry Drake wrote:
>> impossible to install .msi file using wine under Ubuntu
> Which precise .msi file?  (ie. URL)
Several - every single one I tried fails.  One in particular is Python - 
either Python 2.7 from https://www.python.org/  using: 
https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-279/  another is 
ActivePython:  http://www.activestate.com/activepython/downloads but 
I've tried a whole lot more randomly chosen .msi files just to know 
where I was at.
> Which exact suggestions did you try? (ie. exact command lines/steps). 

msiexec [filename] was the main one.  This gave EXACTLY the same error 
output as did trying to use Wine to run the .msi files  The problem is 
so obvious and reproducible the messing about that I did after that is 
of no consequence, and I did not record what I did when it achieved nothing.
>> I've been taking part in a discussion on a forum ...
>> Someone who uses Mint got the system working ...
>> I looked long and hard at the Python code
> URLs for all three of these please ?

I only have one - apart from Mint itself (http://www.linuxmint.com/).  
Why do you ask for three?  The forum is at: 
and it's such a poor site I can't get you directly to the comment. 
Search the page for barrydrake and you'll find all of my stuff, and the 
discussions with (mainly) Paul Durrant - but others did respond as I 
responded to others.  The Python code is of no consequence as it fails 
because of lack of Python running under Wine.  Details of the behaviour 
of the code, including debug logs is posted on the forum - if anyone has 
the patience to plough through it.

And before anyone comments on my reason for having to remove the DRM - 
my e-book reader is not compatible with books I have purchased online, 
so I can no longer read them now I have sold my old ebook reader.  But 
that has nothing to do with the problem in Ubuntu/Wine.

Regards,        Barry.
>> is there an Ubuntu/wine person that I could report this to?
> Regardless of whom it is reported to, collectively, people will need
> the exact steps to try to reproduce the issue.
> 	-Paul

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