[ubuntu-us-mn] How to get WINE to update in Ubuntu Hardy (8.04)

Richard Laager rlaager at wiktel.com
Thu Aug 28 08:00:05 BST 2008

Please read this *whole* e-mail before doing anything described herein.

On Thu, 2008-08-28 at 01:43 -0500, Chuck Cole wrote:
> That instruction doesn't identify explict paths or explicit file names for the pasting
> unless I'm more blind than I thought.

You keep mentioning files. I think the problem is that you think you
need to paste those lines into files, where they're really commands to
paste into the terminal (that you open via Applications -> Accessories
-> Terminal).

I'm feeling particular verbose for almost 2:00 am, so here's a breakdown
of these steps:

On Wed, 2008-08-27 at 18:03 -0500, Chuck Cole wrote:
> First, open a terminal window (Applications->Accessories->Terminal).

This is self explanatory.

> Then ... copy and pasting the following
[into the terminal window]

>       wget -q http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/387EE263.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -

wget is a program that downloads data (generally by HTTP, but I believe
FTP is supported as well). You can read the man page on it (by running
the command "man wget" w/o quotes) if you like, but I'll summarize the
options here (because reading pages of details on every option for wget
isn't necessary). The -q tells it to be quiet (i.e. not output
extraneous information). This is important because the -O- tells it to
use "-" as the output file, which is a special case for saying standard
output. The pipe connects the standard output of the wget command to the
standard input of the next. That one runs as root (that's what sudo does
-- runs a command as root) and adds the key to your APT trusted keys
list (that's what "apt-key add" does). The "-" is telling it to get the
key from standard input, which you'll remember is coming from wget via
the pipe.

So, in summary, this command pipeline downloads a file from
wine.budgetdedicated.com and adds it to your trusted apt list. You're
saying that you trust anything signed by that key, so be aware of the
security implications there.

>        sudo wget http://wine.budgetdedicated.com/apt/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list

This is the same sort of thing. It's downloading a file from that same
domain and adding it to APT. This means they'll be able to provide
packages to be installed on your system. Again, try to keep in mind the
security implications here.

******** IMPORTANT ********
I would recommend you skip that stuff for now anyway, and try to figure
out why you're not getting the newer version of wine from hardy-updates.
See below:

Regarding hardy-updates, try running a command like this:
        grep 'hardy-updates.*universe' /etc/apt/sources.list | grep -v

If that returns nothing, the hardy-updates repository is NOT enabled, at
least not for the universe section. Try following the first method
described in these instructions:

If it returns a line like this, I have no idea what the issue is:
        deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ hardy-updates universe

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