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Wine is an open source, free and easy-to-use program that enables Linux users to run some Windows based applications on Unix-like operating systems. Wine is a compatibility layer for installing almost all versions of Windows programs.

Install Wine in Ubuntu

Install Wine in Ubuntu

Read also : Install Wine 1.6.2 in RedHat / CentOS / Fedora

This article describes a few easy steps to install Wine 1.6.2 under Debian 7/6, Ubuntu 14.10/14.04/13.10/13.04/12.10/12.04/11.10 and Linux Mint 17/16/15/14/13 systems and also we will see how to configure wine, install windows software’s and Un-install. You can find out all the new features and change log of this new release at Wine announcement project page.

Installation of Wine 1.6.2

To install Wine, open the terminal by hitting ‘CTRL + ALT + T‘ from the desktop and run the following commands one-by-one on the terminal.

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine1.6
$ sudo apt-get install winetricks

Starting Wine 1.6.2

To start the Wine program, you must give the full path to the .exe program. For example, we will start the notepad.exe program through wine.

$ wine notepad.exe
Start Wine in Ubuntu

Starting Wine in Ubuntu

Configure Wine 1.6.2

The default wine configuration is much enough for running windows applications, but not all windows based applications run under wine. And in some cases you may required an extra configuration to run certain applications or adding a new windows drive for mapping CD-ROM drives.

The wine configuration is done by ‘winecfg‘ utility, so in order to configure wine run the following command on the terminal.

$ sudo winecfg
Configure Wine in Ubuntu

Configuring Wine in Ubuntu

To add new drive click on ‘Drives‘ –> ‘Add Drive‘ and then give full path of the cdrom. See the below screenshot.

Add Drivers in Wine

Adding CD-ROM Drive in Wine

This is very useful for installing games and applications using cdrom with wine under your Ubuntu box.

Install Windows Software’s Using Winetricks

Winetricks is a small helper script for downloading and installing windows based software’s and missing DDL files that needed to run some programs under wine. To download and install software programs, run the ‘winetricks‘ utility from the terminal. Please note that the winetricks current prefix is user’s home directory (i.e. /home/user/.wine). So, whatever you install it goes under this directory.

$ sudo winetricks
Start Winetricks in Ubuntu

Starting Winetricks in Ubuntu

It will ask you one time question about helping winetricks development by submitting reports on wine statistics. Just click on ‘Yes‘.

Winetricks report

Submit Winetricks Report

Click on ‘OK‘ button to move forward. If you don’t want to submit reports to winetricks, then simple turn-off with the command ‘winetricks –optout‘.

Turn-off Winetricks report

Turn-off Submitting Winetricks Reports

Next, select ‘Install a Windows DLL or component‘.

Install Software Using Wine

Install Software Using Wine

Select the software that you wish to install. Let’s say I would like to install Internet Explorer 8.

Download and Install Wine Softwares

Download and Install Wine Softwares

The utility automatically download and install the selected software from the winetricks table.

Winetricks Download and Install Softwares

Winetricks Download and Install Softwares

Once, the download and installation completes, it will automatically start the program. See the screenshot below.

Wine start Programs

Starting Programs with Wine

You can also start the program by specifying full path of the program like.

$ sudo wine 'C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore'

As I said above that not all programs will work with wine. So, I recommend you to check out the Wine app database before installing any software through wine.

Uninstalling Windows Software using Winetricks

If you want to uninstall the Internet Explorer with winetricks just type the following command it will completely delete the program. You also directly delete the program directory from the .wine directory like shown below.

$ sudo rm -rf .wine/drive_c/Programe\ Files/Internet\ Explorer/

Uninstalling Wine and Winetricks

If you not happy with wine program, you can remove it completely by using the following command.

$ sudo apt-get remove wine1.6 winetricks

You can also download Wine 1.6.2 source package for other Linux distributions from the Source Forge.

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89 Responses

  1. Dag says:

    After adding the ppa in linux mint 14, when I do apt-cache policy wine1.5 it shows

    Installed: (none)
    Candidate: 1.5.26-0ubuntu1
    Version table:
    1.5.26-0ubuntu1 0
    500 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/ quantal/main amd64 Packages

    I can’t install 1.5.27 for some reason

    • jelabarre says:

      Something is wrong with their repository index, because even on 4/4/13, with that repo defined, it still doesn’t offer 1.5.27 as an upgrade (I have 1.5.26 installed already). The package is there, it should offer it up, but it just isn’t working.

  2. anon says:

    Why are you running all your wine stuffs with sudo??? That is not necessary and a security risk. Please do some research before you publish how tos.

    • simon says:

      Thanks for helping me out with installation of wine1.7 Mr. Ravi. I agree with you so far as installation of wine or winetricks goes, but to execute a windows program we don’t need to run the wine command with sudo and probably we should not. Here I agree with Mr/Miss anon. My windows game runs well without using sudo. in fact i have added the game to the panel as a button (right click the program in the application launcher Menu and select Add to panel) and i just click the button to start my game. I take care to unmount all my drives and mounted partitions to protect my system from any virus or spyware before i run my game(wine is trustable but windows programs are not). Also I have set my system to ask for a password when i mount my partitions or drives as I can not afford to lose my data which is precious to me. Just google to learn how to do this.

  3. Hydra says:

    why sudo? wine website says, NEVER USE SUDO!

    • Ravi says:

      Based on your comment, I tried to run the commands without sudo but my system (ubuntu13.04) didn’t proceed and required a root to run. When I ran the below:

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

      $ apt-get install wine1.7

      it denied running without root and so I need to run as root only.

      How you say to run without root!!!!

      • Ravi Saive says:

        You should run command using sudo command or as a root. If you use sudo command you should also know the root password. If you don’t have root credentials then it’s not possible to install.

        • Marty Bevis says:

          I have been using Wine for years and the ONLY time you need to use sudo is when installing Wine, never for installing any Windows based software.

  4. chris says:

    On screens there is no use of sudo, but in textual examples sudo is included as a part of command which must be typed by user. In general tutorial is helpful but also a little bit inconsistent.

  5. santhosh says:

    how to install winre on lubuntu 32 bit and kubuntu 32-bit

  6. Bo Milvang-Jensen says:

    Is “sudo notepad.exe” (as written above) really correct, or should it be “wine notepad.exe”?

  7. Nikita jain says:

    Very nice article worked without any errors. Thanks admin

  8. Ravi says:

    Seems to be a very good what you posted. I would try shortly. But one thing: you told in the end a command to delete internet explorer directory. Will it deleted the executable as well as other related files for the internet explorer? In other words, when a program is installed all the related files and folders would be installed under one directory, say for example: here under internet explorer directory.
    This I as as there is difference between installing in Linux as compared to Windows. In linux when you install , the related files are installed in different different folders and not only one. But I think in Windows all the related files and folders are installed under one directory and so to remove the application (in case you don’t need any more) simply you can delete the respective directory. I hope what I wrote here is right! Please confirm, Ravi.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Yes! that right in Linux files are installed under different location, if you aware of those directories you can remove manually any application in Linux. But in Wine case, all files are installed under User’s Home “.wine” directory. If you go inside this folder you will see a folder called “Program Files” similar to Windows style. You can manually remove the folder from hereon.

  9. Ravi says:

    Also, one more thing I would like to point: if you don’t need wine as you don’t want to use it again, you can use the purge option rather than remove as purge would delete all the configuration files even also.

  10. Ravi says:

    Hi Ravi

    I followed the way you told but when I am running http://www.kotak.com, the site is opening but soon an error message is displayed: internet explorer has caused an error and will be closed. What may be the issue? I am using Ubuntu13.04. I am able to surf other sites like youtube, rediffmail.com, google.com,etc. But the issue comes when opening kotak.com
    I think I should contact kotak bank.

    My wine version : wine-1.7.3

    Also when I am running :
    wine ‘/home/ravbholua/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Internet Explorer/iexplore.exe’
    in the terminal many messages are getting displayed continously.

    Also when I run : sudo wine ‘C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore’wine: it’s messaging : ‘/home/ravbholua/.wine is not owned by you’

    Can’t it be run with sudo!!!!

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Have you tried with different browsers? and which version of IE you using?

      • Ravi says:

        Hi Ravi
        I 1st installed ie8 and got error as mentioned above: ‘internet explorer has caused an error and will be closed’

        Then I deleted the folder and installed ie7. Now, when I run, I don’t get any error message but the page isn’t getting displayed properly / completely. In http://www.kotak.com (bank site) home page I am not getting ‘login’ button, so can’t proceed ahead. Tried many times but to no avail. Also with ie7, when I open moneycontrol.com it messages that the page can’t be displayed properly.

        I called kotak bank customer care to ask whether ie8 is compatible and she says yes, it should work.

        Regarding your other question, with wine I have used only ie7 and ie8 browser. As such in Ubuntu13.04 I have been using flawlessly firefox which runs perfect.

        Also, when I install browser using winetricks and select “install a windows DLL or component”, I see by default a few other options are also selected. Once I deselected all these options and selected only ie7, then the folder ‘internet explorer’ failed to create. Then next time, I kept all these default options selected and proceeded and it installed.

  11. William says:


    Attempting to install wine 1.7.3 on Ubuntu 13.04 as user root. apt-get install shows that wine1.7, wine1.7-amd64, wine1.7-dbg, and wine1.7-dev but I still receive this error from apt-get install:

    15:14:45:–> apt-get install wine
    wine1.6 wine1.7 winefish wine-gecko2.21
    wine1.6-amd64 wine1.7-amd64 wine-gecko1.4 wine-gecko2.24

    15:14:45:–> apt-get install wine1.7
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    wine1.7 : Depends: wine1.7-amd64 (= 1.7.4-0ubuntu4) but it is not going to be installed
    Depends: wine1.7-i386 (= 1.7.4-0ubuntu4)
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    Do you have any suggestions?
    (Nice article, by the way, simple and to the point)

    • max says:

      Got the same error on LinuxMint15,
      to fix it I had to purge wine1.6
      sudo apt-get purge wineX.X
      (where x.x is the vertion you have already installed in my case it was wine1.6)
      once uninstalled, retry from the beginning.

  12. Ravi says:

    Hi Ravi

    I installed 3 different versions of the internet explorer 6,7 and 8. But I don’t see seperate programs for these 3 browsers under my home directory

    When I run ‘ls’ from the below directory, I get the output as shown. There is only one exe file for IE. It corresponds to which version?

    ravbholua@ravbholua-Aspire-5315:~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Internet Explorer$ ls

    custsat.dll en-US hmmapi.dll iedw.exe ieproxy.dll iexplore.exe SIGNUP

  13. Ravi says:

    When I run winetricks with sudo , I get the below error:

    wine cmd.exe /c echo ‘%ProgramFiles%’ returned empty string

    Why can’t it be run with sudo?

  14. hady says:

    i want to install in offline mode. can i?

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Dear Ady,

      No, it’s not possible to install offline, because Wine requires lots of other dependency modules that will install during online.

  15. hady says:

    if i copy the install fils from an other computer, does it work?

  16. hady says:

    Ubuntu as my home computer, I’m not online and off-line installation.
    After copying the files, how do I install?
    If i get the installation files from another computer

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Simply issue below command to install them all at once.

      $ sudo dpkg -i *.deb

      Once these required packages installed, you can follow the article.

  17. hady says:

    Lan cable internet installed on my laptop, why not?
    When I’m not working in Ubuntu PC
    Please help if you can. Please

  18. Fra says:

    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    E: Unable to locate package wine1.7
    E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘wine1.7′

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Have you executed below command correctly?

      $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
      $ sudo apt-get update
      $ sudo apt-get install wine1.7
      • David says:

        I found this thread useful, but in Ubuntu 11.10, i had to use a space between “wine” and “1.6” in your instructions “$ sudo apt-get install wine1.6″. Without the space, I received a repeated error similar to “E: Couldn’t find any package by regex ‘wine1.6′”

        And thank you for the post. I think in the 15 years I’ve thought about installing Wine, this is the closest I have been to doing it!

  19. misdess says:

    Hello there,
    i am in search of English dictionary that works on Ubuntu. when surfing the web, I came across an idea that says you can use Wine to open windows software. I have Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary installed on Widows. Can any body help me how to use wine to open this dictionary.

  20. Isadore DesRocher says:

    Ravi –

    Great work. Thanks for the clarity and advice. Best of luck to you.

  21. hady says:

    pleas help me.

    morteza@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install aircrack-ng
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    The following extra packages will be installed:
    The following NEW packages will be installed:
    aircrack-ng iw
    0 upgraded, 2 newly installed, 0 to remove and 70 not upgraded.
    E: Could not get lock /var/cache/apt/archives/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the download directory

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Delete these two lock file with the following commands:

      # sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/lock
      # sudo rm /var/cache/apt/archives/lock

      After that, try running command again..

  22. peter says:

    Doesn’t work ………

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
    You are about to add the following PPA to your system:
    Welcome to the Wine Team PPA. Here you can get the latest available Wine betas for every supported version of Ubuntu. This PPA is managed by Scott Ritchie and Maarten Lankhorst.
    More info: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-wine/+archive/ppa
    Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it

    Exception in thread Thread-1:
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/threading.py”, line 551, in __bootstrap_inner
    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py”, line 99, in run
    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/ppa.py”, line 132, in add_ppa_signing_key
    tmp_keyring_dir = tempfile.mkdtemp()
    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/tempfile.py”, line 322, in mkdtemp
    name = names.next()
    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/tempfile.py”, line 141, in next
    letters = [choose(c) for dummy in “123456”]
    File “/usr/lib/python2.7/random.py”, line 274, in choice
    return seq[int(self.random() * len(seq))] # raises IndexError if seq is empty
    ValueError: cannot convert float NaN to integer

  23. Malcolm says:


    I am new to Linux and am using Ubuntu. I went on the WINE website to get Wine but when i click on the link it tells me to choose what program to lunch the installation. I went to Ubuntu Software center and searched for wine, got many results, chose one and told it to install. I left the room and when i came back either the download had finished or failed i don’t know. i tried looking in installed applications but could not find it. i then went back to ubuntu software center and tried to search for wine but it did not pop up. What do i do?

  24. roland says:

    i have ubuntu13.04 and at downloading is this —– : sha1sum mismatch! Rename /tmp/guest-aIkuB1/.cache/winetricks/flash/install_flash_player_ax.exe and try again.what commands to give it for fixing?thank you.

  25. shailendra says:

    Will i be able to install skype and MS office product including microsoft project.please help me in installing

  26. raza says:

    # sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
    when I type above cmd
    it’ll be show sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found

    what I do??

  27. mohit says:

    my wintricks gives me aborting status on installing any type of application

  28. Ian Park says:

    Looked good at first – set the repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa OK, but the update step failed with

    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/dists/debian/main/source/Sources 404 Not Found

    W: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/dists/debian/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

  29. Chris Betz says:

    Hi, thanks for the instructions but I’m having an issue finalizing the installation. After running “wine notepad.exe” for v1.6 I get the following:

    Warning: memory above 0x8000000 doesn’t seem to be accessible.
    Wine requires a 3G/1G user/kernel memory split to work properly.

    I’ve seen this error come up on discussion boards years ago but nothing recent. This is my first time using ChrUbuntu and I would consider myself a newbie when it comes to things like this.

  30. amidevous says:

    lol debian no work ppa online for ubuntu

  31. VIDHYA BHUSHAN says:

    when i type in terminal
    $ sudo winetricks

    then wine says

    wine: /home/vidhya/.wine is not owned by you

    can u solve this, i’m unable to start any windows program !

    kindly help me

  32. Bob Wheeler says:

    Tried to use your suggestion for installing Wine on Linux Mint 15. Here is the response on the terminal.

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    wine1.6 : Depends: wine1.6-i386 (= 1:1.6.1-0ubuntu1~ppa1~precise1)
    Recommends: ttf-mscorefonts-installer but it is not installable
    Recommends: fonts-horai-umefont but it is not installable
    Recommends: fonts-unfonts-core but it is not installable
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    This way above my understanding. Is there a fix? Thanks for your time.

  33. don bright says:

    Thanks Ravi, this allowed me to install wine 1.7 on ubuntu 13, and then install python (winecfg -> use a windows newer than Vista and use 32-bit python .msi file)

  34. vikram says:

    Hello Mr.Ravi Thanks for your support. I installed wine1.6 by using below 3 commands without any errors.

    $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install wine1.6

    Then I tried to install winetricks by using this command $ sudo apt-get install winetricks .

    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

    But it gives me error like this. So what should I do. Hope I’ll get response from you as soon as possible. Thanks

  35. vikram says:

    what is the command for remove lock file

  36. wagb278 says:

    I have Wine 1.4 in use on Linux Mint-13, can I install a newer version of Wine along side that, or do I have to first remove the old version?

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Yes, you can install newer version in different directory, but this could be possible only if you compile it from source.

  37. vikram says:

    Always it shows me like this…………

    E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (2: No such file or directory)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

  38. Aditya says:

    when i was installing wine 7
    i got this massage on terminal screen
    i.e. 386 1:1.7.16-0ubuntu1~saucy1 [26.3 MB]
    Get:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/ trusty/main wine1.7 amd64 1:1.7.16-0ubuntu1~saucy1 [2,478 kB]
    Get:5 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/ trusty/main wine-gecko2.24 amd64 2.24-0ubuntu1~ppa1 [23.5 MB]
    Err http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/ trusty/main wine-gecko2.24 amd64 2.24-0ubuntu1~ppa1
    Connection failed
    Get:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/ trusty/main wine-gecko2.24 i386 2.24-0ubuntu1~ppa1 [22.3 MB]
    Get:7 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/ trusty/main wine-gecko2.24 i386 2.24-0ubuntu1~ppa1 [22.3 MB]
    Get:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/ trusty/main wine-mono4.5.2 all 4.5.2-0ubuntu1~ppa1 [52.0 MB]
    Fetched 130 MB in 2h 51min 24s (12.6 kB/s)
    E: Failed to fetch http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu/pool/main/w/wine-gecko2.24/wine-gecko2.24_2.24-0ubuntu1~ppa1_amd64.deb Connection failed

    E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing?

    how to solve it
    so i can install internet explorer,office

    • Ravi Saive says:

      I think it’s your network issue, the packages not able to fetch due to connection failure. Check your internet connection.

  39. Raghu says:

    I Dnt hav network connection.

    then how can i do these steps.

    tell the steps clearly how to install wine in offline..

    Thanks in advance..

    • Ravi Saive says:

      No you can’t install Wine in offline mode, your system must have a active connection to fetch all the required packages before installing Wine on the system. So, basically no such a way…….

  40. Raghu says:

    Any possible way on lan which connecting to other computer when having network connection on it…

    i.e sharing internet from my desktop which have reliance data card

    • Ravi Saive says:

      Yes that will do! you can share internet from other computer, but make sure your system is connected to internet before it downloads all required packages for Wine.

  41. Rafael says:

    These instructions does not work on Debian. The title is misleading.

  42. Broski says:

    I try the “sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa” command but i get the reponse that add-apt-repository is not a command plz help.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      It seems you’ve installed Ubuntu minimal installation and seems that add-apt-repository not installed. You need to install python softwares to get it.

      $ sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
  43. SwagMuffinz says:

    Im having trouble with the first section of this article, as when I try to install wine 1.6.2. i get stopped by the error”Package wine has no installation candidate”
    I dont know what to do and i would like to get wine up as soon as possible.

  44. SwagMuffinz says:

    it says that the package wine is not available, but is referred to by another package

  45. Parker says:


  46. Pat says:

    This should be called Frankenware. I’m running Mint 16 and can’t install wine. I cut and paste the commands into the terminal and it keeps asking me for my damned password. I put my password in hit enter (enter, right or is it shift / tab for linux) and it asks again and again and again. I KNOW MY PASSWORD !

    Why don’t you just have an AUTOMATIC installer ? Q. Would you like to install this program ? Click on yes. ooooooooh, that would be too easy, right ?

    Why do I need Wine ? Because I’ve been using Windozzz for years and years and I’m old now, don’t have much money and don’t want to do the “LEARN MORE” thing. Besides, I have a lot of Windows things that I have on storage devices that I still need…. oops, sorry I meant DEV. Shoot me.

    Okay, Linux is different. It’s okay to be different (sort of like people) unless you’re a danger because you’re mentally ill. That’s why there are jails and mental institutions. This Frankenware IS like something deranged. I guess the Linux people are mostly younger and feel like some elite group. Why doesn’t the linux crowd lighten up. It’s okay to be a bit more like Windows. Linux needs a LOT of work and we can’t help you because we’re just trying to pay the bills and take care of everyday problems. Me and mine,

    Pat :-(

    • A20 says:

      Hey Pat,

      Good luck with your issues mate. I think if you need urgent help, you should post the issues on places where thousands of experts give advice quickly, check out these two places. As always, before you post, do a search first.


      Also search for IRC support channels for your linux (what is it btw).

      Feel free to reply to me if I can help further.


  47. Luc says:

    I have followed the installation process of Wine as follows :
    $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install wine1.6
    $ sudo apt-get install winetricks

    I got stuck after the following step : sudo apt-get install wine1.6

    The install process went ok ; then I have a wysiwyg screen “Package configuration”

    Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    The “terminal screen” is blocked.

    If I enter the next command in another terminal, I got an error message :

    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

    I cannot go further.
    Could anyone help on this matter ?


  48. Arthur says:

    Thanks a million, Ravi.
    Just installed IE8 by following your superb instructions – first ever Wine install, first ever time therefore with IE in LInux. Desperately needed for CSS tweaks to a project, though have to admit that Winetricks interface to IE won’t fool too many people. Great tute, keep up the great work!!!!

  49. Arthur says:

    OH and that’s Linux Mint 17.0 64-bit btw, in case anyone is wondering.

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