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#1 2018-06-04 07:42:31

linux_user
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[Tutorial] Installing Playonlinux the right way on Debian 9/8!

The right way to install POL is to install it after enabling multiarch.

Else, POL always crashes while configuring either 32-bit or 64-bit virtual drives. Removing POL, enabling multiarch and  reinstalling POL doesn't solve the problem either, as for some reason, the necessary packages aren't marked to download even after i386 multiarch enabled.

Installing POL for the first time
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$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install playonlinux

Already installed POL without enabling multiarch
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If you have already installed POL without enabling i386 multiarch, only 64-bit package versions are installed. Even if you uninstall POL, enable multiarch and reinstall POL again, the necessary packages aren't marked for download. There is a package called libwine (installed during the installation of POL the first time) that prevents the marking of these necessary packages including it's own 32-bit version libwine:i386. The workaround is to enable multiarch, remove the libwine package and then install POL again.

$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt remove libwine
$ sudo apt install playonlinux

Last edited by linux_user (2018-06-04 07:54:04)

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#2 2018-06-04 12:45:11

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Re: [Tutorial] Installing Playonlinux the right way on Debian 9/8!

Thanks for this ^

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#3 2018-06-05 07:55:08

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Re: [Tutorial] Installing Playonlinux the right way on Debian 9/8!

Thanks for this @linux_user!
I've moved it to "Scripts, Tutorials & Tips" because it's not a support question.


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#4 2018-06-06 14:36:24

devnull
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Re: [Tutorial] Installing Playonlinux the right way on Debian 9/8!

Tried and works, thanks!

(I also tried without following the instructions, just to test, and it actually crashes)

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#5 2018-07-12 11:14:29

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Re: [Tutorial] Installing Playonlinux the right way on Debian 9/8!

All are welcome!  smile

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#6 2018-12-10 20:43:49

Martin
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Re: [Tutorial] Installing Playonlinux the right way on Debian 9/8!

Bingo!
I scratched my head quite a bit before finding this.

Disclaimer: Only installed Picasa 3.9 so far.

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