I've installed PlayOnLinux from the official Ubuntu package repositories. It mostly works fine but it seems that it's unable to fetch any installation script.


Clicking on Install program results in an infitine loading screen and I always have to use the "Install a non-listed program" option:

loading screen


Trying to install anything from the Components and Functions submenu results in a long loading (5 minutes at least) and then a message announcing that the checksum of the script is wrong and I have to check the script before running it. The script is always empty:

window showing an empty script

I've managed to install VB 6 Runtime using the PlayOnLinux console with the command POL_Call POL_Install_vbrun6 but it took very long to complete.

How do I fix this? Where do I announce this bug?

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    is play on linux accomplishing something for you that couldn't be accomplished with Lutris : lutris.net/games ? POL is starting to be an outdated solution by comparison.
    – tatsu
    Jun 6, 2019 at 12:45
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    I already have quite a lot of games installed in my PlayOnLinux virtual drives and I don't want to reinstall them elsewhere, so a way to fix POL would be nice. However thanks for the tip, I'll definitely try Lutris out!
    – m93a
    Jun 6, 2019 at 13:16


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