Hi guys I’m newbie in Ubuntu world! So guys I’m running Ubuntu 14.04 / 64bits, and I installed iTunes 64 bits version 10.7.0 using wine! While trying to run iTunes I always get this error: Itunes was not properly installed. If you wish to import or burn CDs you need to reinstall iTunes.

Then when I click Ok, I get this screen::enter image description here

I tried to run: sudo apt-get update in the terminal, didn't work I also tried to restart my laptop didn't work either. I need help to make it work properly so that I can connect my idevices. Thanks in advance


iTunes is generally considered not to work well under Wine. The default version of Wine in 14.04 is 1.6.2 so you could try upgrading to the PPA development build... But I doubt that'll fix much.

I certainly wouldn't try to use it to manage hardware. In my opinion, that is inviting an expensive disaster.

The only real alternative I have is running a real copy of Windows in a virtualisation solution like VirtualBox or VMWare. These can pass-through USB devices to let the virtualised software manage them.

In my experience this works pretty well but it's fairly slow.

  • So basically there’s no way that i could manage my idevices in Ubuntu!!!
    – user272114
    Apr 22 '14 at 10:46
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    Tell Apple you want iTunes for Linux. You wouldn't be able to do it on Windows either unless they provided the software to allow it.
    – Oli
    Apr 22 '14 at 10:49
  • yeah i will try to run virtualBox then, but since i'm running Ubuntu alongside with windows i guess will continue switch to windows to run itunes,
    – user272114
    Apr 22 '14 at 10:50
  • i can't think in a reason they dont wanna provide a itunes for Linux
    – user272114
    Apr 22 '14 at 10:52
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    Run wine uninstaller in a terminal to get to the Add/Remove dialogue. See: askubuntu.com/q/102685/449
    – Oli
    Apr 22 '14 at 11:03

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