I can't go to the playonlinux website. Can someone tell me how to install playonlinux through terminal? I would install Playonlinux through Ubuntu Software Center but i dont think it will update it. I'm running Ubuntu Unity 12.04 LTS which is Precise.

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    How about sudo apt-get install playonlinux? – Jos Jan 30 '15 at 11:00
  • Yea but i need the repository. I can't go to the playonlinux website for some reason to check what it is. – Ryan Wilson Jan 30 '15 at 11:02
  • Add this to your software sources: deb http://deb.playonlinux.com/ precise main. – Jos Jan 30 '15 at 11:04
  • i.imgur.com/JYJ3gd6.png – Ryan Wilson Jan 30 '15 at 11:06
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    Umm you cannot install PoL without Wine. PoL is a wrapper not a stand alone. – Virusboy Jan 30 '15 at 16:03

virusboy@virusboy-Inspiron-3521:~$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux [sudo] password for virusboy: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: libwxgtk-media2.8-0 python-wxgtk2.8 python-wxversion Suggested packages: scrot wx2.8-doc wx2.8-examples editra The following NEW packages will be installed: libwxgtk-media2.8-0 playonlinux python-wxgtk2.8 python-wxversion 0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 4,949 kB of archives. After this operation, 27.1 MB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n]

This is what you should see. Since PlayonLinux is a wrapper for Wine, you need the Wine PPA. To do this in a terminal type in the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update

to add the PPA repository to your ever growing list of PPAs and update the list. Now you can use the command without issue.

  • @LittleByBlue: Incorrect comment removed! ;-) – Fabby Oct 8 '15 at 18:19

There are new repositories for such installation. You will need to run:

wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key
sudo apt-add-repository 'https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/'
sudo apt-get update

And finally

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

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