I had installed Office 2010 32bit on Ubuntu 12.04 before using guides such as this. However, due to package changes, I was not able to replicate the same on Ubuntu 15.04.
How does one install Office 10 using Wine?
Switching to the latest Wine version (1.7) and installing
winbind were additional steps needed.
The instructions are for Ubuntu 15.04 64bit. This borrows heavily from Crag Gomez's guide, so thanks to him for a lot of these instructions.
Install the latest version of Wine -
dotnet20 installations cause issues otherwise
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade sudo apt-get install wine winetricks
Install mesa OpenGL - may already exist, so the below commands would simply state that.
sudo apt-get install mesa-utils mesa-utils-extra libgl1-mesa-glx:i386 libgl1-mesa-dev
Create softlinks for the 32bit OpenGL librariies (needed only for 64 bit systems)
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so.1 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/mesa/libGL.so /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libGL.so
Create a new
WINEPREFIX for Office - this will be the directory that contains your files. You can use any directory, but I followed the standard Wineprefix directory (add your username).
Additionally, create that directory:
mkdir -p /home/<username>/.wineprefixes/office2010/
WINEARCH to 32 bit. Office 10 32 bit is the version that works best.
winbind. Office installation stops midway if this is not done
sudo apt-get install winbind
corefonts modules using winetricks.
Once you run the command you will be asked if you want to install a Mono package as well as a Gecko package - select no for both.
wine-gecko should have already been installed when you installed
winetricks dotnet20 msxml6 corefonts
Do the actual Windows install.
Browse to the folder with the installation media and run
Change settings for libraries in the wineprefix after installing
gdipluslibraries from the New override for library section and make sure these are also set as "Native"
Your office programs should show up in the Unity lenses.
My machine is 64 bit and all the steps in the first answer worked for me, but in some winetricks commands I had to write something like the following:
env WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 winetricks dotnet20
and I did the same for remaining
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