So normally I wouldnt have any sort of problem installing a wine program, that is until a ran across the latest itunes installer. When I run it, it explains how I don't have windows 7 service pack 1 installed. Does wine have a configuration where I can change which system the apps are emulating under? Thanks and regards, Thomas
I am using Ubuntu 16.04.
I am running iTunes12.1.3 32-bit and I was able to purchase a song by VISA on Ubuntu 16.04's iTunes 12.1.3's Store.
I do not have iPhone and iPad, so I cannnot test the integration with those devices. If anyone can test that, please do comment.
How to install iTunes12.1.3 32bit:
Please install Wine2.x Staging.
Please check you have Wine2.18 Staging or newer:
$ wine --version wine-2.18 (Staging)
If you are running the older version of winetricks before 2017 August, winetricks throws a 404 error, caused by a change of address by Microsoft.
If you encounter that problem, you can run this command.
sudo winetricks --self-update
(I am using the compiled version from winetricks's github)
Run these commands from terminal:
WINEPREFIX=~/.WineiTunes WINEARCH=win32 wineboot WINEPREFIX=~/.WineiTunes winetricks -q d3dx9 d3dx9_36 directx9 dsound mfc42 vcrun6sp6 comctl32ocx comdlg32ocx gdiplus gdiplus_winxp quicktime72 vcrun2013 ipamona fakejapanese corefonts cjkfonts WINEPREFIX=~/.WineiTunes wine uninstaller
ipamona fakejapanese corefonts cjkfontsmay not be needed for English language. We need them for Japanese.
Install iTunes 12.1.3 32-bit(
iTunesSetup.exe) using 'wine uninstaller'. The installer creates the iTunes icon for the desktop automatically.
If you turn on the Autorun option, iTunes is not set to first run automatically. In this case, you run iTunes from its desktop icon. I think that the Autorun option is a bit dangerous, so test that iTunes is working first, then reinstall it enabling Autorun.
At the last step of installation, you must turn on the first time run option, because if you don't allow it to show the iTunes Quick Tour, it crashes.
If this happens, you must close iTunes Quick tours window extremely quickly, and press the escape key a lot to close.
This is very difficult to close!
To avoid this trouble, at the first run of iTunes, you must open Help > iTunes Quick Tour and close.
WINEPREFIX=~/.WineiTunes wine ~/.WineiTunes/drive_c/Program\ Files/QuickTime/QuickTimePlayer.exe
Automatically update option is turned off. If there's a URL error just press OK
Open Edit > Settings > Quicktime settings
Change Video section's DirectX to safe mode (GDI only)
Press [required?] OK
During the installation process, if you encounter an error dialog such as
mscorsvw.exe causes trouble seriously dialog????, to kill the zombie process, remove the
~/.WineiTunesfolder and reboot Ubuntu, and re-install iTunes.
If you want to uninstall, please remove
I also explained this procedure in this YouTube video, and in this post on the Japanese Ubuntu forum. I think iTunes 12.7 is a bit unstable on Ubuntu 16.04, but I made a videoof my test of iTunes12.7 32-bit and how to install for Japanese.