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(I am very new to Linux & everything to do with it - It has only been a few days since I have installed Parrot)
Hi, I am trying to install a .exe file however I need wine to install it. I have installed wine and now when I use ‘wine [file_name].exe’ then I receive an error saying wine32 is missing, you should install it. It then tells me to execute “apt-get install wine32” as root so I try that command and then I receive another error. You can view it here: https://pastebin.com/raw/XQGQtpWh
I’ve tried many other commands, I’ve updated my apt and everything else.
I spent hours looking on the internet to fix this issue but I couldn’t find anything. I tried different things I saw however I still received the same errors and nothing changed.
Parrot version in use (if you are not aware of it, open terminal and type
cat /etc/os-release | grep VERSION):
Parrot 5.0 Electro Ara
Logs/Terminal output (use pastebin or similar services):
https://pastebin.com/raw/XQGQtpWh – Error after trying to use apt-get install wine32
https://pastebin.com/raw/DxtUYQQe – Error after using wine [file_name].exe
Did you try searching this group? There appears to be an issue currently with wine32 on Parrot 5.0.
Sorry for the late reply. I haven’t been using Parrot OS since I lost the GUI. Whenever I boot it I am taken to the terminal/console. I can’t access any GUI’s at all. If I use python and import tkinter and use Tk() I an immediately given an error about a display environment variable or something. After (if) I find out how to solve this then I would try using this (could you possibly help me?). Thank you!
I can’t know what you did to fubar the desktop environment. Perhaps someone more skilled in Linux can assist.
Do you have internet access at the terminal? If so, I would try installing the Mate D.E. and see if it also pulls in all the required xorg packages as well.
sudo apt install parrot-mate
I was trying to install Wine and I saw a post on a website saying that you should use
$sudo aptitude install wine32
$sudo apt install wine32
They mentioned that it’s smarter than apt for installing packages and should be used regularly. I decided to try it and when it was installing the package it was also uninstalling many important files. It’s like deleting the System32 file on Windows. I noticed that it was uninstalling these files so I stopped it. The next time I booted my computer, there was no GUI at all (except for the loading screen) and when loaded there was only TTY1 console.
I will try what you told me now and check my os right now to answer your questions. Thanks for the help.
I have access to the internet. I was trying to install it but it cannot find the package. I believe I switched repositories and parrot-mate is not in the repository. Do you know how to switch repositories? If I can switch my repository back to the original parrot one I may be able to install the Mate D.E. unless there is something else needed to be done as many folders were uninstalled.
$sudo apt install parrot-mate
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package parrot-mate
You probably want to reinstall Parrot or some other distro that still includes wine32. To add the Parrot repositories…
sudo nano /etc/apt/sources.list.d/parrot.list
deb https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot/ parrot non-free contrib main
deb https://deb.parrot.sh/direct/parrot/ parrot-security main contrib non-free
deb https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot/ parrot-backports main contrib non-free
deb https://deb.parrot.sh/parrot/ parrot-updates non-free contrib main
Add not to steer you away from Parrot, but if you want a pentesting distro with wine32, Kali has it.
Thank you so much! I will try this.