I want to install wine on my elementaryOS Freya system. It marks two packages for removal - xdg-user-dirs and xdg-user-dirs-gtk, which I'm hesitant to approve. Are these packages essential/will I break my system by going ahead with the installation? If so, is there a work-around?

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I installed WINE on my system using the ubuntu-wine PPA (personal package archive) because the software center WINE would not install and had no problems with it on my system which is freya 0.3.2 64-bit.

To add the PPA and install WINE run the following

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa 
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.8

You should now have a perfectly working WINE installation. If you have any problems add a comment to this answer

  • this one? ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa Feb 13, 2016 at 2:59
  • @TimothyGray Yes
    – Suici Doga
    Feb 13, 2016 at 3:06
  • and did you get the same conflicts I am? Feb 13, 2016 at 3:19
  • @TimothyGray Don't remember
    – Suici Doga
    Feb 13, 2016 at 3:20

I've been using it on and off without installing any additional ppa's for awhile and I haven't noticed any issues.

  • The PPA is more up to date
    – Suici Doga
    Feb 16, 2016 at 2:13
  • Your not even giving instructions how to install WINE
    – Suici Doga
    Feb 16, 2016 at 6:45

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