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November 19, 2021

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How to Install Wine on
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Installing Wine

Appendix 1: Enable sudo?

Appendix 2: Disable CDROM repositories?

Installing Wine

If you find you cannot use sudo, or if you get error messages referring to a CDROM repository, see Appendix 1 or Appendix 2.

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Appendix 1: Enable sudo?

This appendix explains how to install sudo and grant yourself sudo privileges. To do these, you must know the root password.

Open a terminal window and issue the following command.

$ sudo echo Hello

If, after accepting your password, Hello is displayed, sudo is installed and you are authorized to use sudo, so there is nothing to do. Otherwise, continue with the following.

Login as superuser.

$ su -l

If your attempt to use sudo failed with a "sudo not found" message, use the next two commands to install sudo, but skip them if sudo is already installed.

# apt update
# apt install sudo

With sudo installed, the following enables you to use sudo. Just replace your-user-name by your own user name.

# usermod -a -G sudo your-user-name

Log out of the root account and close the Terminal window.

# exit
$ exit

Close any open apps.

In order to activate sudo for your user name, Restart your Computer.

When logged in again, continue from here to verify sudo is installed and properly configured.

-------- Waiting for computer to restart --------

To verify you can now use sudo, open a Terminal session and issue the following command.

$ sudo echo Hello

The test is successful if, after requesting and receiving your password, Hello is displayed.

Appendix 2: Disable CDROM repositories?

If the command

$ sudo apt update

issues an error message due to a missing CDROM repository, one cure is to remove the CDROM repository from the sources list.

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