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Making PlayOnLinux work on Jaunty

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jauntyworker Wednesday 27 May 2009 at 14:20


As you might know there's an issue with the repositories for Ubuntu Jaunty. The instructions provided lead to an error message about wxgtk-python missing.

Here's how to get PlayOnLinux working on Jaunty:

1. Download and install cabextract from

2. Follow the instructions at this site to add the wxwidgets/wxpython repository: Note that the instructions provided are slightly wrong -- rather than adding "Jaunty" to the apt line, you should add the word "jaunty" with a lower case J. This is important!

3. Add the Jaunty repository if you haven't already following the instructions in the Download section of this site.

4. Add the Wine repo and install Wine (see

5. Install PlayOnLinux as described (i.e. sudo apt-get install playonlinux).

6. You'll find it on the Games menu.

Ghostofkendo Thursday 28 May 2009 at 12:25

Hi jauntyworker,

Are your sure there's always this issue on Ubuntu 9.04?
Because yesterday, I tested Linux Mint 7 (based on Ubuntu 9.04) and I had no problem when following the instructions.

Quentin PÂRIS Thursday 28 May 2009 at 13:10
Quentin PÂRISAnonymous

Same for me. Just use the official repository