Playonlinux installation

Hi all, :wave:

I´m planning to install playonlinux in the near future as I need it for my income tax programme.
I´ve already installed the tax programme using playonlinux/wine two times, so I know it´s a must-have for me. :blush:

Now, as I´m on Linux Lite, I have to install playonlinux again and took a look at the instructions.

Well, I could just use the command

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

and it seems it would install the latest version: :wink:

env LANG=en_US.UTF-8 apt-cache show playonlinux
Package: playonlinux
Architecture: all
Version: 4.3.4-2

According to Home - PlayOnLinux - Run your Windows applications on Linux easily! that would already be the latest version:

Download PlayOnLinux
The latest version of PlayOnLinux is: 4.3.4

On PlayOnLinux › Spiele › Wiki › however it says:

The current version is not always included in the official Ubuntu sources, but can be obtained from the manufacturer’s website. Download the verification key for PlayOnLinux foreign source and add the package sources:

wget -q "" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget "$(lsb_release -cs).list" -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

(translation via “TranslateLocally for Firefox” add-on)

Well, as I said, I´d get the latest version of playonlinux with “apt install”, so my question is of a purely theoretical nature:

While the first command provided by wiki.ubuntuusers should work (web-address is available and seems valid)
the second command wouldn´t work, I guess.

I get:

echo (lsb_release -cs)

(fish syntax)

So playonlinux_$(lsb_release -cs).list should equal playonlinux jammy.list.

However “jammy” seems not to be part of the page . :thinking:

Accordingly the command provided by ubuntuusers wouldn´t work, I guess.
So apart from installing it with “apt install” there seems to be no other option, right?

Many greetings from Rosika :slightly_smiling_face:

Hi Rosika,
That is really the only sensible option anyway, in my opinion.
If you start getting software from non-debian sources and installing it with apt, you are asking for trouble.
It can break the package system.
It is better to stick with the version provided by the apt repo, unless you have a really good reason to look for something newer.



Hi Neville, :wave:

Thanks for your opinion. I fact Iwas thinking the same.

I was just wondering why ubuntuusers recommended the command I was referring to as they normally are very trustworthy.

That said I believe the command used to work in the past but it certainly cannot now as
jammy isn´t there on

So I´ll go for the apt install. :+1:

Thanks again and many greetings
Rosika :slightly_smiling_face:

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