Was at first able to use “PlayonLinux” with version ubuntu mate 18.04. It has stopped working. Did a fresh install with no change. Messages are “Unable to find 32bits openGL libraries” and "cannot find wine (from Wine)
sudo apt install --reinstall playonlinux
i didn’t know there was a --reinstall. trying that momentarily…
Did the command "sudo apt install --reinstall playonlinux" and the problem still exist.
Sadly, Ubuntu Packges is down right now, so I can’t show you what do to the convenient way.
So here the less convenient way:
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade -y sudo apt purge playonlinux sudo apt install apt-rdepends playonlinux apt-rdepends playonlinux
Now note all the dependencies playonlinux has and
apt purge each package, except the vital ones where
apt will warn you to not remove them because they are also dependencies for other packages. The most important dependency you will have is
wine which is the minimum that you need to purge. Once all this is done, you can go for
sudo apt install playonlinux
Well, great, seems like Ubuntu Packages is up again, so you can see the dependencies there the easy way. Looking at the dependencies now I notice that all the dependencies are pretty essential and probably didn’t cause the error, so start with purging
wine and reinstalling
Tried purging “wine” and got message “Virtual packages like ‘wine’ can’t be removed”
The second answer here proposes a solution to that.
Installed Ubuntu mate 18.04 on a new drive and then installed Playonlinux. Same problem. Appears the problem is deeper than just a repair job.
Oh well, that explains why it is so weird. Apparently another bug that is Ubuntu-related.