I’ve been running Roon on a Manjaro desktop using Wine for the better part of 6 months with no issues at all. Today I attempted to update Roon to 1.7 though the GUI - It failed to relaunch after the update.
In the end I trashed the application and WINE config files and started over. I had previously been using dotnet45 installed through winetricks. In order to get 1.7 going I had to install dotnet46.
Just a heads up in case someone runs into the same problems I did.
I have wasted hours and hours trying to get this to work on Ubuntu 18.04. I’ve used the github RoPiess roon_on_wine script referenced above. I’ve tried multiple versions of dotnet. I’ve used the stable wine release, and used the developer release. I’ve tried installing mono first. Tried installing dotnet first, and also letting the aforemened script install it as Roon installs. All this has been done wiping Wine entirely off my system, before I try another method. Nothing works.
Is there a current, tested, step-by-step method for making this work on Ubuntu 18.04?
Thanks in advance. Short of some great advice from someone, I’ve wasted enough hours trying to get this to work on my own. Frustrating.
You may also need a recent winetricks
Please scroll down on the page to the line If you don’t uninstall a previously installed, packaged version of winetricks… Well then you get to pick up the pieces! and follow the instructions below to install.
Thanks BlackJack! I appreciate you taking the time to lay that out.
FWIW I didn’t mention error messages, and where/how the install attempts didn’t work, as there were myriad combinations that I tried, and had different messages for each. Though if there were anything in common across the many attempts, it generally had to do with something being unhappy with mono, or a perceived lack thereof. But no reason to pull on that thread yet… I need to try your suggestions.
It sure sounds appealing to have a script that does all for you. Sadly there are many distros out there with outdated components in their repo. See also the example here (Ubuntu LTS) which is surely not the most conservative available distribution but failed to run Roon when I used the preconfigured repositories.
It’s maybe best to let the users install the prerequists themselves but describe this prerequisits better on the project page (maybe with sections for specific problematic distributions after someone provided a working solution).