Flex Install issue in Wine

  • I have installed the Ubuntu 16.10 in the Laptop as dual boot.I am trying to install the Wine 1.9 where to install the MTS setup.exe in the laptop.
    I have downloaded the Wine 1.9.deb file in .tar.bz2 where I have extracted the same in the path to install it.
    But When I try to install it ask me to install the flex package.
    Help me on this to run my MTS data card in the Ubuntu machine

    [email protected]:~$ cd /home/ed/Desktop/wine-1.1.30
    [email protected]:~/Desktop/wine-1.1.30$ ls
    aclocal.m4 configure documentation LICENSE Make.rules.in tools
    ANNOUNCE configure.ac fonts LICENSE.OLD programs VERSION
    config.log dlls libs Makefile.in server
    [email protected]:~/Desktop/wine-1.1.30$ ./config
    bash: ./config: No such file or directory
    [email protected]:~/Desktop/wine-1.1.30$ config
    bash: config: command not found
    [email protected]:~/Desktop/wine-1.1.30$ ./configure
    checking build system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking host system type... i686-pc-linux-gnu
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
    checking for gcc... gcc
    checking for C compiler default output file name... a.out
    checking whether the C compiler works... yes
    checking whether we are cross compiling... no
    checking for suffix of executables...
    checking for suffix of object files... o
    checking whether we are using the GNU C compiler... yes
    checking whether gcc accepts -g... yes
    checking for gcc option to accept ISO C89... none needed
    checking for g++... g++
    checking whether we are using the GNU C++ compiler... yes
    checking whether g++ accepts -g... yes
    checking for cpp... cpp
    checking for the directory containing the Wine tools... $(TOPOBJDIR)
    checking for flex... no
    configure: error: no suitable flex found. Please install the 'flex' package.

  • Wine should be included in Ubuntu repos, you might need to enable it in Ubuntu Software Center. So entire installation should be this:

    sudo apt-get install wine

    Never build from sources if there is a package available in repos already.

  • Yes, Wine is included in the default repo of Ubuntu, so installing it from sources is a bad choice, and means you have to maintain it.

    Although this may not address the issue he's having with this particular EXE on Ubuntu.