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Adobe Digital Editions

Released September 8, 2014

Application Details:

Version: 4.0
License: Free to use
URL: http://www.adobe.com/products/...
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.8

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Test Results

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The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

Downloading PDF and ePub format ebooks from local library.

What does not

Selecting 'Full Screen' from the menu - all mouse input freezes at that point (press Esc to exit full screen mode).

Workarounds

What was not tested

Hardware tested

Graphics:

  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
Workaround?
RatingSubmitter
CurrentUbuntu 14.10 "Utopic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 19 20151.8Yes Yes Silvercalicoharry 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 19 20151.7.55Yes Yes Silvercalicoharry 
ShowArch LinuxMar 29 20151.7.39Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 15.04 "Vivid" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Feb 27 20151.7.34Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 14.10 "Utopic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 12 20151.7.33Yes Yes Goldsnejjj 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
38245 Constrcuct2 can't create a localhost server - httpapi stubs NEW View

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HowTo / Notes

How to install ADE-4.xx on *ubuntu-14.04* step by step in a console

Based on biesta's comment:

# This is a detailed 'howto'-document,
# how to install ADE-4.xx on *ubuntu-14.04* step by step in a console.
# Prerequisite: (x)ubuntu-14.04, system-update if required.
#
# Install the winbind package, if not yet done:

$ sudo apt-get install winbind

# Check if wine (actual version) is available:

$ wine --version

# response should be 1.7.33 (or newer?)
# install wine if required:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7

# To accept the License agreement, press Tab + Enter.
# Check if winetricks (actual version) is available:

$ winetricks -V

# ...response should be 20141125 (or newer?)
# install winetricks if required:

$ wget winetricks.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/src/winetricks
$ sudo cp -f winetricks /usr/bin
$ sudo cp -f winetricks /usr/bin/X11
$ sudo chmod 555 /usr/bin/winetricks
$ sudo chmod 555 /usr/bin/X11/winetricks

# install WINEPREFIX + 32bit-environment:

$ export WINEPREFIX=~/wine32a # or similar, e.g. ~/.wine32b
$ WINEARCH=win32 winecfg

# ****** IMPORTANT: ******
# The winecfg-command opens a GUI-window,
# with a drop-down element labelled "Windows Versions" (or similar).
# Default position is "Windows XP".
# Do NOT change this or anything else in the GUI, or the installation will fail.

$ winetricks -q corefonts dotnet40

# download + install ADE-4.xx (actual version?)
# im your browser: from
# www.adobe.com/de/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html

$ wine ~/Downloads/ADE_4.0_Installer.exe

Using an eReader with ADE
Also thanks to Kevin for the note on persistent drive mapping with winecgf.

Note: The writer of this how-to (lafon) is recreating the steps outlined by Lukasz with a KOBO eReader. However the steps should be the same for all similar devices.

Note: Do NOT open ADE until clearly outlined in this how-to!

1) Mount your device and make note of it's mount point (This needs to be remembered exactly). For me this was /media/KOBOeReader/

2) The next step is to unmount your eReader (This is because winecfg cannot seem to keep the changes applied if the device is mounted).

3) Next open winecfg and switch to the [Drives] tab.

4) On the [Drives] tab click the "Show Advanced" button.

Note: As outlined in the comment by Kevin, WINE does not seem to have persistent drive mapping while the device is mounted. Therefore you have 2 options. Either the messy way, which is to keep the winecfg window open while ADE runs, or unmount and create a persistent entry.

5) Click the "Add" button.

6) Choose a letter to map your device to (I used "O:" because that was the only letter available to me.)

7) In the "Path" box, type the mount point from step 1.

8) In the "Type" drop-down menu, choose "Floppy disk" as the option.

9) Click "OK".

10) Open ADE. If everything went correctly ADE should ask you to authorize your eReader with your Adobe account (if you authorized your computer anonymously you will be asked to authorize your computer too). To read eBooks on your device simply drag-and-drop books from your ADE library to the entry in the left pane of ADE that corresponds with your eReader.

11) Finally remember to safely dismount your device from your computer.

Good luck!

Comments

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Winetricks has moved to GitHub
by Paul Brown on Wednesday March 22nd 2017, 1:48
Thanks for these instructions!! But as Winetricks has now moved over to GitHub, the wget for winetricks should get changed to the following:

wget raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks
Kobo wouldn't show up until Windows version changed from XP
by Tyson Whitehead on Sunday February 19th 2017, 11:31
Followed directions. Installed fine, but I couldn't get the Kobo to show up no matter what I did in the wincfg drives menu. Finally change my Wine Windows version from XP to Vista in wincfg and it showed up immediately.
RE: Kobo wouldn't show up until Windows version changed from XP
by Tyson Whitehead on Sunday February 19th 2017, 12:47
Ignore the above. Did it from scratch to verify and works fine following directions. It was failing before because I ran winecfg with a different WINEPREFIX (started it in another terminal).
Unable to download
by Chad Wright on Monday April 18th 2016, 11:24
I have followed the above steps, and I had ADE4 working earlier. I tried to install via Crossover, rather than Wine, but I could not get it to work. So, back to wine.

Now when I try to add an .acsm file from OverDrive (library lend), I get the following error:

"Unable to download

Error getting License. License Server Communication Problem.

E_LIC_ALREADY_FULFILLED_BY_ANOTHER_USER"

I have tried deleting Erasing the authorization (my overdrive account), and re-authorizing, but I still get the same error.
Unable to install ADE on Kubuntu 15.04 64bit
by JillElaine on Wednesday November 18th 2015, 12:09
I've followed the directions in the comments section to install Adobe Digital Editions, "how to install ade-4.00 in xubuntu-14.04", but have not been successful on my 64bit machine. I was successful with these same directions with ADE 4.5 on a 32bit 15.04 Kubuntu on another box.

Kubuntu 15.04 64bit, wine version 1.7.50 and winetricks build 20151110. I have also tried the install with an older version of wine, 1.7.44, and an older build of winetricks, 20141125.

The version of ADE is 4.5.

Corefonts and dotnet40 install successfully. I also installed libgnutls-deb0-28:i386 successfully.

I do have another Windows app, Drafix, running under wine on the 64bit box, so I know it's possible. Drafix is installed in a different wineprefix.

Does anyone have any ideas how to troubleshoot this install? If I can get it installed, I'll update. Thank you.
How to fix error authorizing computer
by Brian C on Wednesday September 9th 2015, 14:33
I ran in to errors with DE 4.0 on Ubuntu Trusty.

Symptoms:
You get an error indicating that you can't connect to the internet when trying to authorize the computer

In the terminal window you see the following error:

err:winediag:schan_imp_init Failed to load libgnutls, secure connections will not be available.

to fix you need to do the following:

sudo apt-get install libgnutls-deb0-28:i386
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgnutls-deb0.so.28 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgnutls.so.26

Rerun DE and it should work after.
RE: How to fix error authorizing computer
by bugs on Sunday June 5th 2016, 11:38
running Kubuntu 16.04 I already have libgnutls.so.30.6.2
I have tried symlinking to libgnutls.so.26, 27 and 28 (one sysmlink was already there I forget which) but still getting the libgnutls error. Any idea how to get this to work?
I have tried with both ADE 4.0 and 4.5
RE: How to fix error authorizing computer
by Mael Le Guen on Monday June 27th 2016, 2:55
Hi,

Wine1.8 is no longer looking for libgnutls.so.26, but for libgnutls-deb0.so.28, as strace told me:

strace -f-o ade45.log -e trace=file wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix /path/to/your/prefix/dosdevices/c:/users/Public/BureauAdobe\ Digital\ Editions\ 4.0.lnk

(change /path/to/your/prefix with your wine prefix)

However, with Ubuntu 16.04, the lib name is libgnutlsxx.so.28, so I had to adapt the ln trick suggested above:

sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgnutlsxx.so.28.1.0 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libgnutls-deb0.so.28

Regards,
LGM
RE: How to fix error authorizing computer
by bugs on Saturday July 2nd 2016, 14:51
many thanks
the stack trace did not mention libguntls anywhere but had multiple references to missing files in the i386-linux-gnu folder under tls and sse2
I gave up and removed wine1.8 (as installed by the instructions provided above) and instead added the wine builds repository and installed staging 1.9 to see what would happen
I now have a working ADE4.5 and have been able to authorise it successfully

regards
RE: How to fix error authorizing computer
by Exit Eden on Saturday July 23rd 2016, 1:09
Thanks for posting this; staging 1.9 worked great for me!
how to install ade-4.00 in xubuntu-14.04
by biesta on Wednesday January 14th 2015, 5:18
# This is a detailed 'howto'-document,
# how to install ADE-4.xx on *ubuntu-14.04* step by step in a console.
# Prerequisite: (x)ubuntu-14.04, system-update if required.
#
# Install the winbind package, if not yet done:

$ sudo apt-get install winbind

# Check if wine (actual version) is available:

$ wine --version

# response should be 1.7.33 (or newer?)
# install wine if required:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7

# To accept the License agreement, press Tab + Enter.
# Check if winetricks (actual version) is available:

$ winetricks -V

# ...response should be 20141125 (or newer?)
# install winetricks if required:

$ wget winetricks.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/src/winetricks
$ sudo cp -f winetricks /usr/bin
$ sudo cp -f winetricks /usr/bin/X11
$ sudo chmod 555 /usr/bin/winetricks
$ sudo chmod 555 /usr/bin/X11/winetricks

# install WINEPREFIX + 32bit-environment:

$ export WINEPREFIX=~/wine32a # or similar, e.g. ~/.wine32b
$ WINEARCH=win32 winecfg

# ****** IMPORTANT: ******
# The winecfg-command opens a GUI-window,
# with a drop-down element labelled "Windows Versions" (or similar).
# Default position is "Windows XP".
# Do NOT change this or anything else in the GUI, or the installation will fail.

$ winetricks -q corefonts dotnet40

# download + install ADE-4.xx (actual version?)
# im your browser: from
# www.adobe.com/de/solutions/ebook/digital-editions/download.html

$ wine ~/Downloads/ADE_4.0_Installer.exe
RE: how to install ade-4.00 in xubuntu-14.04
by Michel on Sunday February 8th 2015, 11:56
Hello,
I've tryied to follow your howto, but I think there's something missing in this section :

# install WINEPREFIX + 32bit-environment:

$ export WINEPREFIX=~/wine32a # or similar, e.g. ~/.wine32b
$ WINEARCH=win32 winecfg

# ****** IMPORTANT: ******
# The winecfg-command opens a GUI-window,

I've tryied to run winecfg after WINEARCH...
But the system is still complaining that I'm trying to install 32bit appas or libs in a 64 bit architecture.

So I couldn't complete the install.

Could you be kind enough to check the instructions here ? And maybe publish a correction or complement ? There a step I've done wrong but can't figure out what is missing.

Thank you very much

michel
RE: how to install ade-4.00 in xubuntu-14.04
by biesta on Monday February 9th 2015, 8:54
Hi michhel,
I've tested this, it seems to be OK as it is.

It is critical what version of wine+winetricks you use. I know that it did not work with wine-1.6.2, and possibly with certain versions of winetricks. Possibly also newer versions do not work... :-( who knows...???
But this works:

hans@ari:~$
hans@ari:~$ winetricks -V
20141125 - sha1sum: 6620e3ea0cd7635b79f2882c30dfaa3b847b8798
hans@ari:~$ wine --version
wine-1.7.33
hans@ari:~$
hans@ari:~$ export WINEPREFIX=~/wine32b
hans@ari:~$ WINEARCH=win32 winecfg
wine: created the configuration directory '/home/hans/wine32b'
p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: Kann die Shared-Object-Datei nicht öffnen: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
fixme:ntdll:NtLockFile I/O completion on lock not implemented yet
err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
err:mscoree:LoadLibraryShim error reading registry key for installroot
fixme:ntdll:NtLockFile I/O completion on lock not implemented yet
fixme:iphlpapi:NotifyAddrChange (Handle 0x246e7b0, overlapped 0x246e7bc): stub
wine: configuration in '/home/hans/wine32b' has been updated.
p11-kit: couldn't load module: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/pkcs11/gnome-keyring-pkcs11.so: Kann die Shared-Object-Datei nicht öffnen: Datei oder Verzeichnis nicht gefunden
hans@ari:~$

There is an error message "p11-kit..etc", and lots of warnings also when installing corefonts+dotnet40: just IGNORE them.
For detailed questions I recommend you to consult the experts in the wineHQ forum.
Good luck!!! ;-)
RE: how to install ade-4.00 in xubuntu-14.04
by Michel on Tuesday February 10th 2015, 4:27
Thanks a lot hans, I finally made it !

I didn't create the right folder wine32b at my first attempt, I thought it's naming was free.

This time I followed the instructions to the letter, and this awful softare is running on my machine ;-)

I know a client of mine that will be happy.

FYI : my winetricks version is exactly the same, but the wine version is 1.7.34. I'm running a LinuxMint 17 Qiana distro, based on Ubuntu 14.04 though.

Michel
RE: how to install ade-4.00 in xubuntu-14.04
by biesta on Tuesday February 10th 2015, 5:33
Hi Michel,
I'm glad to see that I was able to help you. ;-)

Indeed the naming of this "wine32b-folder" is free.

The next command "WINEARCH=win32 winecfg" will create a 32-bits-environment in the folder which is defined by the previous command "export WINEPREFIX=xyz-Wher-ever-that-is".
All the ADE-programs with ca. 3.7MB size will be stored in that folder!

My personal attitude (for experimental purposes) is to choose a new folder for each installation, e.g. "export WINEPREFIX=~/wine32a" , "export WINEPREFIX=~/wine32b" , and so on. You might prefer hidden directories like "export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine_3c" or something like "export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine/test_ade4_b" - whatever you like.

Finally, when you don't need that "ADE" any more, you simply delete that folder - and the complete "Adobe Digital Editions" disappears in the Nirwana.
RE: how to install ade-4.00 in xubuntu-14.04
by Quynh on Wednesday February 25th 2015, 18:40
Thanks for the tutorial.

One of the problem that I struggled with was the last step. Somehow I did not do the last step (wine ~/Download/ADE_4.0_Installer.exe) in the terminal. However, when I did that in GUI since it's always been the way I installed new application with Wine, it failed completely.

Probably I was such a novice not to notice that the WINEPREFIX only has effect in the current terminal session. So if your ADE is not working as expected, check whether you failed for the same reason as I did.
RE: how to install ade-4.00 in xubuntu-14.04
by Lukasz Chrost on Friday February 27th 2015, 13:00
Thanks for the info! I'm making a how-to note based on your instructions.
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