What does not
Launching the vs_community.exe. It crashes every time silently (no error messages), 32-bit or 64-bit Wine prefix.
What was not tested
Have not tested VS 2015 Community offline ISO, just the online installer
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 18.3 "Sylvia" x86_64||May 13 2019||4.8||Yes||No||No||Garbage||exposight|
|Show||Ubuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 18 2016||1.9.19||No||Not installable||Garbage||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.11 "El Capitan"||Jun 24 2016||1.9.13||No||Not installable||Garbage||Vartan Simonian|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.7 "Lion"||Mar 20 2016||1.8.1||No||Not installable||Garbage||Sydney|
|Current||Linux Mint 17.2 "Rafaela" x86-64||Aug 21 2015||1.7.49||No||Not installable||Garbage||Reiny Nyt|
Make sure you installed 'winbind' component with your distribution package manager.
This is needed for the -Zi option of the compiler, and other mechanisms that handle 'PDB' (Program Data Base) files.
$ aptitude install winbind
$ sudo dnf install samba-winbind*.x86_64 samba-winbind*.i686
Never run wine as root (su, sudo)! Wine doesn't require to be run as root!
You will screw your WINEPREFIX and possibly other things up. If you have run Wine as root you need to:
Again: Just run wine as regular user and all should be fine.