Logos Bible Software is a digital library application designed for electronic Bible study. In addition to basic eBook functionality, it includes extensive resource linking, note-taking functionality, and linguistic analysis for study of the Bible both in translation and in its original languages. It is developed by Faithlife Corporation. As of February 2019, Logos Bible Software is in its eighth version. Logos Bible Software is compatible with more than 43,000 titles related to the Bible from 200 publishers, including Baker, Bantam, Catholic University of America Press, Eerdmans, Harvest House, Merriam Webster, Moody Press, Oxford University Press, Thomas Nelson, Tyndale House, and Zondervan. Logos also recently published its own Lexham Bible Reference series, featuring new scholarship on the original Biblical languages. (source Wikipedia)
Everything until the login screen was fine.
The UI is a bit buggy at rendering but this is the same as the report for Ubuntu on "Jul 09 2020" by Frank Sauer
I did not get further than trying to log in.
What does not
Logos cannot connect to the network and therefore login cannot take place.
There is possibly a problem with winbind and wine on Arch Linux
This is what I tried to fix the problem (it DIDN'T work):
Default Samba config in /etc/samba/smb.conf
enabled and started nmb.service
enabled and started winbind.service
What was not tested
Everything after the login screen.
It looks very promising but the Network is obviously a big obsticle.
There is maybe a possibility of using a proxy by setting it on the login screen but even if I do wine ping 18.104.22.168, it doesn't resolve so I'm not sure.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 31 2020||5.16||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||John Goodman|
|Current||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 08 2020||5.13-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Garbage||Stubbs|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Jul 09 2020||5.12||Yes||Yes||No||Silver||Frank Sauer|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 03 2020||5.7-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||John Goodman|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||May 01 2020||4.0.4-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||thiago s f carvalho|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|47836||Crash when opening a clippings document type in Logos Bible Software||RESOLVED||WORKSFORME||View|
|47837||Intrusive graphics glitches .NET app - Logos Bible Software||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|47905||Media Foundation Crash - Logos Bible Software fails to play media||NEW||View|
|47922||Speech synthesis does not start in Logos Bible Software||NEW||View|
|49684||Logos Bible Software crashes on load||RESOLVED||INVALID||View|
|49767||All resources deleted during update Logos Bible Software||UNCONFIRMED||View|
If you are looking to get Logos working on linux there are 2 easy choices:
wasta packages support offline installation see the google doc guide
Bash install script with nice gui (this is the recommended method): ferion11 installer on github
These instructions are here for reference for those who are participating in the painfully laborious process of testing new versions or new systems. If that is you then good luck and please communicate with us on telegram. Telegram shared files on the Running Logos Bible Software on Linux group found at - https://t.me/linux_logos If you just want it to work please use wasta or the ferion11 script as many hours have been spent to make those as painless and easy as possible - enjoy.
Note the software requires a user and password. A basic account is free from logos.com
enable multi-arch on an amd64 system:
dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
Download and install the winehq repository key:
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
sudo apt-key add winehq.key
Edit /etc/apt/sources.list to add wine repos with: for other versions see: https://wiki.winehq.org/Download
Ubuntu (change focal according to the version you have installed)
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main'
sudo apt-get update
Choose wine-staging (5.7 known to work)
sudo apt-get install wine-staging winetricks winbind cabextract
Set up 32 bit wine bottle (note people have great problems indexing with 64bit):
env WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-logos sh winetricks arch=32 prefix=$HOME/ .wine-logos -q dotnet48 corefonts fontsmooth=rgb drr=gdi win7
click "Cancel" to avoid installation of Mono and Gecko neither are needed. (may take 30mins to finish even on a fast machine with ssd)
run Logos x32 or x64: download from https://downloads.logoscdn.com/LBS8/Installer/8.13.0.0008/Logos-x86.msi (or x64) the latest version number can be found from the forum at community.faithlife.com/forums
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-logos/ msiexec /i $HOME/Downloads/Logos-x86.msi
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-logos/ wine $HOME/.wine-logos/drive_c/users/$USER/Local\ Settings/Application\ Data/Logos/Logos.exe
"Download your Logos Library" - it is recommended to choose minimal install and download the rest later.
"Downloading resources" (could take hrs)
"Preparing Library" (probs a few mins)
"Indexing" (could take a day)
If indexing fails:
Use winecfg to set windows version for LogosIndexer.exe to winxp
Try running the indexer directly so that error messages are easier to keep and share.
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-logos/ wine c\:'/users/$USER/Local Settings/Application Data/Logos/System/LogosIndexer.exe'