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. Logos Bible resource catalog includes 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. (edited from Wikipedia)
Same as previous, unless noted in Does Not Work section
What does not
Read Aloud crashes when System Narrator is used. Some resources do not crash if sapi is installed via winetricks - but does not play.
Video Resources crash - using Louis Lenders override workaround from Logos 8 prevents the crash, but no longer plays video
Printing no longer works - seems to be the same issue that was resolved in Logos 8
Indexing only works with setting Logosindexer.exe to Vista, the AutoComplete function of the indexer will eventually crash if set to other than Vista.
Program Updates whether run in app or via .exe or .msi delete data and do not always update to the current version. Resource updates have not seemed to cause this issue at all.
What was not tested
Some of the less mentioned features
This is Logos 9.9 running on Kubuntu 21.10
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 21.10 "Impish" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 11 2021||6.19-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Frank Sauer|
|Current||Ubuntu 21.10 "Impish" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Oct 11 2021||6.19-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||Frank Sauer|
|Show||Ubuntu 21.04 "Hirsute" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Sep 11 2021||6.17||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||John Goodman|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Aug 02 2021||6.14-staging||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||John Goodman|
|Show||Ubuntu 20.10 "Groovy" (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Mar 16 2021||6.3||Yes||Yes||Yes||Silver||John Goodman|
|Bug #||Description||Status||Resolution||Other apps affected|
|47837||Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app) has graphics glitches||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|47905||Logos 8 Bible Software (.NET 4.7 app) fails to play media (crashes in MF/EVR)||NEW||View|
|47922||Logos 8/9 Bible Software (.NET 4.7 app) crashes when using 'Read Aloud / System Narrator' on selected passage||NEW||View|
|49767||Logos 8 Bible Software (.Net 4.7 app): All existing resources are deleted during app update||NEEDINFO||View|
|49919||Logos 8 Bible Software crashes when entering text in passage guide search field||NEW||View|
|49920||wine: could not load ntdll.so, and more||RESOLVED||NOTOURBUG||View|
|50227||Logos 8.x - 9.x Bible Software (.Net 4.7.2 app) indexer crashes||NEW||View|
|51572||Crash when opening notes panel in Logos Bible Software||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|51853||Logos 9 Bible Software - Printing Option Available - Does Not Print||NEW||View|
|51872||Logos Bible Software 9 (.Net 4.8 app) System.AccessViolationException regression||UNCONFIRMED||View|
|51984||Logos 9 Bible Software (.NET 4.7 app) selection popups don't show||NEW||View|
*** wine 6.9+ has a regression which causes crashes https://bugs.winehq.org/show_b...
Users are recommended to use wine 6.0.1 stable or 6.3 devel.
If you are looking to get Logos working on linux there are 2 easy choices:
1) Installation script for 64bit Logos 9 use the bash install script with nice gui:
2) Packages for Ubuntu are available from wasta (now updated to Logos 9) these are considered stable and can be used for offline installation. Also provides a seperate wine version from system for longer term stability details here: https://docs.google.com/docume...
**Legacy wasta packages support offline installation 32bit Logos 8 see the google doc guide
Manual instructions for 32bit - Please use 64bit where possible because 32bit is deprecated by faithlife.
These instructions are here for reference for those who are participating in the painfully laborious process of testing new versions or new systems please refer to ferion11 installer instead for 64bit. 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 (6.4 devel known to work)
sudo apt-get install wine-staging winetricks winbind patch cabextract
Set up 64 or 32 bit wine bottle:
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)
drr=gdi has been buggy in winetricks due to a change in the way the reg key was changed. Newer versions of winetricks should do it correctly but if you get graphical glitches (more likely on older hardware) then you can edit the registry accordingly.
run Logos x32 download from https://downloads.logoscdn.com/LBS8/Installer/8.16.0.0002/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 $HOME/Downloads/Logos-x64.msi
WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine-logos/ wine64 $HOME/.wine-logos/drive_c/users/$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 couple of hours depending on library size and hardware)
To enable/disable Logos own verbose logging which can be useful for any troubleshooting:
On: wine64 reg add "HKCU\\\\Software\\\\Logos4\\\\Logging" /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0001 /f
Off: wine64 reg add "HKCU\\\\Software\\\\Logos4\\\\Logging" /v Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0000 /f