Category: Main Utilities Ketarin 1.8.11


Application Details:

Version: 1.8.11
License: Free to use and share
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 7.0-rc4

Maintainers: About Maintainership

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What works

Ketarin did work over wine, but now (2021-11-16) hangs part-way through an update session. When it hangs, it no longer repaints the screen, but the control menu from the icon at the top-left opens, and items such as Move and Resize still work.

To install, unpack the zip file into a folder accessible to the WINE prefix, such as


Program runs, picks up database of software installers to keep updated, steps through them and updates any that have been updated by their developers.

Seems to work properly.

What does not

If you want to run a script before, during or after download, you may need to adapt the script to the WINE environment and the underlying Linux system. I do not use this facility even on Windows, so I have not tested it.


Make a launch script that contains

export WINEPREFIX=/home/$USER/.wine32
export KETARIN_PROG=$WINEPREFIX/drive_c/Progs/Ketarin/Ketarin.exe

If you want to specify where Ketarin should find and maintain its database of program installers to download, add something like this to the launch script:

export KETARIN_DB=/home/$USER/.config/Ketarin/jobs.db

and modify the launch line to become


What was not tested

The ability that Ketarin provides to run a script before, during or after download of a program installer.

Hardware tested


  • GPU: Unknown
  • Driver: unknown

Additional Comments

I think it would still work for updating 10 or 20 installers before the hang would happen.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Jan 03 20227.0-rc4Yes Yes NoPlatinumJim Henderson 
ShowUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 02 20216.22No, but has workaround Yes YesBronzeJim Henderson 
CurrentUbuntu 20.04 "Focal" (+ variants like Kubuntu)Oct 27 20216.20No, but has workaround No YesGarbageJim Henderson 

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