How to install e-Sword bible software in Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 64-bit using a bash script

Posted: 2015/02/28 in Ubuntu
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# How to install e-Sword bible software in Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 64-bit using a bash script
# prerequisites: wine 2.0 or newer, winetricks wsh56 mfc42 vcrun6
# copy-paste each line below one by one into the Linux Terminal:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install unp build-essential checkinstall 
sudo apt-get install wget wine-staging winetricks
cd /tmp
rm -rf download*
rm -rf setup*
wget --no-check-certificate `echo $URL`downloads.html
FILENAME=`grep setup downloads.html |cut -d"\"" -f2|head -n 1`
wget --no-check-certificate `echo $URL``echo $FILENAME`
winetricks wsh56 mfc42 vcrun6
wine setup*
cd ".wine/drive_c/Program Files (x86)/e-Sword"
wine e-Sword.exe
# and here are alternatives for e-Sword:
  1. Brock says:

    Thank you for posting this! Super easy.

  2. Mike Gao says:

    Hi. Seems to download correctly, but when I try to execute I get the message “Error 429 ActiveX component can’t create object”. Any ideas? Thanks, Mike. (

  3. Mike Gao says:

    Hi Mark, Thanks for the new version of the program – but unfortunately it gives the same error. Below are the error output lines.

    err:ole:CoGetClassObject no class object {0be35203-8f91-11ce-9de3-00aa004bb851} could be created for context 0x5
    fixme:olepicture:OLEPictureImpl_FindConnectionPoint no connection point for {33ad4ed2-6699-11cf-b70c-00aa0060d393}

    Incidentally my .wine/drive_c/Program Files/ does not have (x86) in the name.


    • mark911 says:

      @Mike Gao: I only tested this newer bash script in Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 64-bit. Are you using the 32-bit version of Ubuntu? Which version of Ubuntu are you running? This could explain the issues you are encountering. I never tested the script on a 32-bit version of Ubuntu.

      • Mike Gao says:

        Yes it is a Dell running Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS 32-bit. Can you make it work for me? Thanks for your effort. E-Sword is extremely useful to me. Blessings, Mike

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