Cannot install Metatrader 5 - page 2

Danyel80
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Danyel80  

Thank you, Marco.

I did a new install of Debian Jessie in a test partition, no updates at all. Wine version 1.6.2, well an ancient version. MT5 just asked me for my login, server and password. I upgrade it and still the same ugly results. So, MT5 is barely dead. 

Stuart, I m not offended at all about your advice. But see, I m using the last Debian stable version, it is a standart to the other Linux's distros like Ubuntu, Mint and so on. Now, if you release a software for Linux that doesn't work in Debian... well, don't dare to say your software works for Linux. Just.. don't say anything and remove the charming pinguim from the webpage :)

Cheers!

Marco vd Heijden
Moderator
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Marco vd Heijden  
Danyel80:

Thank you, Marco.

I did a new install of Debian Jessie in a test partition, no updates at all. Wine version 1.6.2, well an ancient version. MT5 just asked me for my login, server and password. I upgrade it and still the same ugly results. So, MT5 is barely dead. 

Stuart, I m not offended at all about your advice. But see, I m using the last Debian stable version, it is a standart to the other Linux's distros like Ubuntu, Mint and so on. Now, if you release a software for Linux that doesn't work in Debian... well, don't dare to say your software works for Linux. Just.. don't say anything and remove the charming pinguim from the webpage :)

Cheers!

Ive got it running like clockwork on Knoppix 7.4 Live so it must be you doing something wrong.

It's a security issue, if you do not know how to handle those, don't blame the penguin or MT5.

Guy
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Guy  

MT4 & MT5 LINUX WINE PROXY ISSUE WORKAROUND SOLUTION

If you have any issue installing Metatrader on Linux via WIne because the installator asks for proxy settings, here is how I managed to get MT installed on my Linux pc:

1. Find whether you run a 32 or 64 bits Linux.

2. Find a WIndows native computer of the same 32/64 bit architecture (maybe a friend, your child, your wife, yourself etc).

3. Install Metatrader on this Windows computer (of course, do not perform any customisation yet).

4. Copy the entire Metatrader directory (and all subdirectories) that sits under the Program Files directory onto the usb key.

5. Paste this directory into the Program Files (x86) directory located into the home/???/.wine/drive_c/  directory of your Linux pc.

6. Double-clic the terminal.exe (or terminal64.exe) located in Metatrader directory to start Metatrader. It should work normally.


A. You can then perform all customisations, settings, etc and they will be saved under this same directory

B. Additionally, you can install the Wine Launch Creator to create a launching shortcut on your desktop.

C. The only known issue is that some tabs like Code Base still does not access internet (I just tap onto the MT4/5 website and download directly).

That's it !

kamisama
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kamisama  

What Panthere suggested will work, although there is a way to fix the issue.

Just get the latest winetricks and install winhtt, like this.

as root user do

apt-get install winetricks

then switch to the user you want to install MetaTrader.

and create a folder, user is your user!

mkdir -p /home/user/.cache/winetricks/win2ksp4

Then download and copy the W2KSP4_EN.EXE file in the folder above.

Download links can are available at the URL below.

http://www.filewatcher.com/m/W2KSP4_EN.EXE.135477136-0.html

Finally run the command below, run it as the user not root.

/usr/bin/winetricks winhttp

Then test the MT4 installer again.

[Deleted]  

You need to install winhttp library to support downloading files from HTTPS sites. If you're using winetricks, install by:

winetricks winhttp

signifer
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signifer  
kamisama:

What Panthere suggested will work, although there is a way to fix the issue.

Just get the latest winetricks and install winhtt, like this.

as root user do

apt-get install winetricks

then switch to the user you want to install MetaTrader.

and create a folder, user is your user!

mkdir -p /home/user/.cache/winetricks/win2ksp4

Then download and copy the W2KSP4_EN.EXE file in the folder above.

Download links can are available at the URL below.

http://www.filewatcher.com/m/W2KSP4_EN.EXE.135477136-0.html

Finally run the command below, run it as the user not root.

/usr/bin/winetricks winhttp

Then test the MT4 installer again.

Thank you
Sergio Fernandez
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Sergio Fernandez  
kamisama:

What Panthere suggested will work, although there is a way to fix the issue.

Just get the latest winetricks and install winhtt, like this.

as root user do

apt-get install winetricks

then switch to the user you want to install MetaTrader.

and create a folder, user is your user!

mkdir -p /home/user/.cache/winetricks/win2ksp4

Then download and copy the W2KSP4_EN.EXE file in the folder above.

Download links can are available at the URL below.

http://www.filewatcher.com/m/W2KSP4_EN.EXE.135477136-0.html

Finally run the command below, run it as the user not root.

/usr/bin/winetricks winhttp

Then test the MT4 installer again.

Thank you so much ;)
theone964
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theone964  
I did the above but my install fails at the download stage. The proxy server message is gone know and the file starts to download but gets stuck at 6656 kb every time.
theone964
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theone964  
I also tried the Windows workaround method the Metatrader directory was not installed under program files but under User/<my username>/App/Roaming . I copied the whole directory and pasted it in my /.wine/c_drive/Program Files(x86) and because my Windows 7 and Ubuntu are 64 bit I also pasted into /.wine/c_drive/Program Files . Both of the installs loaded and the first time it lasted for about 15 minutes, know it crashes and closes in like 2 minutes for either of the installations
theone964
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theone964  
theone964:
I did the above but my install fails at the download stage. The proxy server message is gone know and the file starts to download but gets stuck at 6656 kb every time.
So instead of double clicking on the file and following through to install it, I opened the Wine Add/Remove Programs and installed it that way. It now gets to 17 459 Kb before failing. Instead of failing it just stays in a constant loop dropping to mid 6k Kb and then going back up to 17459 Kb and repeating.