[arch-general] WINE Networking Issues

John Briggs johneb47 at optusnet.com.au
Mon Jan 25 12:49:26 UTC 2021

On Mon, Jan 25, 2021 at 12:26:26PM +0100, Łukasz Michalski via arch-general wrote:
> On 1/25/21 11:13 AM, John Briggs via arch-general wrote:
> > After a system update on 16th Dec 2020 I discovered I had networking
> > problems when I was using WINE.
> > I have determined the issue is NOT WINE but something else in the system.
> > When I do a system downgrade using the Arch Linux Archives for 13th Dec 2020
> > the networking problems with WINE disappear.
> > System upgrade to 14th Dec 2020 WINE networking problems appear.
> > 
> > The only new packages that are upgraded on my system are:
> > 
> > egl-wayland-1.1.6-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst 		   14-Dec-2020 11:02 24K
> > gtkmm3-3.24.3-1-x86_64.pkg.tar.zst 		   14-Dec-2020 00:28 1M
> > python-importlib-metadata-3.3.0-1-any.pkg.tar.z..> 14-Dec-2020 02:46 566
> > xorg-xwayland-1.20.0.r797.g5d73a8b59-1-x86_64.p..> 14-Dec-2020 12:16 898K
> > 
> > The egl-wayland and xorg-xwayland packages do not appear to be causing the
> > problem. The gtkmm3 should not raise this type of issue. Close inspection of
> > the python-importlib-metadata should not cause any issues either.
> > 
> > The only possible solution I can possible consider is creating a new partition
> > and installing the Dec 2020 Arch iso then doing a system upgrade to 13th Dec
> > to get a problem free system.
> > 
> > I decided to try the list to see if anyone else may have a solution.

> It would be helpful if you describe what kind of networking problems do you
> have.

I usually run the Kindle app. It requires an Internet connection to run correctly.
I have ran ping in a WINE console:
   it resolves the internet address correctly but there is no return from the pings
   because the dns is working it appears as if I am not receiving the packets.

> Is it related to any app run under wine or to specific one?
> What are the symptoms? e.g. no connection from app to the Internet, dns not
> working...
> Regards,
> Łukasz

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