i can't down load itunes

Asked by Judith Baldwin on 2012-10-27

I have bought an apple ipod and want to down load CD'S from my computer and from itunes. When I have tried to down load itunes it says I haven't got the facility to manage the package.

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iTunes doesn't work in Linux and Apple refuse to support it. It also doesn't work in Wine at all:
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=1347

The only way you will get this running is to install the closed source virtualbox (for native USB access) and install Windows there, then your cruddy iTunes. You can then do what you need. Alternatively just avoid Apple products and you'll have an easier time.

You may be able to put stuff on the device with Rhythmnbox, Banshee or Amarok but they don't have the full iTunes suite of features (like accessing the online store etc).

Warren Hill (warren-hill) said : #2

I have no experience and it is certainly well known that Apple don't like linux. However, It may be possible to install using PlayOnLinux, take a look here

http://freshtutorial.com/install-itunes-ubuntu-linux/

I have not tried this so no guarantees.

Judith Baldwin (judithcello) said : #3

I asked for help, not a comment on what I was doing or why. I don't need your opinions of Apple. Thank you.

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actionparsnip proposed the following answer:
iTunes doesn't work in Linux and Apple refuse to support it. It also doesn't work in Wine at all:
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=1347

The only way you will get this running is to install the closed source
virtualbox (for native USB access) and install Windows there, then your
cruddy iTunes. You can then do what you need. Alternatively just avoid
Apple products and you'll have an easier time.

You may be able to put stuff on the device with Rhythmnbox, Banshee or
Amarok but they don't have the full iTunes suite of features (like
accessing the online store etc).

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Subin Hutton (djlynux) said : #5

First of all you should understand that, itunes is not meant for ubuntu or any linux systems. There is no official support for itunes in any linux flavours. I don't know how we can support an application which is not meant for Ubuntu.

 Anyways, you can give a try with Play on linux (http://www.playonlinux.com) that supports one older version of itunes(I forgot the version number). You can give it a try. You can also download " Play on Linux" through ubuntu software center. I can't give you guarantee whether it will work or not.

Judith Baldwin (judithcello) said : #7

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