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Troy Wolbrink
on 20 Nov 2013
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How can I run TntMPD on Linux?

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TntMPD can run on Linux via CrossOver (a commercial product) or Wine (a free open-source product).

To install TntMPD on Wine, open a terminal and enter some commands:

  1. apt-get install wine
    to install Wine.
  2. wine SetupTntMPD.exe
        in the same directory as “SetupTntMPD.exe” to install TntMPD and all the required runtimes.
  3. wine TntMPD.exe
        in the same directory as “TntMPD.exe” to get it running.

Here's a screenshot:


Note:  This article has been tested with TntMPD 3.0.17 on a 32-bit Ubuntu 12.04.3. 
If you’re on 64-bit Linux, read this.  Basically you need to run this before creating your
Wine prefix:

export WINEARCH=win32

As of Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit, TntMPD 3.0.25 or newer is needed for this to work. 

Note: Someone else has posted a FAQ regarding their experience:
TntMPD 3.0.39 Install on Ubuntu 14.04.02 with Unity

Recent Comments

By: JoshLub Posted on 23 Aug 2015 7:17 AM

PlayOnLinux is also an easy (i..e. GUI based) way to install TnT for Linux. Cheers!

By: Christianoswald62 Posted on 7 Jun 2016 8:59 AM

Hello, Im'm trying to installt TNTConnect in linuxmint 17 and get an error "could not load SSL library". Installing openssl-dev etc. changed nothing

Has someone an idea?


By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 8 Jun 2016 8:42 PM

I bet the Winetricks script has an option to install the MS XML Parser 6.0:  Try running that first, so that the TntConnect installation doesn't have to.

By: Christianoswald62 Posted on 9 Jun 2016 8:58 AM

I cannot found any information for this winetricks option on the website.

Then I have download the necessary files manually from but cannot install them in the wine drive.

Downloading exe-files from MS and installing them  works only for the Access Database Engine.

There are missing

mdac2.8  - not working, files I found are not installable in wine

MS Jet 4.0 SP8 - not working, files I found are not installable in wine

XML Parser is also installable from a MS file but the TNTConnect - Setup don't recognize it.

Google chromium embedded framework - I don't know which version and where to found it.

Other ideas?



By: thecupkas Posted on 29 Apr 2017 1:17 PM

Are there any Linux-Ubuntu/Canonical masters looking at "Package any app for every Linux desktop, server, cloud or device, and deliver updates directly."?

For a high-level briefing:


    UbuntuCore and Snappy Introduction by Cloud Academy

For a lower-level briefing:

"A snap is a fancy zip file containing an application together with its dependencies, and a description of how it should safely be run on your system, especially the different ways it should talk to other software. Most importantly snaps are designed to be secure, sandboxed, containerised applications isolated from the underlying system and from other applications. Snaps allow the safe installation of apps from any vendor on mission critical devices and desktops."

"Snappy is a software deployment and package management system originally designed and built by Canonical for the Ubuntu phone operating system. The packages, called 'snaps' and the tool for using them 'snapd', work across a range of Linux distributions and allow therefore distro-agnostic upstream software deployment. The system is designed to work for phone, cloud, internet of things and desktop computing."

"In June 2016, snapd was ported to a wide range of Linux distributions to enable snaps to be used across any Linux distribution, not just the all-snap Ubuntu Core. snapd is also available or in progress for Arch Linux, CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo Linux, OpenWrt, openSUSE and Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Each distribution is able to interpret the snap metadata to implement the security or other expectations of the snap in a distribution-specific fashion."

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 23 Jun 2017 11:01 PM

See if you can use "winetricks" to install the MS XML Parser 6.0 before installing TntConnect.  That way TntConnect won't need to install it.

By: mds7754 Posted on 6 Nov 2017 3:26 PM

I am having similar issues with installing TntConnect.  I was able to use winetricks to install msdac 2.8, and MS Jet 4.0, and TntConnect recognises that they are installed but when using winetricks to install MS XML Parser 6.0, it does not recognise that it has been installed.  Also can't get it to recognise the chromium embedded framework installation.  Any thought?

By: Kentling Posted on 1 Aug 2018 2:08 PM

This is a very important comment, though it seems to have been completely ignored. For most Linux users, wine is not a suitable option, even if it works for some in the short term. Can someone please answer the question: is there any development timeline for a native Linux version of this program?

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 21 Aug 2018 3:17 PM

Unfortunately, there are no plans for a native Linux version of TntConnect.  Linux is not an officially supported platform, just PC and Mac.  Is TntConnect on Wine not working for you?  Why do you say it's not a "suitable" option?

By: ike63 Posted on 26 Aug 2018 10:47 PM

Hi Troy, the latest version of Linux Mint (19 - based on Ubuntu Bionic) appears to break support for the older versions of Wine which ran TNT successfully in the past. I was unable to get TNT working with the default Wine package (3.0.1-ubuntu). I also was unable to get it running with PlayOnLinux using the older versions that worked in the past. I've switched to a VirtualMachine running Windows 10 for now to get TNT working. I'll be curious to see if any other users can find the right combination of Wine packages to make it work with Wine 3.x versions.

By: Troy Wolbrink Posted on 18 Oct 2018 4:18 PM

Next year, I'm hoping to do a major refresh of TntConnect for Mac, to support Mac's soon to come requirement for 64-bit support.  So I believe I'll have to support the latest version of Wine at this point.  This will probably help with Wine support beyond that which TntConnect for Mac includes (which is Wine 1.7.53)

By: Eberhard Posted on 23 Mar 2019 9:01 PM

> Are there any Linux-Ubuntu/Canonical masters looking at "Package any app for every Linux desktop, server, cloud or device, and deliver updates directly."?

Not at snap but at flatpak: I created a flatpak package for TntConnect:

By: Kenneth Klay Posted on 16 Aug 2019 9:14 PM

I have was able to install the flatpak TntConnect but it will not connect to my database. Even if I try to make a new database it fails. the error message indicates the problems is with the path:

    The database cannot be opened on the C:\ drive because it is not in your "My Documents" or "Desktop" directory.

    Database = Z:\var\data\tntconnect\dosdevices\c:\users\kencora\My Documents\klay-tntmpd.mpddb

    My Documents = C:\users\kencora\My Documents

    Desktop = C:\users\kencora\Desktop.

I looked at the paths on my drive and they do not agree with the ones indicated above as I understand it. I do not see how to set the paths.

By: Kenneth Klay Posted on 17 Aug 2019 7:33 PM

I for got to include my computer information. I am running on Linux Mint 19.1 Cinnamon.

By: Eberhard Posted on 12 Sep 2019 8:16 AM

Even though the database shows up when you let TntConnect search for it or in the File Open dialog it won't open. You'll have to explicitly

select "/" in the "Look in" drop down and navigate to your database in /home/<username>/Documents/...

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