CrossOver Support

Debian 7

Last installed on November 11, 2014.

Known Issues
Office 2007 and 2010 do not install
CrossOver cannot find gnutls


The easiest way to get CrossOver on your system is to download it from us.

Once downloaded, use gdebi to install CrossOver:

gdebi /path/to/crossover_14.1.3-1.deb

Having trouble with dependencies during installation? Make sure apt knows about 32bit libraries:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386; sudo apt-get update

Known Issues

Trouble a user might run into with Debian based installs.

Unable to install Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010

Microsoft Office 2007 or 2010 fail to validate the registration number to continue installation.

This occurs because media is mounted with the noexec flag by default for users as a security precaution.


Allow an ordinary user to mount the filesystem. The name of the mounting user is written to mtab so that he can unmount the filesystem again. This option implies the options noexec, nosuid, and nodev (unless overridden by subsequent options, as in the option line user,exec,dev,suid).

To temporarily address the issue, unmount the media and then mount the media with the exec flag:

mount -o exec /dev/cdrom /mnt/cdrom

cxdiag and CrossOver cannot find libgnutls - Resolved with CrossOver 14.1.3

With thanks to Silviu for help in triaging this issue

This causes failures in applications like Quicken, Outlook, Diablo III, and many more.

It is due to an update to the Debian package name.

For now, create a symlink to the name CrossOver expects to find to restore functionality once the library is installed.

First, install the library:
sudo apt-get install libgnutls-deb0-28:i386

Then, create the symlink:
sudo ln -s /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/

Additional Help

 Mesa 3D Graphics Library

Additional Debian Articles

 Attempt to unlock mutex that is not locked
 Installing CrossOver on Debian Wheezy 64bit
 Dependency is not satisfiable: dpkg (>= 1.16.5)
Last modified on 2016-02-10 09:16:31 by Caron Wills
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