Fix PlayOnLinux: “wine package website is unavailable” error

After trying to install AfterEffects on my Linux machine using PlayOnLinux, I came up with this error showing up:

Error in POL_Wine_InstallVersion
Unable to find version: 3.21

Opening “Manage wine versions” option on menu showed up “wine package website is unavailable”

Well, it was time to open up console…

Running PoL through console showed this error

So now we know that the problem was caused by Python…


Well running

export PYTHONHTTPSVERIFY=0Code language: JavaScript (javascript)

Did the trick! To make it permanent we just add it at the end of ~/.profile file


6 thoughts on “Fix PlayOnLinux: “wine package website is unavailable” error”

  1. not working. In terminal same output:

    user@NB011 / % echo $PYTHONHTTPSVERIFY
    user@NB011 / % ./Applications/
    [main] Message: PlayOnMac (4.4.1) is starting
    [clean_tmp] Message: Cleaning temp directory
    [install_plugins] Message: Checking plugin: ScreenCap…
    [update_check] Message: List is up to date

    1. Hey, well even though the post is for Linux you can try and run the command in your Terminal, it should be working. Although I can’t really help you on how you can make it permanent on mac. If you find out, post it here so that others can check it also

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