Sunday, 16 March 2014

How to Install Wine 1.6.2 in RHEL/Fedora/CentOS/Ubuntu/Linux Mint ?

"Wine" is a free  open source application  for Linux operating system which will  enable running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD.

Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.
  • Its uses all  possibilities of Unix Operating systems like stability, flexibility, remote administration
  • Wine allows  to call windows application from shell scripts ,so as to make best usage of  Unix Systems.
  • Wine makes it possible to access Windows applications remotely.
  • Wine makes it economical to use thin clients
  • Wine is Open Source Software, you can customise it as per your requirements
Wine comes with a software library Winelibthat lets the coders to compile Windows applications on Linux/Unix platform. Wine has now reached it's latest stable version- Wine 1.6.2.

Going forward , we will walk you through the procedure to install wine.

Download S/W:

Installing Wine 1.6.2 in RHEL, CentOS and Fedora:
1) Installing Dependency Packages
# yum -y groupinstall 'Development Tools'
# yum -y install libX11-devel freetype-devel

2) Downloading Wine 1.6.2

3)Extract & Installing Wine 1.6.2
$ tar -xvjf wine-1.6.2.tar.bz2

if its 32 bit

#cd wine-1.6.2/

On 64-Bit Systems

$ cd wine-1.6.2/
$ ./configure --enable-win64
$ make
# make installRunning Wine 1.6.2

4) Run wine
$ wine notepad++.exe

Install Wine 1.6.2 in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
1) Add the PPA
# add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

2) Update the local repository.
# apt-get update

3) Install the package.
# apt-get install wine1.6


  1. Actually I wanted to run vlc and for that I need to install wine. After following steps, it is working successfully. Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. there are many linux version vlc packages, why you need to install windows version?