How to Install Wine on FunOS

What is Wine?

Wine (originally an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”) is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, and 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.

How to Install Wine on FunOS

Here are the steps on how to install Wine on FunOS:

Enable 32-bit architecture with the following command:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Download and add the repository key with the following command:

sudo mkdir -pm755 /etc/apt/keyrings

sudo wget -O /etc/apt/keyrings/winehq-archive.key https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key

Download the WineHQ sources file with the following command:

For FunOS 22.04:

sudo wget -NP /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/dists/jammy/winehq-jammy.sources

For FunOS 24.04:

sudo wget -NP /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/dists/noble/winehq-noble.sources

Update the package database with the following command:

sudo apt update

Upgrade installed packages with the following command:

sudo apt upgrade -y

Install Wine Stable with the following command:

sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable -y

If the winehq-stable package is not yet available, you can try installing the winehq-devel package with the following command:

sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel -y

Check the installed Wine version with the following command:

wine --version

Create a setup folder for Wine settings with the following command:

wineboot

If a window appears, as in the following image, click Install.

click install

How to Run Windows Apps on FunOS with Wine

To run Windows applications on FunOS with Wine, do the following:

Double click on the Windows application file (with the .exe or .msi extension). Or right-click on the .exe or .msi file, then click Wine Windows Program Loader.

click windows program loader

Then the Windows application will run as shown in the following image.

running rufus on funos

For types of Windows applications that are not portable, after we install the Windows application, we can run the Windows application by finding it in /home/your_username/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/

For example, if I install Notepad++, then I can run the installed Notepad++ by finding it in /home/bustami/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Notepad++

Then, to run Notepad++, the method is the same as above: double-clicking on the notepad++.exe file or right-clicking on the file, then clicking Wine Windows Program Loader.

click wine windows program loader

Wine Configuration

To set the Wine configuration, run the following command:

winecfg

Then the Wine configuration window will open, as shown in the following image. Please configure according to your needs.

wine configuration

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