In this tutorial, we are going to install Wine 7 on Fedora 35.
Wine is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems i.e Linux, macOS, and BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls instantly eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to integrate Windows applications in your desktop.
What’s new in Wine 7 release
- Reimplimentation of winMM joystick driver
- All unix libraries converted to the syscall-based libraries
Benefits of Using Wine
- Unix has made it possible to write powerful scripts, Wine makes it possible to call windows applications from scripts that can also laverage Unix environment.
- Wine makes it possible to access Windows applications remotely.
- Wine makes it possible to use thin clients i.e install Wine and you will easily connect to windows applications using x-terminal.
- Wine is open-source so you can easily extend to suite your needs.
- Wine can be used to make existing windows applications available on the web by using VNC and its Java/HTML5 client.
Installing Wine on Fedora 35
1. Run System Updates
To begin with we need to update our repositories to make them up to date. Open your terminal and type the following command;
$ sudo dnf update -y
When updates are complete, move ahead to install WineHQ packages.
2. Install WineHQ repository on fedora 35
Add the following WineHQ repository to Fedora 35. This will enable us to run wine with ease on our Fedora 35 workstation/server.
$ sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/fedora/35/winehq.repo
Sample output will look like this;
Output Adding repo from: https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/fedora/35/winehq.repo
3. Install Wine 7 on Fedora 35
We can now begin installing Wine 7 after completing the addition of the WineHQ repository to our system. We are going to install the Wine development branch. Run the following command on your terminal.
$ sudo dnf install winehq-devel
You will see the following output.
Output Installing: winehq-devel x86_64 1:7.0.rc2-1.1 WineHQ 76 k Installing dependencies: SDL2 i686 2.0.18-2.fc35 updates 632 k SDL2 x86_64 2.0.18-2.fc35 updates 602 k alsa-lib i686 188.8.131.52-3.fc35 updates 529 k alsa-lib x86_64 184.108.40.206-3.fc35 updates 497 k avahi-libs i686 0.8-14.fc35 fedora 72 k avahi-libs x86_64 0.8-14.fc35 fedora 68 k bzip2-libs i686 1.0.8-9.fc35 fedora 40 k cairo i686 1.17.4-4.fc35 fedora 716 k cairo x86_64 1.17.4-4.fc35 fedora 664 k
To allow installation to continue press Y and enter command.
This command will install WineHQ development version and its many dependent packages.
Press Y again to allow WineHQ key to be added also. It will look like this;
Output $ WineHQ packages 114 kB/s | 3.1 kB 00:00 Importing GPG key 0xF987672F: Userid : "WineHQ packages <[email protected]>" Fingerprint: D43F 6401 4536 9C51 D786 DDEA 76F1 A20F F987 672F From : https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key Is this ok [y/N]: y Key imported successfully Running transaction check Transaction check succeeded. Running transaction test Transaction test succeeded.
Lastly, we can check the version of installed Wine on Fedora 35 with the following command;
$ wine --version wine-7.0-rc2
I also want to show you how to install both stable and staging branches
Install Wine Stable branch on Fedora 35.
This is the recommended install because it has passed all tests. To install this branch run the following command on your command line;
$ sudo dnf install winehq-stable
Install wine Staging branch
To install this staging branch, use the following command.
$ sudo dnf install winehq-staging
Now that we have completed the installation of Wine, we need to run the Wine program in order to start using it. To run the program on our terminal type the following;
Congratulations we have successfully installed Wine on our Fedora 35 Linux. If you faced any issues please feel free to contact us for assistance. Or you can consult WineHQ documentation.