Install Wine 6 on Fedora 33

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Wine (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, & BSD. In this article we will learn how to install Wine 6 on Fedora 33.

Install Wine 6 on Fedora 33

Install Wine 6 on Fedora 33

Wine can be installed on Fedora using two methods;

Install Wine from the official repository

Wine is provided by the default Fedora 33 repository. A quick check on the repo yields the following;

[[email protected] ~]$ sudo dnf whatprovides wine
[sudo] password for kifarunix: 
Last metadata expiration check: 0:11:21 ago on Sun 24 Jan 2021 22:07:57 GMT.
wine-5.18-2.fc33.i686 : A compatibility layer for windows applications
Repo        : fedora
Matched from:
Provide    : wine = 5.18-2.fc33
wine-5.18-2.fc33.x86_64 : A compatibility layer for windows applications
Repo        : fedora
Matched from:
Provide    : wine = 5.18-2.fc33
wine-6.0-1.fc33.i686 : A compatibility layer for windows applications
Repo        : updates
Matched from:
Provide    : wine = 6.0-1.fc33
wine-6.0-1.fc33.x86_64 : A compatibility layer for windows applications
Repo        : updates
Matched from:
Provide    : wine = 6.0-1.fc33

Although older versions are available in the repository, dnf will select the latest the latest version provided, which is version 6.0-1 in our case.

sudo dnf -y install wine
Last metadata expiration check: 0:16:42 ago on Sun 24 Jan 2021 22:07:57 GMT.
Dependencies resolved.
================================================================================
 Package                       Arch   Version                     Repo     Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 wine                          x86_64 6.0-1.fc33                  updates  13 k
Installing dependencies:
 SDL2                          i686   2.0.12-4.fc33               fedora  526 k
 alsa-lib                      i686   1.2.3.2-5.fc33              fedora  506 k
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The latest Wine package will be installed together with its dependencies. You can still verify the installed version as follows;

wine --version
wine-6.0 (Staging)

As you can note, the Staging code name is a variant of Wine. We will describe more in the second way of installing Wine.

Install Wine from WineHQ repository

While it is easy to install Wine from the official Fedora repository, a challenge arises when you want to choose the variant to use. There are three variants of Wine;

  1. Stable: This variant can be used in mission critical installations as its working is guaranteed as compared to the others. It is the recommended version.
  2. Staging: As the name suggest, it is used for test purposes and contains the latest updates.
  3. Development: Used to provide development headers, mostly used by third party software compilation.

To install any of the variants, we first need to add wineHQ repo as follows;

sudo dnf config-manager --add-repo https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/fedora/33/winehq.repo

We can then install each of the variants;

Stable

sudo dnf -y install winehq-stable

Development

sudo dnf -y install winehq-devel

Staging

sudo dnf -y install winehq-staging

You can check if the installation is complete as follows;

rpm -qi winehq-stable
Name        : winehq-stable
Epoch       : 1
Version     : 6.0.0
Release     : 2.1
Architecture: x86_64
Install Date: Sun 24 Jan 2021 23:18:54 GMT
Group       : Emulators
Size        : 63883
License     : LGPLv2+
Signature   : RSA/SHA512, Fri 15 Jan 2021 19:55:11 GMT, Key ID 76f1a20ff987672f
Source RPM  : wine-stable-6.0.0-2.1.src.rpm
Build Date  : Thu 14 Jan 2021 19:06:03 GMT
Build Host  : cloud118
Vendor      : obs://build.opensuse.org/Emulators
URL         : https://www.winehq.org/
Summary     : WINE Is Not An Emulator - runs MS Windows programs
Description :
Wine is a program which allows running Microsoft Windows programs
(including DOS, Windows 3.x and Win32 executables) on Unix.

This compatibility package allows to use wine-stable64 system-wide as
the default Wine version.

After installation, you can proceed with your configurations using winecfg command to load WineHQ configuration GUI.

winefcfg
Install Wine 6 on Fedora 33

This marks the end of our tutorial on how to install Wine 6 on Fedora 33.

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