This article will cover how to install Wine 6.x on Rocky Linux 8. Wine is an application that enables users to run Microsoft Windows applications on a Linux system. The latest version of Wine is version 6. Below are some of the new features and improvements of Wine 6:

  • Text console redesign
  • Vulkan backend for WineD3D
  • DirectShow and Media Foundation support
  • USB kernel driver
  • WebSocket API
  • Plug & Play device notifications
  • Initial support for Apple SiliconInitial support for Apple Silicon

Installing Wine 6.x on Rocky Linux 8

The steps below will guide us on how to setup Wine 6 on your Rocky Linux environment. You will need to open your terminal on your Rocky Linux desktop environment or use ssh to access the shell of your system.

You also need a user with sudo privileges.

Step 1 – Update your system

Update your system and packages.

sudo dnf -y update

Remember to reboot your system after the update is complete:

sudo reboot

Step 2: Install Software Dependencies

Enable EPEL and PowerTools repositories:

sudo dnf -y install epel-release
sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled powertools

Install Development Tools on Rocky Linux 8

sudo dnf groupinstall 'Development Tools' -y

Install dependencies:

sudo yum -y install libxslt-devel libpng-devel libX11-devel zlib-devel libtiff-devel freetype-devel libxcb-devel  libxml2-devel libgcrypt-devel dbus-devel libjpeg-turbo-devel  fontconfig-devel gnutls-devel gstreamer1-devel libXcursor-devel libXi-devel libXrandr-devel libXfixes-devel libXinerama-devel libXcomposite-devel mesa-libOSMesa-devel libpcap-devel libusb-devel libv4l-devel libgphoto2-devel gstreamer1-devel libgudev SDL2-devel gsm-devel libvkd3d-devel libudev-devel wget

Step 3: Install Wine 6 on Rocky Linux 8

Download the latest version of Wine.

curl -O

Extract the downloaded file:

tar xvf wine-*.tar.xz

Compile and build Wine 6 on Rocky Linux 8:

cd wine-*/
./configure --enable-win64 
sudo make install

Run the command below to initiate wine configuration.

$ winecfg

You will be required to install Wine Mono package

Also install Wine Gecko:

Step 4: Confirm Wine 6 Installation on Rocky Linux 8

Verify the installation on your Rocky Linux 8.

$ wine64 --version

You can also get the installed version through running the winecfg command then navigate to “About”.

You can get basic help from wine help:

$ wine64 --help

You can now run windows applications on your Rocky Linux system as shown below:

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