How To Install Wike Wikipedia Reader on Fedora 37

Install Wike Wikipedia Reader on Fedora 37

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wike Wikipedia Reader on Fedora 37. For those of you who didn’t know, Wike is a Wikipedia reader for the Gnome Desktop. It offers a variety of features to make reading and finding information easier, such as search functionality, bookmarking, and customization options.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Wike Wikipedia Reader on a Fedora 37.

Wike Features:

  • Offline access: Wike allows you to download Wikipedia articles to your device and read them offline, saving data and making it easier to access information when you don’t have an internet connection.

  • Search functionality: Wike includes a search feature that allows you to find articles by keyword or phrase.

  • Bookmarking: Wike allows you to bookmark articles for easy reference later.

  • Customization: Wike allows you to customize the appearance of the app, such as the font size and color scheme.

  • Multilingual support: Wike supports multiple languages, so you can read Wikipedia articles in your preferred language.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Fedora 37.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Wike.
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Wike Wikipedia Reader on Fedora 37

Step 1. Before proceeding, update your Fedora operating system to make sure all existing packages are up to date. Use this command to update the server packages:

sudo dnf upgrade
sudo dnf update

Step 2. Installing Wike Wikipedia Reader on Fedora 37.

  • Method 1. Install Wike Wikipedia Reader using the COPR repository √

By default, the Wike package doesn’t come in the default Fedora 37 repository. Now run the following command below to add COPR repository to your Fedora system:

sudo dnf copr enable xfgusta/wike

Next run the following command to install the Wike using the following command below:

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install wike
  • Method 2. Install Wike Wikipedia Reader using Flatpak/Flathub √

First, we need to install Flatpak on your Fedora system using the command below:

sudo dnf install flatpak
reboot

Next, you’ll need the Flathub repository to install the Wike package. Flathub is the largest and most popular Flatpak repository. Most of the time when you want something through Flatpak, it’s going to come from Flathub. For that use the command, given below:

sudo flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo

Finally, install Wike Wikipedia Reader using the following command below:

flatpak install flathub com.github.hugolabe.Wike

For additional resources on installing Flatpak, read the post below:

Step 3. Accessing Wike Wikipedia Reader on Fedora 37.

Once the installation is complete, you can launch Wike  by running the following command:

wike

Alternatively, you can launch Wike Wikipedia Reader from the application menu in your desktop environment and Flatpak users can use the following command to launch from the terminal:

flatpak run com.github.hugolabe.Wike

Install Wike Wikipedia Reader on Fedora 37

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Wike. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Wike Wikipedia Reader on your Fedora 37 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Wike website.

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