How To Install WineHQ on AlmaLinux 8

Install WineHQ on AlmaLinux 8

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install WineHQ on AlmaLinux 8. For those of you who didn’t know, Wine is an open-source, free and easy-to-use program that enables Linux users to run some Windows-based applications on Unix-like operating systems. Wine is a compatibility layer for installing almost all versions of Windows programs.

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 through the step-by-step installation of WineHQ on an AlmaLinux 8. You can follow the same instructions for Rocky Linux.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 8, CentOS, or Rocky Linux 8.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or 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 WineHQ on AlmaLinux 8

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

sudo dnf update
sudo dnf install epel-release

Step 2. Installing Development Tools and Other Dependencies Packages.

Run the following command to install the Development tools packages:

sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled powertools
sudo dnf groupinstall 'Development Tools'

Step 3. Installing WineHQ on AlmaLinux 8.

Now we download the latest WineHQ installer from the official website:


Next, extract and compile the WineHQ code on the system:

tar xvf wine-*.tar.xz

After that, compile the installer using the following commands below:

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

To confirm that it configured on the system successfully, let’s check its version:

wine64 --version

Step 3. How to Use Wine to Run Windows Apps & Games.

To start the Wine program, you must give the full path to the .exe program. For example, we will start the notepad.exe program through wine.

wine notepad.exe

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Wine. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing WineHQ on your AlmaLinux 8 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official WineHQ website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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