In this tutorial, we will show you how to install WineHQ on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is a program that can be used to run Windows software on Linux. If you want to use graphical Microsoft Windows applications on your AlmaLinux system, you can install Wine.
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 WineHQ on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux or RHEL-based.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: AlmaLinux 9.
- 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).
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 WineHQ on AlmaLinux 9
Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.
sudo dnf clean all sudo dnf update sudo dnf groupinstall "Development Tools"
Also, you need to install the required packages on your server with the following command below:
sudo dnf -y install gcc libX11-devel freetype-devel zlib-devel \ libxcb-devel libxslt-devel libgcrypt-devel libxml2-devel \ gnutls-devel libpng-devel libjpeg-turbo-devel \ libtiff-devel dbus-devel fontconfig-devel
Step 2. Installing WineHQ on AlmaLinux 9.
By default, WineHQ is not available on the AlmaLinux 9 base repository. Now run the following command to download the latest stable version of the WineHQ from the official page to your AlmaLinux system:
sudo wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/7.x/wine-7.18.tar.xz
Next, extract your downloaded file:
sudo tar xvf wine-*.tar.xz
Then, build and compile WineHQ using the following commands:
cd wine-*/ sudo ./configure --enable-win64 sudo make install
Once is done, you can check the version of Wine by the following command:
Step 3. Start installing Windows Software.
Finally, you can start installing Windows programs on your AlmaLinux 9. The syntax of it is like this:
wine64 ./path-to-your file.exe
Congratulations! You have successfully installed WineHQ. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing WineHQ on your AlmaLinux 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official WineHQ website.