How To Install PlayOnLinux 4.2.5 On Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 And Derivative Systems

Edit: Due to the fact that this article is old, the installation instructions may not work anymore. In order to successfully install the latest version of PlayOnLinux, please access the playonlinux tag and open the latest article (the one on top).

The latest installation instructions for PlayOnLinux

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, PlayOnLinux is a frontend for Wine, the popular software for running Windows applications on Linux and Mac OS X. The latest PlayOnLinux version available is PlayOnLinux 4.2.5, which has been recently released, coming with the below fixes:

  • Fix reading/writing values containing ‘=’ symbol in configuration files
  • Make POL_Wine_InstallFonts preserve current directory (regression since 4.2.3)
  • Disable “Install” component button until a component is selected
  • Compatibility with wxpython 3.0, Debian 8, Mac OS 10.10
  • Mention URL in POL_Download and POL_Download_Resource error messages
  • Add POL_Config_Win16 to check if the host can run win16 programs.

how to install PlayOnLinux 4.2.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, LXLE 14.04, PepperminT Five, Deepin 2014

In this article I will show you how to install PlayOnLinux 4.2.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, Pinguy OS 12.04, LXLE 14.04, PepperminT Five, Deepin 2014 and other Ubuntu derivative systems.

Due to the fact that PlayOnLinux is a frontend for wine, it depends on wine. To install Wine on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems, do:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks

After the installation of wine has been done successfully, continue with the installation of PlayOnLinux 4.2.5.

How to install PlayOnLinux 4.2.5 on Ubuntu 14.04 and derivative systems:

$ wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_trusty.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux

How to install PlayOnLinux 4.2.5 on Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems:

$ wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
$ sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux

Optional, to remove wine, winetricks and playonlinux, on Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove wine1.7 winetricks playonlinux

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