How To Install PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 On Ubuntu 14.10, 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 4.2.6, which has been recently released, coming with the below fixes:

  • Use $ POL_TERM more Consistently, allow POL_TERM global configuration override. Beware, the carrier must terminal -T and -e options, so gnome-terminal Does not Qualify (gnome-terminal.wrapper Does though)
  • Add a function to compute a hash of a POL_Wine_VersionSignature Wine Package
  • Python version string extraction hardening
  • POL_System_PartInfo APPROBATION thru mount filesystems point INSTEAD of device (Btrfs subvolumes compatibility)
  • Modify bash / document_reader to pass extra arguments Unchanged
  • Remove “skipped lines” messages When The debugger gets the focus back
  • POL_Shortcut: do not overwrite $ binary logging to Improve
  • mainwindow: make boxen alert child of the main window So They can not get lost behind –other windows
  • Prevent POL_Download_Resource clobbering $ APP_ANSWER
  • Critical error: wget throwing SSL error when Install Components uses wget

 how to install PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2

In this article I will show you how to install PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 on Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Linux Mint 17 Qiana, Linux Mint 13 Maya, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Elementary OS 0.2 Luna, Pinguy OS 14.04, LXLE 14.04, Peppermint Five, Deepin 2014, Linux Lite 2, 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 14.10, 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 4.2.6.

How to install PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 on Ubuntu 14.10 and derivative systems:

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

How to install PlayOnLinux 4.2.6 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 4.2.6 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 14.10, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and derivative systems, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove wine1.7 winetricks playonlinux

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