How to Install Wine 1.5.28 on Fedora 18 / 17 / 16

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The latest installation instructions for Wine

Hello Linux Geeksters.

In this article I will show you how to install Wine on Fedora 18, Fedora 17 and Fedora 16.

Wine is an open source app that enables users to run Windows applications on Linux and Unix operating systems. The version we install in this guide is WineHQ 1.5.28.

Follow this steps for a successful installation:

Step 1. Install some dependencies:

$ sudo yum -y groupinstall 'Development Tools'
$ sudo yum -y install libX11-devel freetype-devel

Step 2. Download wine from sourceforge:

$ wget

Step 3. Extract the archive and cd into it:

$ tar -xvf wine-1.5.28.tar.bz2
$ cd wine-1.5.28/

Step 4. Install wine:

$ ./tools/wineinstall

This is it, enjoy.

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One comment on “How to Install Wine 1.5.28 on Fedora 18 / 17 / 16
  1. China Mike says:

    Great instructions, only one critique. My system has dual processors, 1000 MB ram, decent HD, only–this install is STILL running! I checked my web history to get an idea of when I actually began the install, here is my estimate:
    according to my web history, I found and used your page instructions from 4:19 pm
    Terminal is STILL running and it is 5:27 pm ! YIKES!

    So you may wish to add to this that installing this Wine version on a decent system STILL takes a rather long time! =D

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