Installing WINE on Slackware64

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Installing WINE on Slackware64

December 5, 2015 | Article | No Comments

WINE (originally an acronym for “WINE Is Not an Emulator”) is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows application on several POSIC-compliant operating system, sych as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing user to cleanly integrate Windows applications into desktop.

This article will discuss about installing WINE on Slackware64. In this article we will use wine binary version 1.5.22 (development). And fortunately, WINE support Slackware and provide an installer for Slackware.

Now download the binary from sourceforge.

Once package is downloaded, do installation with:

upgradepkg --install-new wine-*.txz

Great! You have install WINE. To check wether WINE is installed or not, do invoke it.

wine --version

And make sure the version is 1.5.22.

To run Windows application, simply run wine with the app you want to run as argument and optionally arguments for that app. For example you want to run A.exe then I will issue:

wine A.exe

And done! Happy hacking!


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