How to Install Wine 4.8 (Development Release) in Linux

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48 Responses

  1. jai shukla says:

    I got another type of error {cannot find L”C:\\windows\\system32\\-h.exe”} i am using 64bit kali linux

  2. otesan says:

    Please help, I am using Linux Ubuntu i have 32-bit and i am at the stage and it says this:

    configure: error: X development files not found. Wine will be built
    without X support, which probably isn't what you want. You will need
    to install development packages of Xlib at the very least.
    Use the --without-x option if you really want this.
  3. Federico says:

    Excellent guide, thank you very much!,
    I have tried it in Centos 7 and it worked, but I am trying to use wine it for a second time in a new Centos 7×64 and it sends me the following error:

    [[email protected] wine-1.9.19]$ ./configure -enable win64
    configure: error: unrecognized option: `-enable’
    Try `./configure –help’ for more information
    [[email protected] wine-1.9.19]$ ./configure –enable-win64
    checking build system type… x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
    checking host system type… x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
    checking whether make sets $(MAKE)… yes
    checking for gcc… gcc
    checking whether the C compiler works… no
    configure: error: in `/tmp/wine-1.9.19′:
    configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
    See `config.log’ for more details

    content of config.log
    This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
    running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.

    It was created by Wine configure 1.9.19, which was
    generated by GNU Autoconf 2.69. Invocation command line was

    $ ./configure –enable-win64

    ## ——— ##
    ## Platform. ##
    ## ——— ##

    hostname =
    uname -m = x86_64
    uname -r = 3.10.0-514.2.2.el7.x86_64
    uname -s = Linux
    uname -v = #1 SMP Tue Dec 6 23:06:41 UTC 2016

    /usr/bin/uname -p = x86_64
    /bin/uname -X = unknown

    /bin/arch = x86_64
    /usr/bin/arch -k = unknown
    /usr/convex/getsysinfo = unknown
    /usr/bin/hostinfo = unknown
    /bin/machine = unknown
    /usr/bin/oslevel = unknown
    /bin/universe = unknown

    PATH: /usr/local/bin
    PATH: /bin
    PATH: /usr/bin
    PATH: /usr/local/sbin
    PATH: /usr/sbin
    PATH: /home/fede/.local/bin
    PATH: /home/fede/bin

    ## ———– ##
    ## Core tests. ##
    ## ———– ##

    configure:3679: checking build system type

    configure: exit 77

    • Ravi Saive says:


      It seems you compiling 64-bit binaries into 32-bit system, please check your Fedora system architecture before compiling, if you don’t know how to check system architecture, read this article Find Linux System Architecture.

      Once you know your system architecture, you can use appropriate instructions to install wine..

  4. matimy says:

    I have Kali Linux 2.0 64-bit when i write ./configure –enable-win64 this will happen.

    configure: error: FreeType 64-bit development files not found. Fonts will not be built.
    Use the --without-freetype option if you really want this.
    • Ravi Saive says:


      Please install freetype development libraries before compiling wine on Kali Linux..

      # yum install freetype-devel
      $ sudo apt-get install freetype-devel
  5. Marcelo says:

    Ign DISTRO/main Translation-en
    Downloaded 1,211 kB in 21s ( 55.4 kB / s)
    W : Failed to fetch HttpError404

    E: Failed to download some index files . They were ignored or older were used instead .

  6. Brian says:

    Well these directions are crap! All it did was install it without any shortcuts or anyway to start and run it! I am so sick of half brained people only providing half directions! If your not going to produce full directions then don’t add any!

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Directions are perfect and till now no any issues, if you are looking Windows kind of shortcuts after install, then I recommend you to stick with Windows..

  7. Rakesh Sharma says:

    I have 32 bit os red hat
    after extract the wine-1.9.0.tar.bz2 On desktop
    I type cmds:
    cd wine-1.9.0/
    And Then

    thats it
    then after I get the error.
    Errors I have written in previous comment.
    please help

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Just install Development Tools as shown:

      # yum groupinstall "Development tools"
      # yum install gcc

      and then try to run the compile command again, it will work without any errors.

  8. Rakesh Sharma says:

    I follow all these steps but can’t install wine.
    I have download wine-1.9.0.tar.bz2
    on Linux red hat 6
    I am following these cmds:
    checking for gcc …
    checking for CC ……no
    checking for cl.exe… no
    but configure :error: in ‘/home/user/desktop/wine-1.9.0’:
    configure: error: no acceptable C compiler found in $PATH

  9. devan says:

    i was dowload wine-1.9.7.tar.bz2 from their site and extract to install it?

    • Ravi Saive says:


      The instructions on how to install wine already explained neatly in this article, have you gone through the all the steps listed in this article?

  10. rafeeque says:

    How to install wine-gecko in redhat linux?

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