How do i install Wine?

Hi, i read about this Wine applicattion , it seems interesting coz i can install windows appl with it, but how do i start?is there any easy step by step that can i follow, i’m very new with this open suse 10.3
Thanks in advance.

Geoff’s Linux tips - wine

go to computer, or the right side under system click install software. Search for wine. Click the check box on wine, click the accepted button

Hey Kuszmania,

Wine is a great program for running Window’s programs on Linux, and it’s really easy to pick up if you are a past Windows user. The tutorial that Caf posted above is a great tutorial for learning how to install Wine and use it. Since you said that you are new to OpenSUSE, I hope I can help explain the concept of installing packages, specifically Wine, in OpenSUSE. The idea behind installing packages is that you first add a repository, which is simply a directory on a server. When YaST Install (the package management tool on OpenSUSE) sees a newer version of the package available in the repository than on your system, you will have the option to update the package, and very easily, too. Therefore, the first step to installing Wine is to add the repository:

Adding Wine Repository (OpenSUSE 10.3)

  1. Open YaST under the applications window

  2. Enter your root password when prompted

  3. Click Software Repositories
    under the Software heading

  4. Click the Add

  5. Select Specific URL…

  6. Enter
    into the URL field

  7. Enter a name, such as Wine emulator
    that clearly and concisely describes the repository

  8. Click the Next

  9. Import any GnuPG Public keys if necessary

  10. Click OK
    to close the repository manager

Now, this may sound confusing, but the version of Wine available in the Wine repository may not always be the most up-to-date, but the Wine repository provides may other useful packages that you may want to use in the future, so it is good to have the repository added under YaST. Now that you added the repository, it is time to add the Wine package itself, which can also be done through YaST:

Installing Wine (OpenSUSE 10.3)

  1. Open YaST
  2. Enter root password when prompted
  3. Click Software Management
    under the Software heading
  4. Enter wine
    into the search field
  5. Click the wine
    package and then click the Install button
  6. Click the Apply
  7. (the WIne package will now be downloaded and installed)

Now Wine is installed and ready to use on your system. The structure of Wine is very similar to that of Windows. The programs that you install under Wine are located in a Program Files directory, just like that in Windows. Installing a program under Wine is very easy and is shown in sufficient detail in the tutorial that Caf posted, so I don’t want to waste your time rewriting what is already there. To view the contents of the Program Files folder for Wine (to see what folders are present in the Program Files directory), simply open a terminal window under the applications window, and enter the following command into the terminal:

dir ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/

That will show the contents of Program Files folder (this is an example of the output for me):

username@linux-gdii:~> dir ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/
total 24
drwxr-xr-x  3 username users 4096 2009-05-27 16:24 Adobe
drwxr-xr-x  4 username users 4096 2009-06-23 21:58 Common Files
drwxr-xr-x  3 username users 4096 2009-06-29 22:24 Internet Explorer
drwxr-xr-x 14 username users 4096 2009-06-23 21:46 Steam
drwxr-xr-x  3 username users 4096 2009-06-23 21:58 Ventrilo
drwxr-xr-x  9 username users 4096 2009-05-23 11:51 Warcraft III

Each of the columns above have their own meaning, but I don’t want to bog you down in understanding what each of those mean at the moment and draw you away from the true purpose of this post, but if you have any questions on the concepts that make up OpenSUSE, you can refer to the OpenSUSE Concept page. If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask them.

Hope this helps! :slight_smile:

thanks guys…it all help alot.