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RufzXP on Ubuntu 21
- Download latest RufzXP, self extracting installer version (exe) https://www.rufzxp.net/
Check installed architectures
- Verify 64-bit architecture. The following command should respond with “amd64”.
- See if 32-bit architecture is installed. The following command should respond with “i386”.
- If “i386” is not displayed, execute the following.
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
- Recheck with.
Add the WineHQ Ubuntu repository
- Open a terminal and go to your Downloads directory.
- Get and install the repository key.
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key sudo -H gpg -o /etc/apt/trusted.gpg.d/winehq.key.gpg --dearmor winehq.key
- Add the repository.
sudo add-apt-repository "deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ $(lsb_release -sc) main"
- Update the package database.
sudo apt update
- The next command will install Wine Stable. If you prefer Wine Development or Wine Staging, replace winehq-stable with either winehq-devel or with winehq-staging.
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
- Verify the installation succeeded
- The default Wine configuration prepares Wine as a Windows 7 environment, which is good for some older Windows apps, but many contemporary apps will be better matched to Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. In addition, other configuration options may be significant.
- To bring up Wine's configuration panel, open a Terminal window and execute winecfg. When prompted, set your preferred version of Windows and accept all offers to install Mono and Gecko.
- Depending on the version of Wine, Gecko may need to be installed twice (for 32-bit and for 64-bit) or not at all. (Wine 6.0.2 will install Gecko twice. Wine 6.17 and later will not ask to install Gecko, but a Windows app that needs Gecko will, during installation, prompt to be allowed to install it.)
- If you are creating custom Wine prefixes, this configuration must be repeated for each prefix.
Two simple tests
- Just for fun, or to see Wine in action. Display a simple clock.
- Run Wine's builtin web browser.
- Install winetricks.
sudo apt install winetricks
- Update winetricks.
sudo winetricks --self-update
- Create a 32 bit prefix.
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-rufzxp" WINEARCH=win32 wine winecfg
- Install .NET 2.0.
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-rufzxp" winetricks dotnet20sp2
- Go to your Downloads directory.
- Start the RufzXP installer.
WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine-rufzxp" wine rufzxp_fw2_0_setup_1_1_2.exe
- Allow launching using the desktop icon. Click right on the icon and select 'Allow launching'.
- Start RufzXP by double clicking the RufzXP icon.
- You can delete the lnk file, it is not needed.
rufzxp_ubuntu.txt · Last modified: 2021/12/18 10:48 by admin