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How to Install Wine on Manjaro


Wine versions available and installation options

Install Wine using Terminal commands

Graphical installation of Wine

Wine versions available and installation options

The versions of Wine that are available from the Manjaro repositories are Wine Development and Wine Staging. Wine Stable is not supported.

Installation of the available versions of Wine can be done using either Terminal commands or the desktop Add/Remove Software app. Use whichever method you are most comfortable with.

Install Wine using Terminal commands

Open a Terminal window and do a full system upgrade.

$ sudo pacman -Syu

Next, install Wine along with Wine Mono (needed to substitute for Microsoft's .NET Framework) and Wine Gecko (needed to substitute for Microsoft's Internet Explorer).

The next command will install Wine Development. If you prefer Wine Staging, replace wine with wine-staging.

Note that pamac, not pacman, is doing the installation. This is so you can select all optional dependencies of Wine for installation.

When asked to choose optional dependencies, enter the number of each dependency separated by commas, like this (but there may be more or less than 18).

Enter a selection (default=none): 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18

$ sudo pamac install wine wine-mono wine-gecko

As soon as installation of all packages is complete, issue the following command to verify a successful installation.

$ wine --version

Optional If you want to add Winetricks (an app with a graphical interface for working with Wine, Window Icon) or PlayOnLInux (an app with a graphical frontend for Wine), they can be installed with these commands.

$ sudo pacman -S winetricks

$ sudo pacman -S playonlinux

Graphical installation of Wine

Locate Manjaro's Add/Remove Software app, and search using the keyword wine.

In the window that opens, select from the following mandatory and optional packages by clicking the corresponding Install button on the right.

After making your selections, click Apply.

When told to "Choose optional dependencies", click each one to select it.

Then click "Choose".

When asked to authenticate, enter your login password and click Authenticate.

When the "Transaction Summary" appears, click Apply.

Wait for installation to complete.

As soon as installation of all packages is complete, open a Terminal window and issue the following command to verify a successful installation.

$ wine --version

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F.M.September 15, 2020

Thanks. For the first time after many months I was able to succeed. I installed Wine and it is working fine, better than I ever expected. I use Manjaro. Thanks again.