Installing and configuring Wine

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>> How to run Reaper in Wine on Linux


Installing Wine

Again the easiest option is to install Wine from your distribution's repositories. Some distributions even feature an already wine-rt patched Wine.

  • Arch Linux: Arch Linux has an up to date patched Wine in its AUR (Arch User Repository): Either install it manually with makepkg or use an utility like yaourt to automate the process.
  • KXStudio: KXStudio's add on repositories overide your normal distribution's repositories and features an already patched Wine. Just add the repositories and install or update Wine.

Building from source and patching with wine-rt

These instructions are for installing a 32bit wine on a 32 or 64bit linux system, and they assume that you want to install Wine into /usr/local and the wine libs into /usr/local/lib32.


  1. Your system has all development tools installed
  2. Your system has has all the libraries and source code needed to build Wine installed, see:
  3. You have created a sub directory called src in your home directory
  4. You have downloaded a tarball of the Wine source code as well as the wine-rt patch there.

On the command line type the following:

  • cd ~/src - change to your source code directory
  • tar xjvf wine-x.x.xx.tar.bz2 - extract the archive into a sub directory (where the x's stand for the version number)
  • cd wine-x.x.xx - change into the Wine source directory
  • patch -Np1 -i ../wine-rt-101107.patch - patch the Wine source code
  • ./configure --prefix=/usr/local --libdir=/usr/local/lib32 - configure with the desired build options
  • make - build Wine
  • sudo make install - install on your system (optional, see Running Wine from the build directory)

Running Wine from the build directory

Configuring Wine

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