Wine

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Wine is an open source implementation of the Windows API on top of X and OpenGL.

Wine emulates the Windows runtime environment by translating Windows system calls into POSIX-compliant system calls, recreating the directory structure of Windows systems, and providing alternative implementations of Windows system libraries, system services through wineserver.

Packages

Fedora’s Wine packages are split up to allow for smaller installations. The wine meta package will bring with it the most important components of Wine. Expert users may want to pick specific components from the list here.

The current versions of the Wine packages can also be seen on the Fedora packages application.

Bugs and problems

Before reporting bugs against Wine please make sure your system is fully up to date.

dnf upgrade

Also check if a newer version is available in the updates-testing repository.

dnf --enablerepo=updates-testing update wine

If you are using the proprietary graphics drivers please remove them from your system and try again, as they are known to cause problems.

When debugging Wine, your goal is to determine if the issue is one of code functionality or packaging in Fedora.

Check the Wine Application Database to see if your application is supported, or if there are known issues that match yours. Anything that falls into this category is a bug in upstream code functionality.

The next step is to see if the problem persists with a clean ~/.wine folder. To try this without losing your old configuration:

mv ~/.wine ~/.wine-save

Afterwards try to trigger the bug again. Your original wine folder can be restored with:

rm -fr ~/.wine; mv ~/.wine-save ~/.wine

If your application still does not work but has been working in a previous version of wine it is probably a regression. Consider filling a bug in the upstream Wine-staging bug tracking system.

Do not file bugs in the Winehq.org bugzilla unless told to do so.

If you really think that your bug is Fedora-related, file a bug against the Wine component in Fedora’s bug tracking system.