How to Install PlayOnLinux 4.2.2 in Ubuntu Linux Mint

January 1, 2014

Install PlayOnLinux Ubuntu

PlayOnLinux, the graphical front-end of Wine has reached version 4.2.2. As you may know, PlayOnLinux provides a clean, user friendly interface for Linux users to install and use Windows applications and games.

PlayOnLinux is a free software based on wine and you don’t have to own a Windows® license to use it. The latest version 4.2.2 was released on 31 Dec 2013. ChangeLog is available in the source code.

PlayOnLinux main window, installed app listed here

PlayOnLinux main window, installed app listed here

PlayOnLinux lists all available apps

PlayOnLinux lists all available apps

Install PlayOnLinux:

To get PlayOnLinux working, we must install wine:i386 for Ubuntu 12.04 and higher.

Install Wine:

To install the stable version of wine, press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal and then run below command:

sudo apt-get install wine:i386

If you would like to install Wine with latest new features, run below commands one by one in terminal to install Wine 1.7 from PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.7:i386

Install PlayOnLinux

Two ways:

1. Download and install the package:

PlayOnLinux_4.2.2.deb

2. Or run below commands one by one to get it from repository:

wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -

sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install playonlinux

Change precise (Ubuntu 12.04) to your system release code name, such as saucy (Ubuntu 13.10), raring (Ubuntu 13.04).

PlayOnLinux Homepage

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3 responses to How to Install PlayOnLinux 4.2.2 in Ubuntu Linux Mint

  1. Good guide on installing i386 wine and POL, A lot of people might not have known how simple it is. I dunno, it seems like laziness to me that the POL staff doesn’t do this by default with the installation of POL. Anyways, good guide!

  2. You are a God-send to neophytes like me!!! Thank you so very much for explaining this installation in such simple terms.

    Keep up the excellent work!!!!!

    Sam.
    (Australia).

  3. hi , i get this error when trying to install wine

    sudo apt-get install wine:i386

    Certains paquets ne peuvent être installés. Ceci peut signifier
    que vous avez demandé l’impossible, ou bien, si vous utilisez
    la distribution unstable, que certains paquets n’ont pas encore
    été créés ou ne sont pas sortis d’Incoming.
    L’information suivante devrait vous aider à résoudre la situation :

    Les paquets suivants contiennent des dépendances non satisfaites :
    wine:i386 : Dépend: wine1.6:i386 mais ne sera pas installé ou
    wine1.7:i386 mais ne sera pas installé
    E: Impossible de corriger les problèmes, des paquets défectueux sont en mode « garder en l’état ».

    any hinst please