PlayOnLinux 4.3 Released with POL 5 Winebuild Compatibility

November 20, 2018

PlayOnLinux, a graphical frontend for the Wine software compatibility layer which allows Linux to install Windows-based applications, released version 4.3 a few days ago.

While Phoenicis PlayOnLinux 5 is currently under development, the POL 4.3 is a bug-fix release that also brings Phoenicis (POL 5) winebuild compatibility. POL 4 winebuilds will be deprecated.

To install PlayOnLinux 4.3, download the official .deb package:

Download PlayonLinux DEB

You can also add the PlayOnLinux apt repository via following steps:

1 Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command to install the keyring:

wget -q "" -O- | sudo apt-key add -

Type user password (no asterisks feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

2. Then add PlayOnLinux repository which so far supports for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04.

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc) main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list'

For Linux Mint, replace $(lsb_release -sc) with xenial for Mint 18.x, bionic for Mint 19 in the command.

3. Finally either upgrade PlayOnLinux via Software Updater or install it via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install playonlinux


To remove PlayOnLinux, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove playonlinux

To remove the apt repository, go to Software & Updates -> Other Software.

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4 responses to PlayOnLinux 4.3 Released with POL 5 Winebuild Compatibility

  1. Typo: “To install PlayOnLinux 4.1.3” ;-)

  2. Hi, excuseme my english is not very good, I had problems with Playonlinux`s install. I tried run it, and sent my back ” library Opengl 32 is not found” please need a solution.