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


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 below:

name summary
wine-capi ISDN support for wine
wine-cms Color Management for wine
wine-core Wine core package
wine-devel Wine development environment
wine-ldap LDAP support for wine
wine-tools Additional wine tools
wine-twain Twain (image scanning) support for wine
wine-openal OpenAL sound support for wine
wine-pulseaudio PulseAudio support for wine
wine-alsa ALSA sound support for wine
wine-jack JACK sound support for wine
wine-esd ESD sound support for wine
wine-oss OSS sound support for wine
wine-nas NAS sound support for wine

Additional documentation is provided via the wine-docs package.

Available versions

Current versions of Wine in Fedora:

Fedora 12 1.1.38
Fedora 11 1.1.38
EPEL 5 1.0.1
EPEL 4 1.0.1

Newer versions may be available in the corresponding updates-testing repositories.

Bugs and Problems

Having trouble?
You may want to consult the list of current Fedora Wine Bugs.

Reporting Bugs

Before reporting bugs against wine please make sure your system is up-to-date.

yum upgrade

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

yum --enablerepo=updates-testing upgrade wine

Please make sure before reporting bugs that you have at least the wine meta package (+ dependencies) installed

Then check in the Wine Application Database [1] if your application is supported and the bug is a packaging bug and not a bug/missing feature in wine.

The next step is to check in the above list if your packaging bug has already been reported.

If you are using the proprietary graphic drivers from ati or nvidia please remove them from your system and try again as they are known to cause problems.

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

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. Take a look a the [2] wine application database and consider filling a bug in the winehq bugzilla [3] .

If you really think that your bug is packaging related file a bug against the wine component at [4] .

1. Installed wine version:
2. Installed wine subpackages:
3. Selinux mode:
4. Window Manager:

Steps to trigger the problem: