PlayonLinux is a piece of software which allows you to easily install and use numerous games and apps designed to run with Windows on Linux.
It proves to be a very handy tool when comes when it comes to use softwares or to play games on our favorite OS. Linux ❤
Lets install PlayonLinux today !
Since PlayOnLinux relies on Wine, we must have Wine installed on our system first. So lets install wine first. Its pretty easy.
- If you are on 64-bit system: (Note: This is for Debian users)
$ sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine-bin:i386
- For 32-bit system:
$ sudo apt-get install wine
Awesome, we now have wine ready 😉
So, now head to install playonlinux:
$ sudo apt-get install playonlinux
But sometimes, we get an error like I got (PS: Sorry, I forgot to take the screen shot) as :
Note: You can skip this step to end, if you have not occurred this error.
Error: Packages for playonlinux are not found.
It is certainly possible that we need to enable Contrib and Non-free Repositories in our Debian. If you want to install any non-free package maintained by Debian, you need to enable contrib and non–free repositories. To do so, again we need to head to sources.list in /etc/apt/ folder. (As mentioned in last post, use su to edit sources.list file).
We need to enable the comment line of main and contrib non-free.
This is what it looks like earlier:
Now, after removing the comments (You may need to add extra-lines, Follow the image ):
This is what I have added:
# jessie-updates, previously known as ‘volatile’
deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ jessie-updates main contrib non-free
Save it. Now, you can easily install any non-free package. As in our case, playonLinux.
Now run :
$ sudo apt-get install playonlinx
Press Y to confirm, and it will install your playonlinux.
You now have playonlinux ready on your system.