Arch Linux

How to Install WINE on Arch Linux

WINE is a free and open-source adaptable layer. Its main focus is to allow the application software and computer games that are developed for Microsoft Windows to run smoothly on Unix-like operating systems.

Now, you may wonder, what is UNIX? UNIX is a simple operating system. Since the 1970s, this OS has been further and further modified. So, a UNIX-like operating system is one that acts similarly to a UNIX system, but it does not necessarily behave the exact way. The open-source layer is the compatible layer that allows the source code to make it attainable so that it is easily accessible for any adjustments or improvements. One may also use it for reusability.

Wine runtime libraries are delivered by the snap called runtime, which is related to the WINE platform. Runtime is provided to the following varieties of snaps:

  • [Stable]
  • [Devel]
  • [Staging]

A base snap is also needed, here. It is one special type that provides the runtime-environment. It does so by giving a nominal set of libraries to typically most of the applications. Many other snaps are provided the necessity of a runtime base. And this particular runtime is provided by the snap through the content interface. So using this method, the snap developers and manufacturers of all the WINE snaps, they can leverage this base snap. Then, the connection to the WINE snaps is made possible.


WINE has been adapted to support all the latest features. The best features of WINE continue to become ever more stable over time. And it keeps getting even better by providing an innovative user experience, all while being ported to other operating systems. Over the passing years, many applications have expanded and transformed, and WINE is among them. Amazing and impressive features are all given by the WINE snap. The snap, which supplies excellent WINE runtime libraries, can be used by many other snaps to empower them.

Below is the list of other snaps that use WINE runtime libraries by courtesy of the “Primary Snap.” The WINE runtime libraries can be used via the following four snaps, provided by the snap:

This one present above, it is the cool one here.

It is actually the coolest.

It’s just good.

It tops all.

The snaps listed below can prove powerful when using this snap. The next snap includes:

  • anifx
  • irfanview
  • resourcehacker
  • utorrent
  • leagueoflegends
  • liveforspeed
  • cncra2yr
  • pspad
  • anituner
  • notepad3
  • multicommander
  • fooba2000
  • notepad-plus-plus
  • cncra
  • cnctsun
  • Winsnap

Note: This snap is not credible to run the WIN application on its own. Only the libraries and pkg release PATHS that are present via the Content interface are used.

Empowering snaps in Arch Linux & Introducing Wine-Stage Runtime 

Snaps are applications that are bundled with a set of conditions to run many well-known Linux conveyances from within a single build. They update automatically, on their own, and also turn back effortlessly.

The Snap Store is an application store with many customers that provides access to install snaps.

Empower snapd 

Snapd is the tool required by snap to use snaps on your system. You can install a snap with the help of the Arch User Repository (AUR). The manual build is the Arch-upheld introduction strategy for AUR bundles, and all the essentials must be installed before you can introduce any AUR bundle to your system. You can get the snap with the following command:

$ git clone

cd snapd

$ cd snapd

git clone

$ makepkg -si

makepkg si
Once it is done, the systemd unit that deals with the fundamental snap correspondence attachment should be empowered:

$ sudo systemctl enable --now snapd.socket

systemctl enable
To empower exemplary snap uphold, enter the accompanying to make a connection:

between/var/lib/snapd/snap and/snap:

$ sudo ln -s /var/lib/snapd/snap /snap

sudo ln -s
Now, you may either log out and back in once more, or restart your framework, to guarantee that the Snaps paths are refreshed effectively.

Introduce wine-stage Runtime 

To introduce wine-stage runtime, simply issue the following command:

$ sudo snap install wine-platform-runtime

install wine


That is all! If you followed the provided steps closely, then you should achieve similar results. I hope you have successfully accomplished this entire process on your own with the help of this guide.

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Younis Said

I am a freelancing software project developer, a software engineering graduate and a content writer. I love working with Linux and open-source software.