iTunes is a media player that is available only for Windows and Mac OS X but also can be run in Linux with Wine. Certainly we’re interested in latter operating system :). The following manual shows how to get iTunes 7.2 running in Linux with wine 0.9.45.
To install latest version of wine download corresponding binary package for you Linux distribution from here. Packages for Ubuntu Feisty are available here.
- Install deb package:
sudo dpkg -i wine_0.9.45~winehq0~ubuntu~7.04-1_i386.deb
- Configure by running
winecfg command in terminal
- In Applications tab, choose Windows XP option.
- In Drivers tab, click Autodetect button.
- In Audio tab, check ALSA Driver and uncheck OSS Driver.
Then click OK button.
After wine is installed we should get latest iTunes from here and get it installed.
- Run in terminal:
- Install iTunes as you do it in Windows or Mac OS X
- Run it with command:
wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/iTunes/iTunes.exe
Screenshot is taken from here.
Update: recently I came across really comprehensive post about how to run iTunes in Ubuntu/Linux. The author tells there about all known approaches to gain access to iTunes under Ubuntu/Linux. The post can be found here.