June 24, 2012

How to install iTunes 9 in Ubuntu

Most of the linux media players are all trying to emulate the look, feel, and features of Apple's iTunes player. But linux can also run most windows programs under the Wine utility.

There is a way of proven and tested 100% effective so that iTunes can be running on Ubuntu and here the only way to do it.
Below is my iTunes 9 running on Ubuntu 11.10 Gnome Shell Remix. 

OK, now follow these instructions:

Step 1, install the app wine, you can directly install the app wine via terminal
sudo apt-get install wine

Step 2, Configure by typing “winecfg” on terminal Follow these instructions:
  • Choose the Windows XP option in the Applications tab.
  • Select Autodetect in the Drivers tab.
  • Check the ALSA Driver and uncheck the OSS Driver in the Audio tab.
  • Click OK. Your changes will be saved.
Step 3, Download itunes 9
wget http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/content.info.apple.com/iTunes9/061-7894.20100219.Kgbhy/iTunesSetup.exe

Step 4, Install itunes 9 using WINE, on terminal type the command :

wine iTunesSetup.exe

Then follow the steps and the process of installing itunes to finish until the completion

Step 5, Once iTunes has been successfully installed, run the program using command:

wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/iTunes/iTunes.exe
Congratulations, You now have iTunes installed on Ubuntu 11.04 and ready tu use

Source: http://ubuntuportal.com/2011/09/how-to-install-itunes-9-on-ubuntu-11-04-natty-narwhal.html