Windows plugins in Linux browsers
13 Dec 2014 15:23 CET  written by Pipelight Team
Installation - Ubuntu

We have prepared a PPA archive for Ubuntu which provides you with prebuilt binarys and automatic updates. It contains Pipelight and our patched wine version, which is installed to a separate location and won't conflict with your regular wine installation. Simply use apt-get to install Pipelight and the package system will take of all required dependencies.

Just type the following commands in your terminal to add the repository and to install pipelight-multi package:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends pipelight-multi
sudo pipelight-plugin --update

The installation of pipelight/pipelight-multi will also install the Microsoft core fonts as they are required by Silverlight. If you don't have them yet, you will be asked to accept a license agreement during the installation (Just press TAB and ENTER to accept it). The core fonts package is only available in the multiverse repository, which is enabled by default on newer Ubuntu versions, but if this is not the case for your installation / distribution take a look at this question on how to enable it.

Depending on your Ubuntu version, it is possible that AppArmor is enabled and set to enforce mode for Firefox. This breaks Pipelight since the default Firefox AppArmor profile prevents the execution of 3rd party programs while Pipelight needs to start Wine. Take a look at this description to find out whether you are affected by this problem and how to solve it.

Now you have the necessary packages installed and you can continue by enabling plugins.

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