iTunes on Linux (Ubuntu)

Nomally iTunes and Ubuntu is a no-go, however using the latest wine from the Ubuntu it is possible out of the box – I’ really impressed of the wine project.

What you need

Check that you got the at least the following wine version:

$ dpkg -l | grep wine | awk '{ print $2, " ",$3}'
wine             1.1.29~winehq0~ubuntu~9.04-0ubuntu2
wine-gecko    1.0.0-0ubuntu1

If not, then install wine:

$ sudo aptitude install wine wine-gecko

Then download iTunes 8.x (important to download version 8.x otherwise it doesn’t work out of the box)

$ wget wget http://appldnld.apple.com.edgesuite.net/content.info.apple.com/iTunes8/061-6717.20090715.XsE4R/iTunesSetup.exe

Then just run the install process
$ wine iTunesSetup.exe

And finally start iTunes.