Oct 19, 2012

How to Install iTunes on Ubuntu 12.04 and 12.10


Actually, Apple provider has not provided Linux version for iTunes yet. In some case, it makes Linux users are being confused for managing their audio files on iPhone, iPod and iPad.  The available applications running on Linux which can run iTunes function are totally replacing it function.

Using the emulation application called PlayOnLinux, now fortunately, allows you to run iTunes on Linux. This emulator application can be installed in various Linux, such as Fedora, Mandriva, Ubuntu, and Linux Mint. This guide will focus on how to do it on ubuntu.


The first step to have iTunes on Ubuntu computer is PlayOnLinux installation. The easy step to do it is by running this command on terminal:
sudo apt-get install playonlinux
In case that you can't install this application, please check you repository. You need to add PPA or the specific repository to get PlayOnLinux. PPA or repository will be different according to Ubuntu version. To add PPA manually, run this commands according to your version:

a. Ubuntu Squezee

wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | apt-key add -
wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_squeeze.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
apt-get update
apt-get install playonlinux

b. Ubuntu Lenny
wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | apt-key add -
wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_lenny.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
apt-get update
apt-get install playonlinux
Once you installed PlayOnLinux, go ahead other steps. Get iTunes installer from the main website. After downloading, please move the installer to home for easier installation process.



Actually you only need to click installer to install iTunes. If fail to install it related to permission issue, type this command to set the installer as executable file:

sudo chmod +x YourFileName
Once you finished, you have click the iTunes Installer, and you will see installation process.



Click next and follow the next instruction:




Once you did, you can now use iTunes. Open your menu tabs, and fine "iTunes" menu on Wine.

Enjoy.

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