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MetaTrader 5 on Linux

MetaTrader 5 on Linux

MetaTrader 5Trading | 18 January 2013, 07:18
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In this article, we demonstrate how to install MetaTrader 5 on popular Linux versions, Ubuntu and Debian. These systems are widely used on companies’ server hardware as well as on traders’ personal computers.


Installing the platform with one command

MetaTrader 5 runs on Linux using Wine. Wine is a free compatibility layer that allows application software developed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems.

We have prepared a special script to make the installation process as simple as possible. The script will automatically detect your system version, based on which it will download and install the appropriate Wine package. After that, it will download and run the platform installer.

To start the installation, open the command line (Terminal) and specify the relevant command:

For Ubuntu:

wget https://download.mql5.com/cdn/web/metaquotes.software.corp/mt5/mt5ubuntu.sh ; chmod +x mt5ubuntu.sh ; ./mt5ubuntu.sh

For Debian:

wget https://download.mql5.com/cdn/web/metaquotes.software.corp/mt5/mt5debian.sh ; chmod +x mt5debian.sh ; ./mt5debian.sh

This command downloads the script, makes it executable and runs it. You only need to enter your account password to allow installation.

Installing Wine and MetaTrader 5 with a single command


If you are prompted to install additional Wine packages (Mono, Gecko), please agree, as these packages are required for platform operation. The MetaTrader 5 installer will launch after that. Once you complete the standard steps, the platform is ready to go.

The MetaTrader 5 platform is ready to run on Linux


Install updates in a timely manner

It is highly recommended to always use the latest versions of the operating system and Wine. Timely updates increase platform operation stability and improve performance.

To update Wine, open a command prompt and type the following command:

sudo apt update ; sudo apt upgrade

For further information, please visit the official Wine website.


MetaTrader 5 Data Directory

Wine creates a separate virtual logical drive with the necessary environment for every installed program. The default path of the installed terminal data folder is as follows:

Home directory\.mt5\drive_c\Program Files\MetaTrader 5


Use MetaTrader 5 on Linux: install with a single command and enjoy all the platform features.

Translated from Russian by MetaQuotes Ltd.
Original article: https://www.mql5.com/ru/articles/625

Last comments | Go to discussion (98)
Dominik Egert
Dominik Egert | 29 Jul 2023 at 13:05
WStranger #:

I delete it manually from a chart or stop it with debugger - result is the same in both cases.

Do you have any specs or code sample explaining how to do this properly? Because MQL5 spec says otherwise. Also my experince says otherwise: I'm using .NET libraries in multiple MQL5 projects and it works as expected in Windows 8.1/10/11.

EDIT:

Dominik Egert
Dominik Egert | 29 Jul 2023 at 13:13
WStranger #:

I delete it manually from a chart or stop it with debugger - result is the same in both cases.

Do you have any specs or code sample explaining how to do this properly? Because MQL5 spec says otherwise. Also my experince says otherwise: I'm using .NET libraries in multiple MQL5 projects and it works as expected in Windows 8.1/10/11.
What you will probably find is that the DLL is not detached from the terminating process.

I had been struggling with this issue with mysqlclient.dll and could figure out, strategy tester does not clean detach the DLL. Much more it seems Terminal is actually loading the DLL, and that's where it stays loaded.

Please do some research on this, because I cannot confirm on older client versions anymore, as they don't work as of today. Therefore I have currently no possibility to reproduce the issue from back then.
WStranger
WStranger | 31 Jul 2023 at 13:30
Dominik Christian Egert #:
What you will probably find is that the DLL is not detached from the terminating process.

I had been struggling with this issue with mysqlclient.dll and could figure out, strategy tester does not clean detach the DLL. Much more it seems Terminal is actually loading the DLL, and that's where it stays loaded.

Please do some research on this, because I cannot confirm on older client versions anymore, as they don't work as of today. Therefore I have currently no possibility to reproduce the issue from back then.
Shame on me. I figured out that .NET Framework was not properly installed on the Wine prefix where I run the Metatrader 5 terminal. After reinstalling it, the DLL problem was resolved.
Thanks for your help anyway!
Dominik Egert
Dominik Egert | 31 Jul 2023 at 17:48
WStranger #:
Shame on me. I figured out that .NET Framework was not properly installed on the Wine prefix where I run the Metatrader 5 terminal. After reinstalling it, the DLL problem was resolved.
Thanks for your help anyway!
Well, thank you for reporting back, I didn't know that.
samy Salah
samy Salah | 1 Dec 2023 at 07:08

How come!!! MetaTrader the most used and the basic software for every broker in the world and you still cannot program the software for multiple operating systems!!!

Why should I use Wine to run MetaTrader!!!

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