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MetaTrader 5 on Linux
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:
This command downloads the script, makes it executable and runs it. You only need to enter your account password to allow installation.
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.
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:
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:
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
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hi team please can any help, i'm having issues with my mt5 terminal [ Always closing itself ]
Running with WINE on ubuntu system.
Unfortunately, on the date that I posted this, the Debian script was not worked for Debian 11 Bullseye
I noticed that there is a code line need to be modified.
You can make your own shell script by using your text editor first.
Then, type/insert below lines.
Save the shell script, then make it executable
Finally you can install the Metatrader 5 on Debian 11 Bullseye.
If MetaQuotes's admin read this post, the failure is because winehq repository sources are looking the public key to directory `/etc/apt/keyrings` instead of `/usr/share/keyrings`.
So we need to pass it to correct directory in order the winehq can be installed successfully.