Installation

Alpine Linux

You can install wslu on Alpine Linux 3.12+ with the following command:

sudo apk add wslu

Arch Linux

You can install wslu with the following methods:

  1. If not done so, initial pacman-key with pacman-key --init;
  2. download the WSL Utilities Package Signing Key from our website and import it into pacman:
wget https://pkg.wslutiliti.es/public.key
pacman-key --add public.key
  1. Locally sign the key with pacman-key --lsign-key 2D4C887EB08424F157151C493DD50AA7E055D853;
  2. add the following content in your /etc/pacman.conf:
[wslutilities]
Server = https://pkg.wslutiliti.es/arch/
  1. run pacman -Sy && pacman -S wslu to install.

CentOS 7

sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/CentOS_7/home:wslutilities.repo
sudo yum install wslu

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7/Oracle Linux 7

sudo yum-config-manager --add-repo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/RHEL_7/home:wslutilities.repo
sudo yum install wslu

Debian

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo apt install gnupg2 apt-transport-https
wget -O - https://pkg.wslutiliti.es/public.key | sudo gpg -o /usr/share/keyrings/wslu-archive-keyring.pgp --dearmor

# Debian 10
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/wslu-archive-keyring.pgp] https://pkg.wslutiliti.es/debian buster main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wslu.list
# Debian 11
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/wslu-archive-keyring.pgp] https://pkg.wslutiliti.es/debian bullseye main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wslu.list
# Debian 12
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/wslu-archive-keyring.pgp] https://pkg.wslutiliti.es/debian bookworm main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wslu.list


sudo apt update
sudo apt install wslu

Fedora and CentOS/RHEL/Oracle Linux/AlmaLinux/Rocky Linux 8+


# for CentOS/RHEL 8 only
sudo dnf install epel-release dnf-plugins-core
sudo dnf config-manager --set-enabled PowerTools

sudo dnf copr enable wslutilities/wslu
sudo dnf install wslu

Fedora Remix for WSL

Preinstalled.

Kali Linux

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo apt install gnupg2 apt-transport-https
wget -O - https://pkg.wslutiliti.es/public.key | sudo gpg -o /usr/share/keyrings/wslu-archive-keyring.pgp --dearmor
echo "deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/wslu-archive-keyring.pgp] https://pkg.wslutiliti.es/kali kali-rolling main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wslu.list
sudo apt update
sudo apt install wslu

Pengwin

Preinstalled.

Pengwin Enterprise 7

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo yum install wslu

Pengwin Enterprise 8

Add the EPEL repository:

sudo dnf install -y epel-release

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo dnf install -y wslu

Ubuntu

INFO

For Ubuntu universe version, you should only report bug at Launchpadopen in new window; for the PPA version, you should report bugs at the GitHub issues.

WARNING

Starting from Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu on WSL no longer bundled with wslu. Please install the PPA version.

Preinstalled before Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. On older installations of Ubuntu please install ubuntu-wsl that depends on wslu:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install ubuntu-wsl

To install the latest version of wslu, you can install via our PPA: https://launchpad.net/~wslutilities/+archive/ubuntu/wsluopen in new window

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wslutilities/wslu
sudo apt update
sudo apt install wslu

OpenSUSE

You can install wslu with the following command:

Leap

SUSE_VERSION="$(grep VERSION= /etc/os-release | sed -e s/VERSION=//g -e s/\"//g -e s/-/_/g)"
sudo zypper addrepo https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/wslutilities/wslu/repo/opensuse-leap-${SUSE_VERSION}/wslutilities-wslu-opensuse-leap-${SUSE_VERSION}.repo
sudo zypper up
sudo zypper in wslu

Tumbleweed

sudo zypper addrepo https://copr.fedorainfracloud.org/coprs/wslutilities/wslu/repo/opensuse-tumbleweed/wslutilities-wslu-opensuse-tumbleweed.repo
sudo zypper up
sudo zypper in wslu

SUSE Linux Enperprise Server

12 SP5

sudo zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/SLE_12_SP5/home:wslutilities.repo
sudo zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/graphics/SLE_12_SP5/graphics.repo
sudo zypper up
sudo zypper in wslu

15

sudo zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/wslutilities/SLE_15/home:wslutilities.repo
sudo zypper addrepo https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/graphics/SLE_15_SP3/graphics.repo
sudo zypper up
sudo zypper in wslu

Void Linux

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo xbps-install wslu

Clear Linux

You can install wslu with the following command:

sudo swupd 3rd-party add wslutilities https://pkg.wslutiliti.es/clearlinux
sudo swupd 3rd-party bundle-add wslu

Other distributions

⚠ Not Recommend

curl | bash method is not secure. Related articleopen in new window

You can install wslu with the following command on your preferred distribution: curl -sL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/wslutilities/wslu/master/extras/scripts/wslu-install | bash

For Older Versions

Install from wsl-translinux

wslu is part of wsl-translinuxopen in new window apt repository.

Following the guidelines Hereopen in new window to add the repository. Then you can simply run sudo apt install wslu to install wslu.

However, with lack of support, I moved my packages to my own apt repository.

Install version 1.2

git clone --branch v1.2 https://github.com/patrick330602/wslu.git ~/.wslu
cd ~/.wslu
./configure -i

Install version 1.1/1.0

git clone --branch v1.1 https://github.com/patrick330602/wslu.git
#for 1.0: change 1.1 to 1.0
cd wslu
sudo make install

To uninstall, run sudo make uninstall

Install pre-releases

directly run wslu-dev after cloning.