Ubuntu: Instaling Zerodha Trader or zerodha PI


i have installed wine later tried instaling Zerdha trader (Nest) is opening but showing error, Pi is not at all opening.


To install Zerodha Pi you need,

  1. Microsoft .NET Framework 4(x86 and x64)
  2. Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Runtime Libraries(x86)
  3. Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Runtime Libraries(x86)

Step 1 :

First of all Install wine and winetricks.

wine : using ppa for latest version.

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa  sudo apt-get update  sudo apt-get install wine1.7  

winetricks :

sudo apt-get install winetricks  

Step 2 :

Most of the Windows apps work on 32 Bit. So you have to create a 32 Bit wineprefix by following commands,

rm -fr ~/.wine    export WINEARCH="win32"  export WINEPREFIX=~/.wine/  

Now you can install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.0 using winetricks as,

winetricks dotnet40  

Step 3:

I suppose you have already downloaded Zerodha Pi from Zerodha q-back office with the activation key. Extract pi.zip in the Downloads directory and you will get a directory pi. There you can find Pi_setup.exe. Run the following command to install it,

wine ~/Downloads/pi/Pi_setup.exe  

Before installing Pi you can see the system would install Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010.

At last step Pi will be installed and a desktop icon will be created. Just Log in with your credentials, answer those two security questions. Then Pi will ask for the activation key. Just put it to activate. Happy Trading.

For more information please look at,

  1. Running .Net 4.0 application with Wine

  2. How to install and configure Wine?

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