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How to Install Wine 4.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 & 16.04 LTS

Posted by: Precise Management Systems Limited
Category: Technology, Tutorials

Wine 4.0 Stable Released. Wine team has announced the latest stable release 4.0.1 on May 15, 2019. Its source code is available for download from its official site. You may also use the package manager to install wine. Wine is an Open Source implementation of the Windows API and will always be free software. Approximately half of the source code is written by its volunteers, and remaining effort sponsored by commercial interests, especially CodeWeavers.

This article will help you to install Wine 4.0 Stable Release on Ubuntu 18.10, 18.04 LTS & 16.04 LTS systems using the apt-get package manager.

Step 1 – Setup PPA

First of all, If you are running with 64-bit system enable 32-bit architecture. Also, install the key which was used to sign packages of wine.

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -

Use one of the following commands to enable Wine apt repository in your system based on your operating system and version.

###  Ubuntu 19.04 
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb disco main'

###  Ubuntu 18.04 
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb bionic main'

###  Ubuntu 16.04 
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb xenial main'

Step 2 – Install Wine on Ubuntu

Use below commands to install Wine packages from the apt repository. The –install-recommends option will install all the recommended packages by winehq stable versions on your Ubuntu system.

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable

If you face unmet dependencies error during installation, use the following commands to install winehq using aptitude.

sudo apt-get install aptitude
sudo aptitude install winehq-stable

Step 3 – Check Wine Version

Wine installation successfully completed. Use the following command to check the version of wine installed on your system.

wine --version

How to Use Wine (Optional)?

To use wine we need to login to the GUI desktop of your Ubuntu system. After that Download a windows .exe file like PuTTY on your system and open it with Wine as below screenshot or use following command.

wine putty.exe

You can also launch by right click on the application and click Open With Wine Windows Program.

Author: Precise Management Systems Limited