Install Wine 5.0 in Ubuntu 18.04 / 19.10 & LinuxMint

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This tutorial will be helpful to install wine 5.0 on ubuntu 18.04 /19.10 and LinuxMint

WineHQ is an opensource and capable of installing Windows applications on Linux, BSD, and macOS.

Wine team released a new stable version 5.0 and this release represents a year of development effort and over 7400 individual changes.

Changelog in Wine 5.0

  • Multi-monitor support
  • Vulkan 1.1 support
  • Builtin modules in PE format
  • XAudio2 reimplementation

How to Install Wine 5.0 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint

WineHQ can be installed in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04 and Ubuntu 19.10 via Wine apt repository

Step 1: Install dependencies

sudo apt-get install libgnutls30:i386 libldap-2.4-2:i386 libgpg-error0:i386 libxml2:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386 libsdl2-2.0-0:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libdbus-1-3:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386

Step 2: Enable the 32-bit architecture and download the repository key

sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386 && wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key && sudo apt-key add winehq.key

Step 3: Add the Wine repository

sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/  <distname> main’

Users need to replace manually the <distname> with the distribution name bionic for LinuxMint 19.x, Ubuntu 19.x and xenial for LinuxMint 18.x,Ubuntu 18.x

For Ubuntu 19.04 and lesser versions users run the below command to have libfaudio0 in the repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport

Step 4: Update the Repostitory

sudo apt update

Step 5: Install Wine 5.0

sudo apt install –install-recommends winehq-stable

Step 6: Test the wine

Test the wine by opening basic windows application (ie) notepad, internet explorer, etc… by using the below format

wine notepad.exe

Install Wine 5.0 in Ubuntu

Uninstall Wine 5.0

To uninstall wine 5.0 use the below command

sudo apt-get remove –autoremove wine-stable wine-stable-amd64

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