Install Wine 5.9 in Ubuntu 20.04 / LinuxMint

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

Wine team released a new development version 5.9 and this release is not suitable for production purposes.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install wine 5.9 in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 18.04, and LinuxMint.

Changelog in Wine 5.9

  • Initial support for slitting DLLs into PE and Unix parts
  • Timestamp updates in the kernel user shred data
  • Support for generating PDF files when building PE DLLs.
  • Major progress on the WineD3D vulkan backend
  • Various bug fixes.

How to Install Wine 5.9 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint?

Winehq can be installed in Ubuntu and LinuxMint via Wine apt repository

Step 1: Install the required 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 repostitory key

sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386 && wget -nc && sudo apt-key add winehq.key

Step 3: Add the Wine repostitory

sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb  main’

Users need to replace manually the <distname> with the distribution name focal for Ubuntu 20.04 , 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 repository

sudo apt update

Step 5: Install Wine 5.9

sudo apt install –install-recommends winehq-devel

Step 6: Verify the Wine installation

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

wine notepad.exe

Install wine 5.9 in Ubuntu

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