Install Wine 6.0 in Ubuntu 20.04 & Linux Mint

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WineHQ is open-source and capable of installing Windows applications on Linux, BSD, and macOS.

The wine team released a new Stable version 6.0 and this release represents a year of development effort and over 8,300 individual changes and it contains a larger number of improvements.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install wine 6.0 in Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, and LinuxMint 20.1.

Wine 6.0 Changelog

  • Core modules in PE format
  • Vulkan backend for WineD3D
  • DirectShow and Media Foundation support
  • Text console redesign

How to Install Wine 6.0 Stable in Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

Winehq can be installed in Ubuntu and Linux Mint via Wine apt repository

Step 1: Install the 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

sudo apt-key add winehq.key

Step 3: Add the wine repository to system

sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb<distname> main

Users need to replace manually the <distname> with the distribution name focal for Ubuntu 20.04 ,LinuxMint  20.1, 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 6.0

sudo apt install –install-recommends winehq-stable

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 6.0 in ubuntu

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