Install Wine 6.1 in Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint & Fedora 33

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Wine released its new development version 6.1.

As you know Wine is an application used to run windows applications on Non-Windows Operating systems such as Linux, FreeBSD, and macOS.

This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install wine 6.1 in Ubuntu 20.10, Ubuntu 20.04, Fedora 33, and Linux Mint 20.1.

Related:  Install Wine 6.0 in Ubuntu 20.04 & Linux Mint

Wine 6.1 Changelog

  • Support for Thumb-2 mode on ARM
  • Support for Rosetta’s memory layout on M1 Macs.
  • Arabic text shaping
  • More WinRT Support in WIDL
  • VKD3D version 1.2 is used for Direct3D 12
  • Various bug fixes

How to Install Wine 6.1 Development in Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

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 6.1

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

How to Install Wine 6.1 Development in Fedora 33 / Fedora 32?

Step 1: Add the official repository to your system

For Fedora 33 add the below repo

dnf config-manager –add-repo

For Fedora 32 add the below repo

dnf config-manager –add-repo

Step 2: Install Wine 6.1 in Fedora

As this is a development version, use the below command to install it

dnf install winehq-devel


Install wine 6.1 in ubuntu

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