Install Wine 7.0 in Ubuntu 20.04 / 21.10 & Linux Mint

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install wine 7.0 in Ubuntu 21.10, Ubuntu 20.04, and Linux Mint 20.3

Wine team released its new STABLE version 7.0 on 18th JAN,2022 , after a year of development.

This release has over 9100 changes and large number of improvements.

Wine 7.0 Changelog

  • New WOW64 architecture
  • Vastly improved HID stack and Joystick support
  • Most modules comverted to PE format
  • Better theming support

Refer the URL for the complete changelog

How to Install Wine 7.0 in Ubuntu / Linux Mint?

Step 1: Install the Dependencies

sudo apt install libgnutls30: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 Wine repository to the system

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ '$(lsb_release -cs)' main'

Step 4: Install Wine 7.0

sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

Step 5: Verify the Wine installation

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

wine iexplorer.exe
Install wine 7.0 in Ubuntu & Linux Mint

Uninstall Wine 7.0

For uninstallation run the below command in the terminal

sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-stable

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