How to Install Wine to Run Windows Applications on Linux

Step 1 – Setup PPA

First of all, If you are running with a 64-bit system enable 32-bit architecture. Also, install the key which was used to sign packages of wine.

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
wget -qO - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add -

Use one of the following commands to enable the Wine apt repository in your system based on your operating system and version.

###  Ubuntu 19.10 
$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ eoan main'

###  Ubuntu 18.04 
$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main'
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport


###  Ubuntu 16.04 
$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main'

Step 2 – Install Wine on Ubuntu

Use below commands to install Wine packages from the apt repository. The –install-recommends option will install all the recommended packages by winehq stable versions on your Ubuntu system.

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

If you face unmet dependencies error during installation, use the following commands to install winehq using aptitude.

$ sudo apt install aptitude
$ sudo aptitude install winehq-stable

Step 3 – Check Wine Version

Wine installation successfully completed. Use the following command to check the version of wine installed on your system.

$ wine --version

wine-5.0

How to Use Wine (Optional)?

To use wine we need to login to the GUI desktop of your Ubuntu system. After that Download a windows .exe file like PuTTY on your system and open it with Wine as below screenshot or use following command.

wine putty.exe
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