How to Install Wine 5.12 in Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint 20

Wine 5.12 was released a day ago as the latest development release of the compatibility layer allows to run Windows apps on Linux and Mac OS.The official apt repository has made the packages for all current Ubuntu releases.

Wine 5.12 release highlights include:

  • NTDLL converted to PE format.
  • Support for the WebSocket API.
  • Improved RawInput support.
  • Vulkan spec update.
  • Total of 48 bug fixes.

How to Install Wine 5.12 in Ubuntu:

Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard, or by searching for ‘terminal’ from system application menu.When it opens, run following commands one by one.

1.) Run command to enable 32 bit architecture (if you haven’t already):

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter to continue.

How to Install Wine 5.12 in Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint 20

2.) Download and install the repository key via command:

wget -O - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add -

How to Install Wine 5.12 in Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint 20

3.) Add wine repository via command (for Ubuntu 20.04 and Linux Mint 20):

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main'

NOTE: You may replace focal in the code with:

  • bionic for Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x
  • eoan for Ubuntu 19.10

How to Install Wine 5.12 in Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint 20

4.) Add PPA for the required libfaudio0 library:

For Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x only, libfaudio0 library is still required to install from a third-party repository by running command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport

How to Install Wine 5.12 in Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint 20

5.) Finally install Wine 5.12 via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel

How to Install Wine 5.12 in Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint 20

NOTE: installing the latest development release will automatically remove the stable version (if installed).

And for the unmet dependencies issue installing 32-bit libraries, try running command:

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

(Optional) After successfully installed Wine 5.12, you may remove the PPAs by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.

How to Install Wine 5.12 in Ubuntu 20.04 / Linux Mint 20

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