How to install Wine 6.3 on Ubuntu 18.04 / 20.04 / 20.10.

The Wine team has announced a new development release, Wine 6.3, with new features and various bug fixes.

Wine 6.3 Characteristic:

  • Improved debugger support on the NT system call interface.
  • The WineGStreamer library has been converted to PE.
  • More WinRT support with WIDL.
  • Optional support for build IDs.

There are also various bug fixes for Windows applications such as py2exe, Achieve Planner 1.9.0, 32-bit iTunes and WRC 4.

How to install Wine 6.3 on Ubuntu:

The Wine team has created Linux packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10. You can then install it by following the steps below one by one.

Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard or searching for “Terminal” from the System Applications menu. Once open, do the following steps one at a time:

Installing the Wine Development version using the following command replaces the latest stable Wine release package, if installed.

1.) Run the command to enable the 32-bit architecture (if you don’t have one).

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Enter your user password (without asterisk feedback) when prompted and press Enter to continue.

2.) Execute the following command to install the repository key.

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

3.) Add the wine repository using the command.

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb focal main'

Important: This command requires you to replace the focal with:

  • Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 20.x focal
  • Groovy for Ubuntu 20.10.
  • Bionic for Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x

Don’t know the system edition?Run lsb_release -a The command of the terminal to check out.

4.) For Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x only, you need the libfaudio0 library to run the following command to install from a third-party repository.

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

5.) Finally, use the command to install Wine 6.3.

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

If the dependency issue is not met, try the aptitude command instead.

sudo apt install aptitude && sudo aptitude install winehq-devel

Uninstall Wine:

Launch the Software & Updates utility and[Other Software]You can remove the PPA by navigating to the tab.

To remove wine 6.3, run the command in your terminal.

sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-devel

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