Wine 5.17 Released with Initial NDIS Network Driver

Wine 5.17, a new development release of the compatibility layer allows to run Windows apps on Linux and Mac OS, was released with new features and various bug-fixes.

Wine 5.17 release highlights:

  • ADVAPI32 library converted to PE.
  • Beginnings of an NDIS network driver.
  • Still more restructuring of the console support.
  • Various bug fixes.

How to Install Wine 5.17 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 steps one by one.

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

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

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

Wine 5.17 Released with Initial NDIS Network Driver

2.) Install the repository key by running command:

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

Wine 5.17 Released with Initial NDIS Network Driver

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
  • xenial for Ubuntu 16.04

Wine 5.17 Released with Initial NDIS Network Driver

4.) Add PPA for the required libfaudio0 library: 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

Wine 5.17 Released with Initial NDIS Network Driver

5.) Finally install Wine 5.17 via command:

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

Wine 5.17 Released with Initial NDIS Network Driver

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 5.17, you may remove the PPAs by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.

Wine 5.17 Released with Initial NDIS Network Driver

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