Wine 5.3 released, how to install on Ubuntu 18.04 / 19.10

Wine 5.3 was released one day ago. With the latest development release of the compatibility layer, you can now run Windows apps on Linux and Mac OS. The official apt repository has created packages for Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.10, and their derivatives.

Wine 5.3 Release highlights:

  • Further work towards Ucrtbase runtime support.
  • Full support for Unicode normalization.
  • Improved handling of shell folders.
  • A total of 29 bug fixes.

How to install Wine 5.3 on Ubuntu:

Open a terminal by pressing Ctrl + Alt + T on your keyboard or searching for “terminal” from the application menu. When opened, execute the following commands one by one.

1.) Execute the command to enable the 32-bit architecture (if not already done):

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

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

Wine 5.3 released, how to install on Ubuntu 18.04 / 19.10

2.) Download and install the repository key using the command.

wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key; sudo apt-key add winehq.key

Wine 5.3 released, how to install on Ubuntu 18.04 / 19.10

3.) Add wine repository with command (for Ubuntu 19.10):

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

Note: You can replace eoan in your code with:

  • Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x bionic
  • Xenial on Ubuntu 16.04 and Linux Mint 18.x

Wine 5.3 released, how to install on Ubuntu 18.04 / 19.10

4.) Add the required PPA libfaudio0 library:

Ubuntu 19.10 has libfaudio0 in the universe repository and Ubuntu 16.04 Wine does not require the libfaudio0 library, so only Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x.

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

Wine 5.3 released, how to install on Ubuntu 18.04 / 19.10

5.) Finally, install Wine 5.3 using the command.

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

Wine 5.3 released, how to install on Ubuntu 18.04 / 19.10

Note: Installing the latest development release automatically removes the stable version (if installed).

Also, for any unresolved dependency issues with 32-bit library installation, run the following 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 installing Wine 5.3, you can launch the Software & Updates utility, go to the Other Software tab, and delete the PPA.

Wine 5.3 released, how to install on Ubuntu 18.04 / 19.10

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