Install The Latest Wine 1.8.2 Stable in Ubuntu 16.04

June 11, 2016 — 2 Comments

Wine Stable

Here’s how to install the latest Wine Stable 1.8.2 in all current Ubuntu releases, while Wine Team PPA still provides the initial 1.8 release.

The Wine Team PPA has not been updated for almost 6 months. For those who want the latest updates and fixes for the stable 1.8 Wine series, you may temporarily use another PPA packaged by Rico Tzschichholz.

Wine 1.8.2

1. Add the PPA.

The PPA is named ‘unstable’, don’t use it on production machines and wait the Wine Team PPA if you want a more stable build.

Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and paste the command below and hit Enter:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/unstable

Type in your password (no visual feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to adding the PPA.


2. If you have the 1.8.0 installed, launch Software Updater and upgrade it after checking for updates.

Or run the commands below one by one in terminal to update and install Wine 1.8.2:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install wine1.8

So far, works for Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 12.04, and also Ubuntu 15.10.

3. (Optional) To remove it, use apt command with remove flag:

sudo apt remove wine1.8

The PPA can be remove via System Settings -> Software & Updates -> Other Software.

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2 responses to Install The Latest Wine 1.8.2 Stable in Ubuntu 16.04

  1. no.. doesn’t work with 16.10
    wine requires wine1.8 & font-droid but these packages can’t be installed

    • Same problem here using Using v16.04

      > Recommends: fonts-droid but it is not installable

      autoremove and purging, as well as -f option did not lead to a fix

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