Wine stable 2.0.3 released with various fixes (how to install)

October 21, 2017 — 1 Comment

Wine Stable

The third maintenance release for the Wine 2.0 stable series was released recently with 37 bug-fixes.

Wine 2.0.3 fixed FreeType 2.8.1 compatibility issues, and issues with World of Warships/Planes/Tanks, Worms Armageddon, WPS 2013, Guitar Pro 7, PHP, Adobe Premiere, Wargaming.net, and a variety of other games and applications.

How to Install Wine 2.0.3 in Ubuntu:

The wine repository offers the official binaries for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 17.04, and their derivatives. Do following steps to add the repository and install Wine 2.0.3:

1. Open terminal via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching it from app launcher. When it opens, run command to add the repository key:

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

Type your password (no visual feedback while typing due to security reason) when it asks and hit Enter.

2. Add wine repository via command:

sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/

For Linux Mint 18.x, use following command instead (replace xenial with trusty for 17.x):

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

3. Finally check updates and install wine stable packages:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable

NOTE: If you get the unmet dependencies issue while installing Wine 2.0, try aptitude instead via command:

sudo aptitude install winehq-stable

The command tells you which packages broke the installation. This usually caused by wrong dependency versions. You can then manually fix the dependencies via Synaptic package manager.

For more details, see the official documentation.

Uninstall:

To remove wine-stable package, run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove wine-stable wine-stable-amd64

To remove Wine repository, launch Software & Updates utility and navigate to Other Software tab.

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One response to Wine stable 2.0.3 released with various fixes (how to install)

  1. Every time I try to install, I get the message “the public release key is not available, therefore the repository will not be installed”. Suggestions?

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