Wine 3.11 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

June 24, 2018 — 4 Comments

Wine Stable

Wine 3.11, a new development release of the open-source compatibility layer to allow Windows programs to run on Unix/Linux, was announced a day ago.

Wine 3.11 features:

  • More debugger support for Wow64 processes.
  • Support for sha256/sha384 hashes in ECDSA signatures.
  • Better reporting of hyper-threaded CPUs.
  • Improvements to the standard Task Dialog.
  • A total of 12 bug fixes.

How to Install Wine 3.11 in Ubuntu:

Wine’s apt repository has made then new release packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.10, and Ubuntu 18.04.

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T or by searching ‘terminal’ from app launcher. When it opens, run following commands one by one to and the repository and install Wine:

1. Add the official wine repository via command:

sudo apt-add-repository

For Linux Mint 18.x, run below command instead to add the repository:

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb xenial main'

2. Download and install the GPG keyring via command:

wget -nc && sudo apt-key add Release.key

3. Finally update and install the latest Wine development 3.11:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel

If you got dependencies issue, install aptitude (sudo apt-get install aptitude) and replace apt-get in last command with aptitude.

Read more about installing Wine in Ubuntu.


To remove wine dev release, simply run command in terminal:

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove winehq-devel

And you can remove the repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

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4 responses to Wine 3.11 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. Worked. Thanks!

  2. Healing Drawing July 10, 2018 at 12:33 am

    worked on kubuntu 18.04. LMMS + VeSTige no need any configure, just install wine show above, run LMMS add VeSTige instrument and connect dll etc from file system. Click “ok” that download Gecko and mono develop first time and wait, then all work as expected.

  3. whether it will works on ubuntu 18.04LTS

  4. I tried your instructions with the exception of installing winehq-stable. Although Wine seems to work, when I run “winecfg” I get a long list of errors which all contain the following line:
    “Failed writing PNG because unable to find”

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