Wine Stable 3.0.2 Released with Numerous Bug Fixes

June 27, 2018 — Leave a comment

Wine Stable

Wine 3.0.2, a new bug-fix release for the stable Wine 3.0 series, was announced a day ago with numerous bug-fixes.

Wine 3.0.2 contains a total of fixes for the applications including Empire Earth, World of Warcraft, the Microsoft .NET Framework, Autodesk Fusion 360, BattlEye, Adobe Premiere, Maya 2018, VLC, Rogue-Killer.

How to Install Wine 3.0.2 in Ubuntu:

Wine has an official apt repository for all current Ubuntu releases. You can add the repository via following steps, though wine 3.0.2 packages will be available in two or three days.

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, try aptitude instead via command:

sudo aptitude install winehq-stable

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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