How to Install Wine Stable 3.0.3 in Ubuntu 18.04

September 16, 2018 — 1 Comment

Wine 1.8 PPA

Wine 3.0.3, the open-source compatibility layer to allow Windows programs to run on Unix/Linux, was released a few days ago as a new stable release.

Wine 3.0.3 fixed 52 known bugs, including fixes for Windows PowerShell, iTunes 12, Adobe Premiere Elements 14, Max Payne 3, ProPresenter 4, and various other application fixes. For more, read the announcement.

How to Install Wine 3.0.3 in Ubuntu:

Wine has an official apt repository so far with the latest packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 18.04.

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 && sudo apt-key add Release.key

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

2. Add wine repository via command:

sudo apt-add-repository

For Linux Mint 19, use following command instead (replace bionic with xenial for 18.x):

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb bionic 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 apt install aptitude; sudo aptitude install winehq-stable

For more details, see the official documentation.


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 How to Install Wine Stable 3.0.3 in Ubuntu 18.04

  1. Thank you very much for this gem… my first steps in WINE :)

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