Wine 3.17 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu

September 29, 2018

Wine Stable

Wine 3.17, a new development release of the open-source compatibility layer to allow Windows programs to run on Unix/Linux, was release yesterday with some improvements and various bug-fixes.

Wine 3.17 release highlights:

  • Improved Shell Autocomplete support.
  • More implementation of OPC Services.
  • Improvements to the Pager common control.
  • Various bug fixes, including fixes to World War One Gold, MS Office 2007, Photoshop Elements, League of Legends, etc.

How to Install Wine 3.14 in Ubuntu:

As usual, Wine’s apt repository will build the new release packages for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 16.04, and Ubuntu 18.04 in 2 or 3 days.

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 apt repository via command:

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

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

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

For Linux Mint 19, run this command instead:

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

2. Download and install the GPG keyring via command:

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

3. Finally refresh system package cache and install the latest Wine development package via commands:

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.

Uninstall:

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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5 responses to Wine 3.17 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu

  1. How do I open Wine and run the program?

  2. [email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install –install-recommends winehq-devel
    Csomaglisták olvasása… Kész
    Függőségi fa építése
    Állapotinformációk olvasása… Kész
    E: Ez a csomag nem található: winehq-devel

  3. This method will not install Wine on Ubuntu latest version as of Feb 2019. Needs Updated.