How to Install Wine Devel 4.8 in Ubuntu 19.04 / 18.04

May 12, 2019 — 12 Comments

Wine Stable

The new development release Wine 4.8 was released a few days ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 19.04 and fix unmet dependencies issue.

Wine 4.8 release highlights:

  • Support building most programs in PE format.
  • Unicode data updated to Unicode 12.0.
  • Support for MSI patch files.
  • Default to non-PIC builds on i386.
  • Joystick support improvements.
  • Asturian locale.
  • Various bug fixes.

1. Add Wine apt repository:

Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from app menu. When it opens, run following commands one by one.

Add the official Wine repository key via command:

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

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it prompts and hit Enter.

Then add Wine repository for Ubuntu 19.04:

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb disco main'

For other Ubuntu releases, replace disco in the code with:

  • bionic for Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 19.x
  • cosmic for Ubuntu 18.10.
  • xenial for Ubuntu 16.04, Linux Mint 18.x

2. Install unmet dependence: faudio

The wine devel package requires libfaudio0 library which is not available in Ubuntu repositories.

As a workaround, run command to add the third-party PPA, which offers the packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 18.10, Ubuntu 19.04.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport

3. Install Wine 4.8:

Finally run command to install Wine 4.8, which will automatically install the required libfaudio0 libraries.

sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel

Once installed, run winecfg to bring up the configuration window and check Wine version.


Open Software & Updates and navigate to Other Software tab. Then remove the PPA, and Wine apt repository lines.

To remove Wine devel package, run command:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-devel

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12 responses to How to Install Wine Devel 4.8 in Ubuntu 19.04 / 18.04

  1. THERE IS NO WINEDEVEL for 19.04

  2. Philip “Philo” Kassner June 16, 2019 at 9:21 pm

    Thank you so much!
    Really appreciate the good help.

    Was surprised WINE broke
    when I updated to 19.04

  3. Many thanks, my friend!

  4. Thanks!!!!!You saved me!

  5. enocencio van der Vlist July 3, 2019 at 9:27 pm

    i dont get it. sry im new in this, i installed ubuntu for a webdesign bootcamp i wanna use a handy program only usable for windows.

    i used this command: sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb disco main’

    then i get this:

    Ign:1 ‘’ disco InRelease
    Err:2 ‘’ disco Release
    404 Not Found [IP: 443]
    Reading package lists… Done
    E: The repository ‘ disco Release’ does not have a Release file.
    N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

    is it easy to fix ? :s

    • replace disco with your OS version as stated above. disco is only a placeholder and needs to be changed depending on what you have.


  7. I tried this and it all appeared to work but wine –version still shows 4.14?

  8. sudo apt install –install-recommends winehq-devel
    Reading package lists … Done
    Building a dependency tree
    Reading state information … Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    Here are some things you can do to help resolve your situation:

    The following packages have unresolved dependencies:
      winehq-devel: Depends: wine-devel (= 4.16 ~ disco) but don’t plan to install it
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

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