Wine 4.16 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 19.04

September 14, 2019

Wine Stable

The new development version Wine 4.16 was released a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 19.04.

Wine 4.16 release highlights:

  • More reliable mouse grabbing in games.
  • Better cross-compilation support in WineGCC.
  • Improved compatibility with Windows debuggers.
  • Various bug fixes.

How to Install Wine 4.16 in Ubuntu:

1. Open terminal either via Ctrl+Alt+T keyboard shortcut or by searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run following commands to download and install the key:

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

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

2. Then add Wine repository for Ubuntu 19.04:

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

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

  • bionic for Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 19.x

3. 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 19.04.

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

4. Finally run command to install Wine 4.16, 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.

Uninstall:

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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4 responses to Wine 4.16 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu 19.04

  1. i testing this, not working

  2. didn’t work for me either, 404 errors, no release file.

  3. @Step 2. Then add Wine repository for Ubuntu 19.04:
    sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ disco main’

    I changed ‘disco’ to ‘eoan’
    sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ eoan main’
    It worked! I’m running Ubuntu 19.10 Eoan
    Thx

  4. Nice work mate. I have 19.10 with you tutorial and work 100% I can play World of Warcraft Legion 7.2.5 without problems :D