How to Install Wine Stable 1.8.5 in Ubuntu 16.04 via New PPA

Last updated: May 9, 2017

Wine Stable

While Ubuntu Wine Team PPA does no longer update since Wine 1.8.0 release, there lacks a PPA for those sticking to Wine 1.8.x stable series.

Now J Fernyhough is maintaining a PPA with latest Wine 1.8 packages for Ubuntu 16.04 and Ubuntu 14.04, though ricotz’s unstable PPA also contains Wine 1.8 along with other applications.

So far, its Wine 1.8.5 and you can follow the steps below to install it in the current two Ubuntu LTS releases:


1. Remove old Wine packages if installed via command (press Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal):

sudo apt remove wine wine1.* && sudo apt autoremove

2. Add the new Wine PPA via command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:jonathonf/wine && sudo apt update

jonathonf wine ppa

3. Finally install wine-stable package to get the latest Wine 1.8 packages from the PPA:

sudo apt install wine-stable

That’s it. To remove the Wine packages, simply run the step 1 and remove PPA via Software & Updates -> Other Software tab.


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3 responses to How to Install Wine Stable 1.8.5 in Ubuntu 16.04 via New PPA

  1. Hi
    I know how to find and add ppa application in lunchpad, but i don’t know what command should i use to install that software that i found in ppa!
    For example, how you know that you should use “wine-stable” in apt-get install?

  2. I don’t know why they call this version stable, since nothing runs on this version. I was running the Wine 1.6.2 and most of my Windows applications were running, but I couldn’t install or run some of them. So I decided to update it, but now I only get DLL errors when trying to execute anything except the very useful “notepad.exe” and the winetricks related stuff. Furthermore, I don’t even get the option “open with a wine application” by right-clicking, as well as on the earlier version.

  3. Please fix your regex. In current form, `sudo apt remove wine*` matches anything with “win” in the name, which included a lot of things I didn’t want removed.

    try `wine.*` Now I can spend tomorrow reinstalling all of the programs that have been accidentally removed instead of doing the work I need to do. While I should have been more careful about checking regex before running commands, it’s still bad to have broken regex in an instruction set.