How to Install Wine 2.0 Stable in Ubuntu 16.04, 14.04, 16.10

Last updated on August 9th, 2018

After more than a year of development, Wine 2.0 stable was finally released a few hours ago. Here’s how to install it via PPA in Ubuntu 16.10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 14.04, and derivatives.

Wine 2.0 release highlights:

  • support for Microsoft Office 2013
  • the 64-bit support on macOS.
  • support for Unicode 9.0
  • better HiDPI scaling
  • GStreamer 1.0 support
  • an updated Gecko engine
  • More Direct3D 10 and 11 features
  • And much more, see the announcement

[ac-box style=”tip”]Wine now has its own apt repository, and the Wine PPA does no longer update. See here for details.[/ac-box]

Install Wine 2.0 (Staging) via official Wine PPA:

The official Wine PPA offers Wine-staging packages that are kinda different to the distro packages.

Wine Staging provides extra features and fixes, but it’s installed to /opt/wine-staging. Thanks to this, you can have both regular Wine version and Wine-Staging in single system.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds

For 64-bit system, enable 32-bit architecture (if you haven’t already) via sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

2. Then updates and install Wine 2.0 staging via commands:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-staging

To use Wine-Staging, simply add “/opt/wine-staging/bin/” in the fond of executable, for example:

/opt/wine-staging/bin/wine

/opt/wine-staging/bin/winecfg

For more, see the Wine-Staging usage.

Install Wine 2.0 (regular) in Ubuntu via Ricotz’s PPA:

Rico Tzschichholz is maintaining an unofficial PPA with regular Wine packages. The PPA’s working good though it’s marked as unstable in the name.

1. To add the PPA, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/unstable

2. Remove previous Wine 1.8 or other regular Wine packages via command:

sudo apt remove wine wine1.8 wine-stable libwine* fonts-wine* && sudo apt autoremove

3. Finally update and install Wine 2.0 via:

sudo apt update

sudo apt install wine-stable

How to Uninstall:

To remove Wine 2.0, simply run the apt remove command in terminal with sudo privilege:

sudo apt remove wine2.0 wine-staging && sudo apt autoremove

And you can remove the PPAs by going to Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.