How to Install Wine 4.13 in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04

Last updated: August 6, 2019

Wine 1.8 PPA

The new development release Wine 4.13 was released a few day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04.

Wine 4.13 release highlights:

  • Support for Passport HTTP redirects.
  • A bunch of header updates.
  • Various bug fixes.

How to Install Wine 4.13 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 && 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 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 4.13, 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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6 responses to How to Install Wine 4.13 in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04

  1. Es ist vielleicht einfacher, wenn alle Schritte als “root” gemacht werden;-)
    (Ubuntustudio 19.04)

  2. I use Windows and Linux OS’, but I’m a Linux Lover forever and your post its very useful. Congrats…

  3. Abhay Prajapati October 17, 2019 at 4:36 pm

    repository isnt available

  4. This is great thanks

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  6. Hi,

    I am struggling to install wine so that i can run microsoft office.

    Please help.