How to Install Wine 4.21 in Ubuntu 19.10

Wine Stable

Wine 4.21 was released a few days ago as the latest development release of the compatibility layer allows to run Windows apps on Linux and Mac OS.

Wine 4.21 release highlights:

  • HTTP proxy configuration through DHCP.
  • Parameter block support in D3DX9.
  • A few more dlls converted to PE.
  • And a total of 50 bug-fixes.

How to Install Wine 4.21 in Ubuntu:

1. Open terminal by either pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard or searching for ‘terminal’ from application menu. When it opens, run command first to enable 32-bit support:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

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

2. Grab and install the repository key via command:

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

3. Then add Wine repository for Ubuntu 19.10:

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb eoan main'

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

  • bionic for Ubuntu 18.04, Linux Mint 19.x
  • disco for Ubuntu 19.04

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

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

4. Finally run command to install Wine 4.21, 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.

NOTE: If you have unmet dependencies issue, try command sudo aptitude install winehq-devel to get a workaround.


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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  1. Maybe is a better idea to install winehq-stable, instead of the developer version, just my advice, thanks for the tutorial, very helpful

  2. At step 3, “eoan main” cannot be found in the repository. Usual linuxian waste of time.

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