How to Install Wine 6.3 in Ubuntu 18.04 / 20.04 / 20.10

Wine Stable

The Wine team announced the new development release Wine 6.3 with new features and various bug-fixes.

Wine 6.3 features:

  • Better debugger support in the NT syscall interface.
  • WineGStreamer library converted to PE.
  • Still more WinRT support in WIDL.
  • Optional support for build IDs.

And there are various bug-fixes for Windows applications including py2exe, Achieve Planner 1.9.0, 32-bit iTunes, WRC 4, and more.

How to Install Wine 6.3 in Ubuntu:

The Wine team has made in the Linux packages for Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10. And you can install it by doing the steps below one by one.

Open terminal either by pressing Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard, or by searching for ‘terminal’ from system application menu. When it opens, run following steps one by one.

[ac-box style=”alert”]Install Wine Development version via following commands will replace the latest stable Wine release package if installed.[/ac-box]

1.) Run command to enable 32 bit architecture (if you don’t have it):

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Install the repository key by running command:

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

3.) Add wine repository via command:

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb focal main'

IMPORTANT: In this command, you have to replace focal with:

  • focal for Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 20.x
  • groovy for Ubuntu 20.10.
  • bionic for Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x

Don’t know your system edition? Run lsb_release -a command in terminal to check out.

4.) For Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x only, libfaudio0 library is required to install from a third-party repository by running command:

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

5.) Finally install Wine 6.3 via command:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel

If you get unmet dependency issue, try aptitude command instead:

sudo apt install aptitude && sudo aptitude install winehq-devel

Uninstall wine:

You may remove the PPA by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.

To remove wine 6.3, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-devel
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    For Kubuntu 20.10
    Start -> Application -> System -> Muon Package Manager
    -From the menu, click on Settings -> Configure Software Sources
    -Enter your admin pwd.
    -A window will open.
    -Click on the Other Software tab.
    -Find the line with groovy main
    -and click on it
    -At the bottom, click on Remove button
    – At the bottom, click on the Close button
    -It will refresh something and now, you are back at the Muon Package Manager window.

  2. Hi,
    I have two PCs.
    I followed your instruction and installed Wine 6.4 on the downstairs PC and it went perfectly.
    I cannot get it installed on my upstairs PC, keep getting this error.
    “et:15 focal-backports InRelease [101 kB]
    Reading package lists… Done
    W: GPG error: buster-backports InRelease: The following signatures couldn’t be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 04EE7237B7D453EC NO_PUBKEY 648ACFD622F3D138
    E: The repository ‘ buster-backports InRelease’ is not signed.
    N: Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default.
    N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

    1. Seems you added Debian repository but missing GPG key. You can remove the repository, if you don’t use it, via Software & Updates tool under Other Software tab. And this error has nothing to do with installing Wine.

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