Wine 6.0 Released, How to Install it in Ubuntu

Wine 6.0 released came with some of the new features and fix. It is one of the most popular free and open-source compatibility layers aiming to run Windows-based games and application on Unix like operating systems such as Linux, macOS, and BSD.

Wine 6.0 Installation
Wine 6.0

Wine 6.0 Features

This time wine introduces community most asked update and fix.

  • Core modules implemented in PE aka Portable Executable format
  • Vulkan Backend support for WineD3D
  • DirectShow and Media Foundation support
  • Text console redesign
  • Support for multiple display orientations
  • The default standard for Unicode is based on Version 13.0.0
  • To know more, see the announcement

Ubuntu has been official provided wine 6.0 to there repository. You can easily install wine 6.0 in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, and Ubuntu 20.10 via the official apt repository.

In a case, if you didn’t get an update, we go for installation by adding Wine 6.0 PPA.

Wine 6.0 Installation

First, open your terminal using CTRL + ALT + T or searching terminal from the Activity Manager search bar. When it’s open up, run the following command one by one.

Step 1:

Run the following command to enable 32bit-architecture in a case if it is not enabled. Make sure you are running this command with Linux user account having SUDO privileges.

$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Step 2:

Now, we have to add a Wine official GPG key to your APT package manager’s trusted key.

$ wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

Step 3:

This kind of confusing step because you have to add now Wine repository depending upon your distribution.

Add below repository depending upon what distribution or Ubuntu version you were using.

For Ubuntu 20.04/Linux Mint 20

$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb focal main'

For Ubuntu 20.10

$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb groovy main'

For Ubuntu 18.04/Linux Mint 19.x

Here you have to add one additional 3rd party repository with Wine to install libfaudio0 library.

$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb bionic main'
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport

Step 4:

The final step, Install Wine 6.0 by typing the following command into your Linux terminal.

$ sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

That’s all we have to do to install the latest Wine 6.0 into our Ubuntu system.

Uninstall Wine 6.0

If you want to remove Wine 6.0 from your system. You can easily remove it using the following command.

$ sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-stable

But remember this command only remove Wine from your system. The repository still exists in your system.

Keeping the repository helps you to reinstall Wine in future with a single command in step 4.

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