Install wine 6 on ubuntu 20.04
wine is a free and open-source compatibility layer that aims to allow application software and computer games developed for Microsoft Windows to run on Unix-like operating systems. Wine also provides a software library, named Winelib, against which developers can compile Windows applications to help port them to Unix-like systems.
Wine 6 is the latest stable release of Wine available for installation.In this article we will install Wine 6.0 on ubuntu 20.04 system.
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Step 1: check architecture
we will check architecture as Wine is running on the 32-bit architecture, so we have to verify that its supports 386 architecture or not.first we will check 64 bit architecture using dpkg command.
Next, will check 32 bit architecture using the following command.
If i386 is not showing, then we have to add to the system run below command.
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
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Step 2: Install wine
First we will add the wine repository key using wget.
sudo wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key sudo apt-key add winehq.key
Next, add Wine repository to the system with the following command.
sudo add-apt-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main'
Then update the system package lists as shown.
sudo apt update
now install wine stable version
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable
once wine is installed, you can check the version
ubuntu20@ubuntu:~# wine --version wine-6.0
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Step 3: use wine
you can use wine to run a Windows program,for testing we can install notepad++.
Run the exe file using wine.
Agree to install Mono and Gecko packges and start application installation using Wine
click on next and continue.
click on next and so on..
Now you can run notepad++ Application and use it for text,source code editing.
That's it. now you have successfully installed wine on your ubuntu 20 system.
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