Hamsa K
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How to Install Wine on Ubuntu 20 04

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.

dpkg --print-architecture

Next, will check 32 bit architecture using the following command.

dpkg --print-foreign-architectures

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

wine --version

sample output:

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++.

wget https://github.com/notepad-plus-plus/notepad-plus-plus/releases/download/v7.9.5/npp.7.9.5.Installer.exe

Run the exe file using wine.

wine npp.7.8.8.Installer.exe

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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