How To Install Wine on Debian 10

Install Wine on Debian 10

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wine on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, Wine is a free and open-source use that allows users to run Microsoft Windows applications in a Linux environment. In the present day, Wine is a must-have tool to get Linux users who don’t want to be able to let go of Windows native software especially gamers.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Wine on a Debian 10 (Buster).

Install Wine on Debian 10 Buster

Step 1. Before we install any software, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install apt-transport-https

Step 2. Check if you have a Linux 32-bit or 64-bit system.

There are different versions of Wine available for 32-bit and 64-bit flavors of Debian. In order to check which version you are using so that you can install the appropriate version of Wine, please follow commands:

lscpu

Step 2. Installing Wine on Debian 10.

Now we import the GPG key:

sudo apt install gnupg2 software-properties-common
wget -qO - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add -

Next, add the WineHQ repository:

sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/

After that, add the Wine OBS repository:

wget -O- -q https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/Debian_10/Release.key | sudo apt-key add - 
echo "deb http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/Debian_10 ./" | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/wine-obs.list

Finally, Use the following command to install Wine on the Debian system:

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

In order to verify installation and check which version is installed on your system, run the following command:

wine --version

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Wine. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Wine on Debian 10 Buster. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Wine website.

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