How To Install Wine on Debian 9 Stretch

Install Wine on Debian 9 Stretch

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wine on Debian 9. For those of you who didn’t know, Wine is a free and open-source application that allows users to run Windows applications in a Linux environment. Nowadays, Wine is a must-have tool for Linux users who don’t want to let go of Windows native applications 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 9 (Stretch) server.

Install Wine on Debian 9 Stretch

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

apt update
apt upgrade

Step 2. Installing Wine on Debian 9.

  • Install Wine from the WineHQ repository using the following command:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 
wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-add-repository

This is the most recent and stable release of Wine available. Use the following command to install this version:

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

The wine packages are installed under /opt/wine-stable a directory. So I set the wine bin directory to the PATH environment to access command system-wide:

export PATH=$PATH:/opt/wine-stable/bin

Check the wine version:

wine --version

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Wine. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Wine on your Debian 9 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Wine website.

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