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How To Install Wine on Linux Mint 20

Install Wine on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wine on Linux Mint 20. 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 the step-by-step installation of Wine on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Wine on Linux Mint 20

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, 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 install software-properties-common wget

Step 2. Installing Wine on Linux Mint 20.

Before the installation of Wine, you will need to enable support for 32-bit applications:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Now we add the Wine repository to the Linux Mint system:

wget -qO - | sudo apt-key add -
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb focal main'

Once successfully added repository, install Wine using the following command:

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

You can verify the installation it using the following command in Terminal:

$ wine --version

Step 3.  How to Use Wine to Run Windows Apps.

To start the Wine program, you must give the full path to the .exe program. For example, we will start the Notepad++ program through wine:


Use wine to install your downloaded .exe application:

wine npp.7.8.8.Installer.exe

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Wine. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Wine on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Wine website.

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