In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wine on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. 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 an Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver) server.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 18.04 (Bionic Beaver).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- An active internet connection. You’ll need an internet connection to download the necessary packages and dependencies for Wine.
- SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
non-root sudo useror 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 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt-get commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Wine on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
- Install Wine from the Ubuntu repository.
We recommend that you install Wine on your system through the standard Ubuntu repository, as this way you can have a more stable version on your system:
## 64bit ## sudo apt install wine64 ## 32bit ## sudo apt install wine32
- Installing Wine from the WineHQ repository.
The WineHQ repository has a set of standard Wine packages that you can download and install on your system:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Run the following in order to add the WineHQ signing key:
wget -qO- https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key | sudo apt-key add -
Next, run the following command in order to add the relevant repository from the WineHQ:
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb http://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ artful main'
This is the most recent and stable release of Wine available. Use the following command to install this version:
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Wine. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Wine on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Wine website.