In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 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 through the step-by-step installation of Wine on an Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 20.04, 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
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 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa
Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following
apt commands in the terminal.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
Step 2. Installing Wine on Ubuntu 20.04.
To install Wine version 5.0 in Ubuntu 20.04 open the terminal and type:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt update
With the repository ready we can install Wine 5 on our Ubuntu 20.04 Linux system:
sudo apt install wine64 wine32
Once the installation is completed confirm the wine installation by checking for the wine version:
$ wine --version wine-5.0 (Ubuntu 5.0-3)
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
Congratulations! You have successfully installed Wine. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Wine website.