In this tutorial, we will show you how to install WineHQ on Linux Mint 21. For those of you who didn’t know, WineHQ can be used to run Windows software and games on Linux natively without dual booting windows with Linux or without using an emulator. Wine is not only supported on Linux but also on BSD, Solaris, and macOS.
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 WineHQ on Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 21 (Vanessa).
- It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
- 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 WineHQ on Linux Mint 21 Vanessa
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 apt-transport-https wget ca-certificates gnupg2
Step 2. Enable 32-bit Support.
Before the installation of WineHQ, you will need to enable support for 32-bit applications using the following command:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Step 3. Installing WineHQ on Linux Mint 21.
By default, WineHQ is not available on the Linux Mint 21 base repository. Now we add the WineHQ repository to your system using the following command:
echo deb [signed-by=/usr/share/keyrings/winehq.gpg] http://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ jammy main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
Next, import the GPG key:
curl -s https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | gpg --dearmor | sudo tee /usr/share/keyrings/winehq.gpg > /dev/null
Now start by updating the packages list and install WineHQ stable by using the command below:
sudo apt update sudo apt install winehq-stable --install-recommends
Verify the installation succeeded:
Step 3. Run Windows Apps Using Wine on Linux Mint
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 WineHQ. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of WineHQ on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official WineHQ website.