Wine 1.6.2 Stable Released – Install on Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint

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Ravi Saive

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90 Responses

  1. Melissa says:

    Hii Ravi, I have Ubuntu and got response that add-apt-repository not a command please help me.

  2. Arthur says:

    OH and that’s Linux Mint 17.0 64-bit btw, in case anyone is wondering.

  3. Arthur says:

    Thanks a million, Ravi.
    Just installed IE8 by following your superb instructions – first ever Wine install, first ever time therefore with IE in LInux. Desperately needed for CSS tweaks to a project, though have to admit that Winetricks interface to IE won’t fool too many people. Great tute, keep up the great work!!!!

  4. Luc says:

    I have followed the installation process of Wine as follows :
    $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install wine1.6
    $ sudo apt-get install winetricks

    I got stuck after the following step : sudo apt-get install wine1.6

    The install process went ok ; then I have a wysiwyg screen “Package configuration”

    Configuring ttf-mscorefonts-installer
    The “terminal screen” is blocked.

    If I enter the next command in another terminal, I got an error message :

    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

    I cannot go further.
    Could anyone help on this matter ?


  5. Pat says:

    This should be called Frankenware. I’m running Mint 16 and can’t install wine. I cut and paste the commands into the terminal and it keeps asking me for my damned password. I put my password in hit enter (enter, right or is it shift / tab for linux) and it asks again and again and again. I KNOW MY PASSWORD !

    Why don’t you just have an AUTOMATIC installer ? Q. Would you like to install this program ? Click on yes. ooooooooh, that would be too easy, right ?

    Why do I need Wine ? Because I’ve been using Windozzz for years and years and I’m old now, don’t have much money and don’t want to do the “LEARN MORE” thing. Besides, I have a lot of Windows things that I have on storage devices that I still need…. oops, sorry I meant DEV. Shoot me.

    Okay, Linux is different. It’s okay to be different (sort of like people) unless you’re a danger because you’re mentally ill. That’s why there are jails and mental institutions. This Frankenware IS like something deranged. I guess the Linux people are mostly younger and feel like some elite group. Why doesn’t the linux crowd lighten up. It’s okay to be a bit more like Windows. Linux needs a LOT of work and we can’t help you because we’re just trying to pay the bills and take care of everyday problems. Me and mine,

    Pat :-(

    • A20 says:

      Hey Pat,

      Good luck with your issues mate. I think if you need urgent help, you should post the issues on places where thousands of experts give advice quickly, check out these two places. As always, before you post, do a search first.

      Also search for IRC support channels for your linux (what is it btw).

      Feel free to reply to me if I can help further.


  6. Parker says:


  7. SwagMuffinz says:

    it says that the package wine is not available, but is referred to by another package

  8. SwagMuffinz says:

    Im having trouble with the first section of this article, as when I try to install wine 1.6.2. i get stopped by the error”Package wine has no installation candidate”
    I dont know what to do and i would like to get wine up as soon as possible.

  9. Broski says:

    I try the “sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa” command but i get the reponse that add-apt-repository is not a command plz help.

    • Ravi Saive says:

      It seems you’ve installed Ubuntu minimal installation and seems that add-apt-repository not installed. You need to install python softwares to get it.

      $ sudo apt-get install python-software-properties
  10. Rafael says:

    These instructions does not work on Debian. The title is misleading.

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