Wine 3.0 Stable Released – Install on Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint

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144 Responses

  1. a says:

    I totally agree with: Enrique Carlos Toomey message @ January 5, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    I used the commands given in this article to install Wine and this worked for me in Linux Mint 19.1, but it later also gave an annoying problem with the faulty release key, according to updates. The key is changed per 2018-12-19 as on the following page with the original info; > Please update this article!

  2. Enrique Carlos Toomey says:

    I needed to add the following key for apt to be able to find winehq:

    $ wget -nc
    $ sudo apt-key add winehq.key
    • Ravi Saive says:


      I have updated the article and included recent Wine installation instructions for Ubuntu, Debian and Linux Mint.

  3. Rick says:

    I tried to install Wine on Debian 9.6 and it bombed here when I tried to add the release key:

    gpg: WARNING: nothing exported
    gpg: no valid OpenPGP data found.
    gpg: Total number processed: 0

  4. R Fearnley says:

    This worked on my Mint 18.2 but on my laptop (18.0) Wine 3 was installed but there was no Wine or Wine Config in the menus – somewhat annoying for a linux Newbie!

  5. iPhone and iPad Firmware says:

    Installation of Wine 3.0″ on Lubuntu18.04 All good.

  6. Tom says:

    Followed your terminal ‘Installation of Wine 3.0″ on Lubuntu18.04 All good.

    Wine auto suggested downloads, Wine Mono and Wine Gecko. All Successful.

    Cheers. Wine running.

  7. Hernán says:

    In order to get extra functionality, more packages should be installed. The ‘configure‘ order retrieve the information needed. For Debian (testing), some of them (those that were missing in my system) can be installed with:

    sudo aptitude install libxcursor-dev libxi-dev libxrandr-dev libxinerama-dev libxcomposite-dev libosmesa-dev libpcap0.8-dev libdbus-1-dev libncurses-dev libsane-dev libv4l-dev libgphoto2-dev liblcms2-dev libpulse-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-dev libgstreamer-plugins-bad1.0-dev libudev-dev libcapi20-dev libfontconfig1-dev libgsm1-dev libkrb5-dev libtiff-dev libmpg123-dev libopenal-dev libldap-dev libgettextpo-dev gettext libxrender-dev libxml2-dev libxslt1-dev libgnutls28-dev libjpeg-dev libjpeg62-turbo-dev

    I hope that this help someone.

  8. Ralph Jones says:

    I did the install to change to 3.0 as listed above without any problems or error message. But when I run wine –version it says “wine-2.04”. I was at “wine-2.8” before I started.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Sorry to hear that, but on which Linux distribution have you tried? Have you added correct PPA wine repository to your distribution?

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