Wine 4.0 Stable Released – Install on Debian, Ubuntu and Linux Mint

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146 Responses

  1. Angelo says:

    Hi, Very good guide very well explained.

    I have a problem though. I cannot find wine in the software menu.

    I have mint 18.3 Sylvia freshly installed.

    How do i connect it to the menu? For using it without command line?

    Last thing wouldn’t I need also gecko?


    • Ravi Saive says:


      To add “wine” to software menu, first go to System → Preferences → Main Menu and make you sure there is item Wine is checked to show in the Menu item.

      The official wine instructions haven’t mentioned about Gecko package, so I don’t thing it required now..

  2. Hoc Java says:

    Thanks for your sharing :)

  3. Linux newbie CLI says:

    I attempted to install Wine using your instructions at: on a fresh install of Linux Mint Mate 18.2, but:

    [email protected] ~ $ dpkg –add-architecture i386
    dpkg: error: unable to create new file ‘/var/lib/dpkg/arch-new’: Permission denied

    I wonder if I should have tried earlier in the installation when I was a “superuser” but didn’t have Internet.

    The latest stable version seems to be 2.0.2, though the development versions are at least up to 2.13.

    I suppose that if Mint is designed to be friendly to Windows users, a particular interpretation of that would *not* make it easy to install Wine, because Windows doesn’t have Wine !

    • Ravi Saive says:


      You must use sudo to run the following command to enable 32-bit architecture for 64-bit.

      $ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 
  4. Ron says:

    I just tried installing Wine’s current version and after entering all of the code precisely how it was typed here, it said “Unable to locate package winehq-stable”.

    • Ravi Saive says:


      Have you executed these following commands correctly?

      $ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386  [if you’re running a 64-bit version]
      $ sudo apt-add-repository ''
      $ wget && sudo apt-key add Release.key
      $ sudo apt update && sudo apt install winehq-stable
  5. Ali says:

    I finally able to run exe on ubuntu 17.04, thanks a lot for sharing this info

  6. satria says:

    It’s working nicely on my Fedora Linux, thanks for share..

  7. Pieter says:

    I did the following in Terminal:

    $ wine SophieSew_SetUp_1_13B42.exe

    and it opened. I want to open Wilcom but it is a .zip file. How do I unzip it?

    Clicking left or right button does nothing.

    I Tried ~$ wine WilcomEmbroideryStudio – ServicePack e3.0Z (Update 6) 19 Sep 2016 (345-7594).zip

  8. Pieter says:

    Hi, I am new to Ubuntu and the terminal is greek to me. I installed Wine 2.0. Every thing installed and also winetricks.

    I then entered “wine notepad.exe” and a blank Notepad page open.

    Pressing Ctrl + H the .wine file is there.

    Now I still can not load window programs.

    What am I doing wrong?

    Thank You

  9. wisata jogja says:

    nice article about installing wine

  10. knuxfanwin8 says:

    EDIT: I just had to press TAB. Sorry for trouble.

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