Wine 2.0.3 – How to install/unstall and configure Wine on Ubuntu?

Linux is a great operating system, but its software catalog can be lacking. If there’s a Windows game or other app you just can’t do without, you can use Wine to run it right on your Ubuntu desktop.

Wine on ubuntu (originally an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”) is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, such as Linux, macOS, & BSD. Instead of simulating internal Windows logic like a virtual machine or emulator, Wine translates Windows API calls into POSIX calls on-the-fly, eliminating the performance and memory penalties of other methods and allowing you to cleanly integrate Windows applications into your desktop.

Wine Application Database

The process of finding out whether an application will work with Wine and tweaking it to work can be tedious, so the Wine project hosts an application database known as the Wine AppDB. Search the database for an application to see ratings, comments, tips, guides and tweaks left by other users.

Wine 2.0.3 - How to install/unstall and configure Wine?

Wine 2.0.3 – How to install/unstall and configure Wine?

Stable – Wine 2.0.3 Released (October 20, 2017)

The Wine maintenance release 2.0.3 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Various bug fixes
  • FreeType 2.8.1 compatibility fixes

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Development – Wine 2.19 Released (October 14, 2017)

The Wine development release 2.19 is now available.

What’s new in this release:

  • Support for 32-bit float audio on Android.
  • Named pipes now fully handled by the Wine server.
  • Support for a new Microsoft root certificate.
  • More transform fixes in GdiPlus.
  • Some heap allocation optimizations.
  • Various bug fixes.

The source is available now. Binary packages are in the process of being built, and will appear soon at their respective download locations.

Installing WineHQ packages

If you have previously installed a Wine package from another repository, please remove it and any packages that depend on it (e.g., wine-mono, wine-gecko, winetricks) before attempting to install the WineHQ packages, as they may cause dependency conflicts.

If your system is 64 bit, enable 32 bit architecture (if you haven’t already):

Add the repository:

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Update packages:

Then install one of the following packages:

Stable branch
Development branch
Staging branch

If apt-get complains about missing dependencies, install them, then repeat the last two steps (update and install).

Install Wine 2.19 In Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 17.10

How to remove wine completely?

Let us learn how to completely uninstall/remove the wine folder and all the applications in that folder. Uninstalling Wine via synaptic will keeps showing it in the application menu. It will uninstall Wine but leave the folders under the Applications menu.

In case you want to completely remove Wine, the ususal uninstall command would leave you wondering what went wrong. If you want a complete uninstall, execute the following commands in Terminal in the following order.

After deleting the files run command:

Again run the following commands to correct any installation error.

That’s all. After runnung the above set of commands, Wine is completely removed from your Ubuntu PC.

 

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