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How To Install Wine On Ubuntu 12.04

Here is a guide to install Wine on Ubuntu 12.04 using the WineHQ PPA. Wine lets you run Windows software on other operating systems. With Wine, you can install and run these applications just like you would in Windows.

Wine is still under active development. Not every program works yet, however there are already several million people using Wine to run their software.




To add the PPA and install Wine open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.4

When Wine is installed you can close the terminal window.

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Zachariah Callaway
Zachariah Callaway
10 years ago

It must work good. I notice some deb packages use Wine too. On that dotdeb.com site, I noticed a package the other day called ‘Toad strikes back” it ended with “.exe.deb” I tore it apart and sure enough, the only dependency it had was wine. It works good too.

ASH
ASH
10 years ago

I could not past the three lines. The ‘paste’ function is greyed out. Why?
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.3

Remi
Remi
9 years ago

Hi, i’ve copied the code, but the last instruction (sudo get-apt install wine1.4) give me that it cannot be installed because it have unmet dependecies:

In clear, Wine1.4 need Wine1.4-i386 (=1.4.1-0ubuntu1) but it is not installable

Bruno
Bruno
9 years ago

bruno@ubuntu:~$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa [sudo] password for bruno: You are about to add the following PPA to your system: Welcome to the Wine Team PPA. Here you can get the latest available Wine betas for every supported version of Ubuntu. This PPA is managed by Scott Ritchie and Maarten Lankhorst. More info: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-wine/+archive/ppa Press [ENTER] to continue or ctrl-c to cancel adding it gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmppgjjbh/secring.gpg’ created gpg: keyring `/tmp/tmppgjjbh/pubring.gpg’ created gpg: requesting key F9CB8DB0 from hkp server keyserver.ubuntu.com gpg: /tmp/tmppgjjbh/trustdb.gpg: trustdb created gpg: key F9CB8DB0: public key “Launchpad PPA for Ubuntu Wine Team” imported gpg: no ultimately trusted keys… Read more »