Install Wine 1.8.5 On Ubuntu / LinuxMint

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In this Tutorial I will show you how to install the Latest stable version of Wine 1.8.5 On Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and older versions.

WineHQ is an open source software developed for running Windows applications on LINUX,OS X and BSD.

The Latest  stable version available form Wine Team is 1.8.5 and released on October 8th 
2016.


New in this version 1.8.5

  • Various bug fixes.
For  detailed changelog vist this link https://www.winehq.org/announce/1.8.5


Installation steps

Method 1 : via PPA

Step 1:Make your repository up to date
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
Step 2: Install it
sudo apt-get install wine

Method 2 : Via Tar file

Step 1: Download the package and extract it

cd /opt
wget http://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/1.8.5/wine-1.8.5.tar.bz2 
tar xjf wine-1.8.5.tar.bz2
Step 2:Configure it


For 32 bit -->sudo ./configure 
For 64 bit --> sudo ./configure --enable-win64

Step 3:compile wine using make
sudo make && sudo make install
Step 5: Check the version  
wine --version
wine64 --version
After successful installation open any windows application using wine or install any application


wine application name

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