Install Wine 1.8.6 Stable on Ubuntu 16.04 / LinuxMint Via PPA

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In this Tutorial I will show you how to install the Latest stable version of Wine 1.8.6 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 1.8.6 and released on DECEMBER 19th 2016

New in this version 1.8.6

  • Fix a regression introduced in 1.8.5
  • Various bug fixes.
  • A few more cards added to the GPU description table.
For changelog vist this link 

Installation steps

Method 1 : via PPA

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

Method 2 : Via Tar file

Step 1: Download the package to the opt directory  and extract it
wget http://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/1.8.6/wine-1.8.6.tar.bz2
tar xvf wine-1.8.6.tar.bz2
Step 2:Configure it
For 32 bit -- sudo ./configure
For 64 bit -- sudo ./configure --enable-win64
Step 4: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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