Install / Uninstall Wine 2.0.3 Stable on Ubuntu 17.04 / LinuxMint

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In this Tutorial, I will show you how to install the Latest stable version of Wine 2.0.3 On Ubuntu 17.04 / 16.04 LTS and LinuxMint

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 2.0.3 and this is 3rd in the 2.0 series released on October 20th, 2017 with a fix of 37 bugs

What's new in this version?

  • Various bug fixes
  • FreeType 2.8.1 compatibility fixes
For changelog visit this link

Installation steps

From this version onwards launchpad is no longer used by wine for builds and you can install it using the below method

Two Methods we can install the Wine in Ubuntu

  • Method 1: Via Wine Repository
  • Method 2: Via source file
Method 1: Install Wine 2.0.3 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint from Wine Repository

Step 1: Download the key and add to your pc
wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key && sudo apt-add-repository 'https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/'
Step 2: Update your repos
sudo apt-get update
Step 3: Install wine 2.0.3
sudo apt-get install winehq-stable

Method 2: Install Wine 2.0.3 in Ubuntu / LinuxMint from source file

Step 1: Download the source file by using the below command
wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/2.0/wine-2.0.3.tar.xz
Step 2: Unzip the file
tar -xvf wine-2.0.3.tar.xz
Step 3: 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
Once the Wine 2.0.3 installation completed, run the below command to check the wine configuration
winecfg
Step 5: Run wine 2.0.3

Open the windows application by using the below command here i am opening internet explorer
wine <program name>
wine iexplore.exe


For Un-installation use the below command

sudo apt-get remove --autoremove wine-stable wine-stable-amd64
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