Install Wine 1.8 on Ubuntu System
The Wine Team finally announced the new stable Wine 1.8 release. The new Wine PPA maintained by WinHQ.org has built the packages for Ubuntu 15.10, 15.04, 14.04 & 12.04. See the release notes for a summary of the major changes.
This article will help you to install Wine 1.8 Stable Release on systems.
First you upgrade your system packages after that install build-essential package which provides most of common development packages.
# sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade # sudo apt-get install build-essential
Download Wine 1.8
Now download wine source code and install on your system. Use below commands to download it.
# cd /opt # sudo wget http://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/1.8/wine-1.8.tar.bz2 # sudo tar xjf wine-1.8.tar.bz2 # cd wine-1.8
Install Wine 1.8
Configure wine using one of following command based on your system requirement.
For 32-Bit Systems: # sudo ./configure For 64-Bit Systems: # sudo ./configure --enable-win64
Now compile wine source with the help of make command.
# sudo make # sudo make install
Check Wine Version:
Use following command to check version of wine on your system.
For 32-Bit Systems: # wine --version On 64-Bit Systems: # wine64 --version
How to Use Wine:
To use wine we need to download a windows exe file and open it with wine.
For 32-Bit Systems: # wine putty.exe On 64-Bit Systems: # wine64 putty.exe