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 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.
Install wine 1.8

This article will help you to install Wine 1.8 Stable Release on systems.

Installing Prerequisite

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
# 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

wine 1.8_img

Enjoy it!

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