How to Install Wine 7.20 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

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This tutorial will be helpful for beginners to install wine 7.20 on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04, and Linux Mint 21.

What is Wine?

Wine is a recursive acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator“.The project’s goal was and is to allow users to run their Windows software on non-Windows systems, and it has been very successful in this regard.

WineHQ is made up of a number of different parts, all of which are necessary for the successful running of Windows software.

WineHQ Team released its new Development version 7.20

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What’s New in Wine 7.20?

  • Font-linking improvements.
  • A number of fixes for exception unwinding
  • Support for dumping EMF spool files in WineDump.
  • Mono engine updated to version 7.4.0.
  • Various bug fixes

Install Wine 7.20 on Ubuntu / Linux Mint

Step 1: Install the Required dependencies

sudo apt install libgnutls30:i386 libgpg-error0:i386 libxml2:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386 libsdl2-2.0-0:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libdbus-1-3:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386

Step 2: Enable the 32-bit architecture and download the repository key

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 && sudo wget -O /etc/apt/keyrings/winehq-archive.key

Step 3: Add the Official Wine repository

cd /etc/apt/sources.list.d && sudo wget -nc$(lsb_release -cs)/winehq-$(lsb_release -cs).sources

For Linux Mint 21 users run the below command

wget -nc

Step 4: Install the Wine 7.16 Development version

sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel

Step 5: Verify the installation

For verification run the below command

wine <application name>

wine notepad.exe

Uninstall Wine 7.20

For uninstallation of wine 7.20 run the below command

sudo apt remove --autoremove winehq-devel && sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq*.sources


From this tutorial, you have learned how to download and install Wine 7.20 on Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and Linux Mint 21

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