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Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is an open-source application provides compatibility of running software developed for Microsoft Windows on Unix-like operating systems. With the help of Wine, you can run Windows software on a Linux system. Wine 5.0 is the latest version available for the installation on Ubuntu systems.

This tutorial will help you to install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS systems.

Step 1 – Prerequisites

First of all, The systems running with the 64-bit architecture needs to enable 32-bit architecture.

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 

Then, download and add the repository key to your system.

wget -qO - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add - 

After that, use the following commands to enable the Wine apt repository in your system.

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ focal main' 

Step 2 – Install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04

Your system is ready for Wine installation. Use the following commands to install Wine packages from the apt repository. The --install-recommends option will install all the recommended packages by winehq stable versions on your Ubuntu 20.04 system.

sudo apt update 
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable 
In any case, you face unmet dependencies error with the installation process, use the following commands to install wine using aptitude on Ubuntu.
sudo apt install aptitude 
sudo aptitude install winehq-stable 

This will install Wine on your Ubuntu 20.04 system along with all required packages.

Step 3 – Test Wine Version

Wine installation has been completed successfully on your Ubuntu system. Use the following command to check the version of wine installed on your system.

wine --version 

wine-5.0.1

Step 4 – Using Wine (Optional)

To use wine we need to login to the GUI desktop of your Ubuntu system. After that Download a windows .exe file like PuTTY on your system and open it with Wine as below screenshot or use following command.

wine putty.exe

You can also launch by right click on the application and click Open With Wine Windows Program as shown in the below screenshot.

Install Wine on Ubuntu 20.04

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