Wine Stable 6.0.1 Released! How to Install it in Ubuntu


Wine 6.0.1, the open-source compatibility layer to run Windows apps on Linux, was released as the first point release in the 6.0 stable series.

The release contains mainly bug-fixes, translation updates, and Documentation updates. It also adds a new feature: supporting for wine64 on Apple M1.

A total of 63 bugs has been fixed in the release for the Windows apps or games including Dark Sector, Earth 2160, Shadow Warrior 2, The Elder Scrolls V, The Witcher 3, Adobe Audition 2020, World of Tanks, iTunes, and more. See the release note for details.

How to Install Wine 6.0.1 in Ubuntu:

Wine has its own apt repository for Ubuntu, Linux Mint based systems. Open terminal from system app launcher. When it opens, run following commands one by one.

1.) Run command to enable 32 bit architecture (if you don’t have it):

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Type user password (no asterisk feedback) when it asks and hit Enter to continue.

2.) Install the repository key by running command:

wget -O - | sudo apt-key add -

3.) Add wine repository

Note there’s A BLANK SPACE before the code name (e.g., focal, groovy, hirsute, bionic) in each command!

  • For Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 20.x, run command:
    sudo apt-add-repository 'deb focal main'
  • For Ubuntu 20.10, run command:
    sudo apt-add-repository 'deb groovy main'
  • For Ubuntu 18.04, run command:
    sudo apt-add-repository 'deb bionic main'
  • For 21.04, run command:
    sudo apt-add-repository 'deb hirsute main'

Don’t know your system edition? Run lsb_release -a command in terminal to check out.

4.) For Ubuntu 18.04 and Linux Mint 19.x only, libfaudio0 library is required to install from a third-party repository by running command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport

5.) Finally install Wine 6.0.1 via command:

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

If you get unmet dependency issue, try aptitude command instead:

sudo apt install aptitude && sudo aptitude install winehq-stable

Still getting unmet dependency issue? Try running command to manually install some missing libraries. The command worked in my Ubuntu 20.04.

sudo apt-get install libgnutls30:i386 libldap-2.4-2:i386 libgpg-error0:i386 libxml2:i386 libasound2-plugins:i386 libsdl2-2.0-0:i386 libfreetype6:i386 libdbus-1-3:i386 libsqlite3-0:i386

Uninstall wine:

You may remove the PPA by launching Software & Updates utility and navigating to Other Software tab.

To remove wine 6.0.1, run command in terminal:

sudo apt remove --auto-remove winehq-stable