How to Install Wine 4.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 18.10 / Linux Mint 19

Wine is a free and open source tool which allows us to run Microsoft based windows software on Linux like operating systems. Wine tool provides a software library called as Winelib, using winelib developers can compile windows based software’s so that they can be run on Linux like operating systems.

Recently latest version of Wine 4.0 has been released, in this article we will demonstrate how to install Wine 4.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 / 18.10 and Linux  Mint 19.

Below steps are applicable for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / 18.10 and Linux Mint 19

Step:1 Download and Install Wine 4 repo key

Open the terminal and execute the following commands to download and install wine 4.0 repo key,

[email protected]:~$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
[email protected]:~$ wget -nc
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-key add winehq.key
[sudo] password for pkumar:
[email protected]:~$

Step:2 Enable Wine 4.0 repository using apt-add-repository command

Execute the below apt-add-repository comman to enable wine 4 package repository.

For Ubuntu 18.04 LTS / Linux Mint 19

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb bionic main'

output of above command should be something like below,


For Ubuntu 18.10

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb cosmic main'

Step:3 Install latest stable version of wine

Execute the below apt-get commands to install latest stable version of Wine (i.e Wine 4.0)

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get update
[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable -y

Once all the required packages are installed successfully, try to access windows notepad using the following command

[email protected]:~$ wine notepad.exe

Above command will install dependencies that are required to start notepad,



Step:4) Installing Windows application using winetricks script

Once you install Wine 4 then you need a winetricks script to install windows application via wine on Linux like operating systems, let’s first download this script using below wget command,

[email protected]:~$ wget
[email protected]:~$ chmod +x winetricks

Start the winetricks using below command and try installing windows applications

[email protected]:~$ ./winetricks


Click on Ok

In the next window Select “Install a Windows DLL or component” and then click on OK


In the next screen select the package that you want to install, let’s assume we want to install “Windows Media Player 10“, select its package and then click on OK



Once the wmp10 is downloaded and installed successfully, we should see the Windows Media Player 10.

Remove Wine from your System

If you want to remove wine completely from your system then below commands one after the another,

[email protected]:~$ sudo apt-get purge winehq-stable
[email protected]:~$ rm -rf $HOME/.wine
[email protected]:~$  rm -f $HOME/.config/menus/applications-merged/*wine*
[email protected]:~$  rm -rf $HOME/.local/share/applications/wine
[email protected]:~$  rm -f $HOME/.local/share/desktop-directories/*wine*
[email protected]:~$  rm -f $HOME/.local/share/icons/*wine*

That’s all from this article, please do share your feedback and comments.

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