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About Wine

If you are not familiar with Wine (or maybe even if you are), you may find the article Understanding Wine helpful. A more complete reference is the WineHQ Wine User's Guide.New Window Icon Also see the Wine List of Commands.New Window Icon


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Verify architectures

Begin by opening a Terminal window and checking your installed architectures. The following command should respond with amd64.

$ dpkg --print-architecture

Next, the following command should respond with i386.

$ dpkg --print-foreign-architectures

If the previous command did not show i386, do the following.

$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Subsequently, recheck with.

$ dpkg --print-foreign-architectures

Assuming you received the desired i386 response, continue on. Otherwise, you will need to resolve the architecture issue.

Add repository and install Wine

With the next two commands, you download and install the repository key.

$ wget -nc
$ sudo apt-key add winehq.key

Now, add the repository and update packages.

$ sudo apt-add-repository 'deb cosmic main'
$ sudo apt update

The next command will install the current stable version of Wine. Installing recent development versions of Wine is not possible. Development versions beginning with Wine 4.5 require libfaudio0, a package not available for Ubuntu 18.10, which is past end-of-life. See WineHQ devel InstallNew Window Icon and its listed Resources for versions of Ubuntu for which lifbaudio0 is available. If you need a development version of Wine, consider upgrading to Ubuntu 19.04 or later.

Install Wine-Stable.

$ sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

If apt complains about missing dependencies, install them, then repeat the last two commands (apt update and apt install).

Verify the installation succeeded.

$ wine --version

Next …

Now that Wine is installed, take a look at the article Using Wine for information on installing Windows applications.

There is also an article CSS HTML Validator installation with Wine which contains specific instructions for installing and configuring CSS HTML Validator.


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