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How to Install Wine on Sparky Linux 2020 Game Over

SparkyLinux 2020 Game Over includes Wine preinstalled. The procedure in this document installs the latest version of Wine Stable or Wine Development

Install apt-transport-https

Update the package database and do the installation.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https

Check installed architectures

Verify 64-bit architecture. The following command should respond with "amd64".

$ dpkg --print-architecture

See if 32-bit architecture is already installed. The following command should respond with "i386"

$ dpkg --print-foreign-architectures

If it does not display "i386", execute the following.

$ sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Re-check with

$ dpkg --print-foreign-architectures

Add the WineHQ repository

Get and install the repository key.

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

Use the next three Terminal commands to add the Wine HQ repository for Debian 11 Bullseye to the list of repositories.

$ echo 'deb bullseye main' > /tmp/winehq.list

$ sudo cp /tmp/winehq.list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/

$ rm /tmp/winehq.list

Execute the next command to update the package database.

$ sudo apt update

Install Wine

The next command will install Wine Stable. If you prefer Wine Development or Wine Staging, replace winehq-stable with either winehq-devel or with winehq-staging.

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

Verify the installation succeeded.

$ wine --version