How To Install Wine 1.7.1 On Ubuntu, Linux Mint And Elementary OS

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, Wine 1.7.1 has been released a while ago, bringing improvements to the previous version.

What’s new in this release (from the official changelog):

  • ¬†Support for keyed event objects.
  • Support for the “init once” synchronization mechanism.
  • Activation context support for DLLs, typelibs, and COM classes.
  • Support for loading 32-bit typelibs on 64-bit.
  • Various Mac driver fixes.
  • Some fixes for serial port devices.
  • Various bug fixes.

how to install Wine 1.7.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

In this article I will show you how to install Wine 1.7.1 on Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander, Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 16 Petra, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna.

Wine 1.7.1 is available via some third party PPA, only for Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy Salamander and Linux Mint 16 Petra. All you have to do is add the ppa (we also need to add the wine ppa, for installing winetricks), update the system and install wine 1.7.1, like this:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:joe-yasi/yasi
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks

For the older versions of Ubuntu and Linux Mint + Elementary OS, we have to install Wine 1.7.1 from sources. Follow the instructions for your system and architecture exactly, in order to get a successful installation.

How to install Wine 1.7.1 on 32 bit Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and Linux Mint 15 Olivia systems:

$ sudo apt-get install flex bison qt4-qmake
$ wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.7.1.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf wine-1.7.*
$ cd wine-1.7.*
$ ./configure
$ cd tools
$ ./wineinstall

How to install Wine 1.7.1 on 64 bit Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail and Linux Mint 15 Olivia systems:

$ sudo apt-get install flex bison qt4-qmake
$ wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.7.1.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf wine-1.7.*
$ cd wine-1.7.*
$ ./configure --enable-win64
$ cd tools
$ ./wineinstall

How to install Wine 1.7.1 on 32 bit Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna:

$ sudo apt-get install flex bison qt3-dev-tools qt4-qmake
$ wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.7.1.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf wine-1.7.*
$ cd wine-1.7.*
$ ./configure
$ cd tools
$ ./wineinstall

How to install Wine 1.7.1 on 64bit Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 14 Nadia, Linux Mint 13 Maya and Elementary OS 0.2 Luna:

$ sudo apt-get install flex bison qt3-dev-tools qt4-qmake
$ wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/wine/wine-1.7.1.tar.bz2
$ tar -xjvf wine-1.7.*
$ cd wine-1.7.*
$ ./configure --enable-win64
$ cd tools
$ ./wineinstall

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