How to Install Wine 1.7.54 on Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Derivatives

Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) is an open-source compatibility layer software app that enables the Linux and Unix users to run Windows software on their systems, via the Winelib software library.

At first, Wine was an acronym for WINdows Emulator, but later, the name developers have shifted to the recursive backronym, “Wine is not an emulator”, to highlight that no emulation occurs when running Windows software.

The latest version available is Wine 1.7.54, which brings the following changes:

  • Implementation of the TransmitFile function.
  • More implementation of the Web Services DLL.
  • Improved video decoding.
  • Alternative for the deprecated prelink tool.
  • Major Turkish translation update.
  • Various bug fixes.

Installation instructions:

The latest version for Wine are available via party PPA, created to help the users get the latest updates as soon as they are released.

The below instructions should work on all the supported Ubuntu systems and derivatives: Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf, Ubuntu 15.04 Vivid Vervet, Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca, Pinguy OS 14.04, Elementary OS 0.3 Freya, Deepin 2014, Peppermint Five, LXLE 14.04, Linux Lite 2.

Just add the PPA to your OS, refresh the repositories and install the required packages:

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

Optional, to remove Wine and winetricks, do:

$ sudo apt-get remove wine1.7 winetricks

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2 comments on “How to Install Wine 1.7.54 on Ubuntu 15.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Ubuntu 14.04 and Derivatives
  1. Lázaro says:

    Thanks for sharing

  2. Audio says:

    They always refuse to update the PPA. It’s still on 1.7.44 which annoys me because there’s a bug that is refusing to log me into a program’s pager (which worked fine before). But, seriously. It’s annoying because not everyone knows how to compile from the source. They need to start updating all the supported OSes. I am slightly venting, but, it’s just sort of dumb to update like 20 versions later.

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