How To Install WineHQ 1.5.31 On Ubuntu and Linux Mint

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, WineHQ 1.5.31 has been officially released.

Wine is an open-source, multi-platform emulator for Linux, BSD and Mac OS X. It enables installing Windows programs on other operating systems, like Linux.

If you already have Wine installed on your system, this is how you upgrade to the latest Winehq version:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

To install the latest Wine, WineHQ 1.5.31 on Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail, Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin, Linux Mint 15 Olivia, Linux Mint 14 Nadia and Linux Mint 13 Maya, this is what you have to do:

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install wine1.5 winetricks

If you don’t have a Wine PPA for your distribution, you can install Wine 1.5.31 from sources:

Download Wine 1.5.31 tar bzip archive from sourceforge.

Install some dependecy:

$ sudo apt-get install flex bison

Install WineHQ 1.5.31 from sources:

$ cd ~/Downloads
$ tar xvf wine-1.5.31.tar.bz2
$ cd wine-1.5.31/tools
$ sudo chmod +x wineinstall
$ sudo ./wineinstall

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