How to install Wine on Linux Mint 20 / Ubuntu Linux 20.04

WineWine Is Not An Emulator” – Runs Windows Application, is a free an open-source application which enables running of windows .exe applications on several POSIX-compliant operating system such as Linux, Mac OSX and BSD. This post guide you to install Wine open source application on Linux Mint 20 LTS. Also users may follow the same steps on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS as well.

Install Wine on Linux Mint 20

1. Update your system

Update your system before installing any application on Linux Mint 20 (Click on picture below to enlarge it).
$ sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y 

2. Enable 32-bit architecture

Following command to enable support for 32-bit applications (Click on picture below to enlarge it).
$ sudo dpkg –add-architecute i386

3. Add Wine repository

Install wget command line tool if not installed
$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install software-properties-common wget
Import repository GPG key.
wget -qO – | sudo apt-key add –
Adding repository for Linux Mint 20 (Click on picture to enlarge it).
sudo apt-add-repository ‘deb focal main’

4. Install Wine Stable version

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install –install-recommends winehq-stable
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5. Check Installed Wine Version

Wait till the installation is complete and check Wine version with below command.
$ wine –version

6. Post Wine installation

Here, we are installing  Notepad++ windows version for demo. Download Notepad++ with following command.
$ wget
Install Notepad++ (Click on picture below to enlarge it).
$ wine npp.7.8.8.Installer.exe
When we run a Wine for the first time, it will ask you to install Mono package.
Install Gecko package.
Notepad ++ setup
Follow the Notepad ++ installation steps till it’s complete.
click on “Next” button.
click on “Next” button.
click on “Install” button.
Installing Notepad++
click on “Finish” button.
Lunch the Notepad++ application when installation is complete. Following screen shows the running of Notepad++ on Linux Mint 20.
In this post, we have seen installation steps of Wine stable version on Linux Mint 20 system. Also we have installed and verified Notepad++ .exe (widows version) working smoothly on Linux Mint 20. Please share it with others and use comment box below for any query. Also follow us on tecluesdotcom facebook page.

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