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Install Wine 2.0.2 Stable Release on Ubuntu 17.04 and Below

Wine 2.0.2 is the latest stable release to Wine 2.0 series. This release comes as a maintainance release to address various bugs reported since last release. Before we proceed on how to install wine 2.0.2 on Linux, lets take a quick look at some of the reported issues addressed in this update.

Install Wine 2.0.2

Wine 2.0.2 Changelog

  • BlueByte Game Channel failure to install now resolved
  • The TreeView + right click doesn’t work the way it does in native windows
  • Some extra mouse buttons that do not work in Firefox resolved
  • No standard background color in Wine configuration
  • Xuzhou network client crashes during startup
  • regedit: a key created when right-clicking the context menu is in an incorrect position
  • Also Secret Files 3 demo shows only some parts of background in ConfigTool
  • A right click on a registry key does not select the key
  • The default registry key is not the same as on Windows
  • MalwareBytes Anti-malware software needs msvcr100.dll.lldiv implementation
  • Corrupted gauntlet character screen background fixed
  • The followings app needed some dll files “ACDSee Pro 9”, “Final Fantasy X”, “0 A.D.”, “Steep (Ubisoft)”, “Martal Kombat X”, “Kontact 5.6”, “Aliens vs. Predator (2010)”, “ACDSee Pro 9 needs”, “Playstation”, as well as “Itunes”
  • Free Devanagari font Samanata crashes during GPOS processing
  • WSAStringToAddress fails to parse IP v6 addresses with port number
  • Excel 2010 does not work: unimplemented function oleaut32.dll.GetAltMonthNames
  • Multiple 64-bit applications crash with stack overflow errors when Wine is compiled with GCC 7.x
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See Wine 2.0.2 announcement for complete lists

How to install Wine 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 17.10, Ubuntu 17.04, Ubuntu 16.04

Please note that Rico Tzschichholz currently maintains an up-to-date WineHQ release in this PPA marked as Unstable in name even though it works.

1) Install Wine via PPA Repository

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ricotz/unstable
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine-stable winetricks

2) How to compile Wine on Ubuntu

wget http://dl.winehq.org/wine/source/2.0/wine-2.0.2.tar.xz
tar xjf wine-2.0.2.tar.xz
cd wine-2.0.2/

# install wine required dependencies
sudo apt-get build-dep wine

# For 32bit OS
sudo ./configure

# For 64-bit OS
sudo ./configure --enable-win64

# If encounter Xlib/Xfree86 error, run following commands and repeat configure
sudo apt-get install libx11-dev:i386 libfreetype6-dev:i386

# ----- Update and Install Wine -----
sudo make
sudo make install

How to uninstall Wine from Ubuntu

sudo apt-get purge wine-stable winetricks && sudo apt autoremove

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