WineHQ is a well-known application for the Linux users. This piece of amazing software offers the user to install Microsoft Windows Software on the Linux / Unix environment. WineHQ is not an emulator or virtual machine rather it offers binary compatibility, graphics support, sound interaction, support for modems, networks, scanners, tablets, keyboards, and other devices. This software is very helpful if you need run any windows software on Linux system.
Today I am going to show you how to install WineHQ on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, and other Ubuntu-based distros.
How to Install WineHQ on Ubuntu / Linux Mint
Run the following command into Terminal to enable 32-bit architecture from 64-bit system
sudo dpkg –add-architecture i386
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel
Run the following command to start the application
sudo apt-get install flex bison
Download Source code
Extract Source code
sudo bzip2 -cd wine-1.8.2.tar.bz2 | tar xvf - cd wine-1.8.2/
change to root access
configure source code
./configure --without-x --without-freetype
Make and compile file
For compile source, you need time 2 hours
Install source code
After installation is completed, check your version of wine now
sudo wine --version
If you face any problem, please let me know in the comment section or you can always follow the official documents and forum to get the best solution of any sort of issue related to WineHQ Installation.
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