Welcome to our guide on how to install Wine 4.0 on Debian 9.8. Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator) is a free and opensource software that allows Microsoft Windows applications and computer games to run on POSIX-compliant Operating Systems, such as Linux, MacOS and BSD. Wine 4.0 is the latest and stable release version as of this writing. This release comes with a lot of improvements with the main highlights being;
- Support for Game controllers
- Support for Direct3D 12
- Vulkan support
- Support for High-DPI on Android
You can learn more about the major improvements in Wine 4.0 on the release notes.
How to Install Wine 4.0 on Debian 9.8
Well, it is pretty simple to install wine package on Debian 9.8 since the package is available on the default repositories. However, if you are looking at installing the latest and stable release, Wine 4.0, you need to install Wine PPA repository for Debian 9. First things first;
Enable support for 32-bit packages if you are running a 64 bit system.
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Download and install the Wine PPA repository signing key
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key sudo apt-key add winehq.key
Install Wine PPA repository
echo "deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ stretch main" | sudo tee -a /etc/apt/sources.list
Once the PPA repository is installed, update your system packages.
sudo apt install apt-transport-https sudo apt update
Next, install Wine 4.0 on Debian 9.8 by executing the command below;
sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable
Once the installation completes, you can verify the Wine version by executing the command below;
wine --version wine-4.0
There you go. This guide has taken you through all the steps required to install Wine 4.0 on Debian 9.8. You can now run Windows-based applications on your Debian 9.8 system. Enjoy.
Install Wine 4 on CentOS 8 by following the link below;