Installing WINE

Asked by Abhisek

I am using Ubuntu 8.04 and goingto update to 9.04. I downloaded wine from winehq and now I want to install it from the installed package .Please sugest me.

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Tom (tom6) said :

Try going up to the top taskbar and click on

System - Administration - Synaptic Package Manager

it asks for you normal user password, not your SuperUser/Root one. Use either search tool to find & install "wine". Note that all the programs you already have are marked with a green blob, to install something just right-click and choose "install". While you're there it's usually worth clicking on "Mark all Updates" button. Then click on the "Apply". Synaptic is great for finding useful programs because the "Search" button searches in descriptions as well as titles so i can be a bit vague and it still finds stuff for me ;) The one from the repositories is likely to be the best, or at least most stable version. A downloaded program could be a beta or development version or could be written for a different distro, one other than Ubuntu. I have almost no doubt that you have the right one this time but it's always worth searching in Synaptic before searching the internet.

Good luck and regards
Tom :)

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S.Vikash Koushik (vikashkoushik) said :

Hey ,

    Just go to Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal. There type the following:

sudo apt-get install wine

You will be asked for your password.(NOTE: While typing the password the,letters will not be visible.)

This will work for sure!

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Best Endolith (endolith) said :

Easier method:

1. Go here:
2. Click "Install"
3. Enter your password when asked

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Abhisek (abhisekpanda90) said :

Thanks Endolith, that solved my question.