Monthly Archives: July 2012

Installing Wine on Ubuntu

Adding the WineHQ PPA Repository:

Open the Software Sources menu by launching the Ubuntu Software Center and selecting Edit->Software Sources. Choose the Other Software tab and click Add.

Software Center->Edit->Software Sources->Other Software

Then, copy and paste the line below.


Warning: Beta packages

The 1.5 packages here are beta packages. This means they will periodically suffer from regressions, and as a result an update may break functionality in Wine. If the stable 1.4 Wine version works for you, then you may not want to use these beta packages.

Installing Wine:

Once you have added the WineHQ PPA Repository, you are ready to install.
To get the most recent Wine 1.5 beta, click this link to install the wine1.5 package.
To install the older, stable Wine 1.4 version, click this link to install the wine1.4 package.

Upgrading to a new version of Ubuntu

If you are upgrading the entire system, such as going from Ubuntu 11.10 to 12.04, you will need to come back to this page and add the repository again. The built in update manager will not switch the Wine repository automatically.

Alternative Command Line Instructions for Installing Wine:

It is also possible to add the Wine PPA and install via the terminal. This may be useful on Kubuntu, Xubuntu, and other Ubuntu derivatives.
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
Then update APT package information by running ‘sudo apt-get update‘. You can now install Wine by typing ‘sudo apt-get install wine1.5‘.
If you’d like to browse the PPA manually, you can visit its Launchpad page.

.exe files execution in Ubuntu with Wine

First you need to install wine to get it through:
sudo apt-get install wine

Steps to get Internet Explorer are:

1. Open winetricks (Applications->wine->Winetricks)
2. Choose the option, “Select the default wine prefix” (confusing to me since I don’t know what a prefix is and it sounds like I’m doing something that will be the default for everything in wine)
3. Click “OK”
4. Choose option, “Install a Windows DLL or component”
5. Click “OK”
6. Now choose IE6, 7, or 8 from the list and check the checkbox
Note: Choose one option at a time as wine need to restart after each install.
7. Click “OK”

After installation it will ask for “restart”, this will not restart your system but restart the “wine”.

You also get some error messages, just click on OK.

From now on, if you need to run the installed program then go to Applications -> wine -> Browse C: Drive -> Program Files -> Internet Explorer -> Run “iexplore.exe” with “wine”

So, would you ever say that you can not run Internet Explorer on Linux? 🙂


Step:1 Go to Terminal and type for Wine Tricks installation 
             sudo apt-get install wine
Step:2 ofter install Wine then type for IE8 installation
             winetricks ie8
Step:3 type this for opening IE8 in Ubuntu
             wine ‘C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore’
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