Hello, friends. This is a short post that may be useful to both sysadmin and many desktop users. Today, you will learn how to install Wine 7 on Debian 11.
Thanks to an active development, Wine 7 comes with many interesting new features. For example, the inclusion of the Windows-on-Windows 64bit architecture (WoW64) that allows us to install 32-bit Windows applications on 64-bit Linux systems.
Another exciting aspect of Wine 7 is that now the included applications support HiDPI and the Vulkan driver supports up to version 1.2.201 of the graphics API and initial support for Direct2D effects has been introduced.
So, as we can see, Wine continues to move forward with more and better support. That is why many users consider it necessary to always have the latest stable version.
Let’s go for it.
Install Wine 7 on Debian 11
Wine is included in the official Debian repositories, but as expected not the latest stable version.
So let’s update the whole operating system first.
sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade
After this, enable support for the 32-bit architecture.
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
Download the GPG key from Wine 7 repository
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
Now you have to add it to the system.
sudo apt-key add winehq.key
The next step is to add the Wine repository
sudo nano /etc/apt/source.list
And at the end of the file you have to add the following line
deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ bullseye main
Save the changes and close the file.
sudo apt update
And proceed to install Wine 7 by running
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
After the process finishes, you can check the version of the installation by running
wine --version wine-7.0
So, you can use it without any problems.
Wine is one of the most popular projects because it gives us unique opportunities like running Windows applications on Linux. Even if it doesn’t always work, sometimes it’s worth a try. In this post, we have explained how to install Wine version 7.