How to Add WineHQ Repository on Debian Guide

April 10, 2018 | By the+gnu+linux+evangelist | Filed in: Tutorial.

GNU/Linux Debian Adding Latest Wine Repository

You are Welcome! This Tip Shows You How to Add Latest Wine Debian Apt Repository.

And Wine for Debian (originally an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”) is a Compatibility Layer capable of Running Windows Apps on several POSIX-compliant OSes systems, such as Linux, Mac OSX, & BSD.

Especially relevant is how Wine dispose of 3 Branches for the Releases: Stable, Development and Staging.

So this Guide is Valid for All the Debian Linux Based Distros:

  • Debian
  • Kali Linux
  • Deepin Linux
  • MX Linux
  • antiX Linux
  • Parrot Linux
  • SparkyLinux
  • MakuluLinux
  • Elive Linux
  • LMDE Linux
  • CrunchBang Linux
  • Parsix Linux

It’s enough to find the Corresponding Debian parent Release…

How to Install the Latest Wine Debian Repository - Featured
  1. 1. Launching Terminal

    Open a Terminal window
    Ctrl+Alt+t on Desktop
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands).

     - Open Terminal Shell Emulator
  2. 2. Enabling 32-bit Arch

    First, Enable 32-bit Arch

    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 
  3. 3. Adding Wine GPG Key

    Next Add Wine GPG Key
    First, access the Downloads directory:

    cd && cd Downloads

    Then Grab the Key with:

    wget -nc

    And finally, Setup it:

    sudo apt-key add winehq.key
  4. 4. Setting Up Repository

    And to Setup Latest Wine Debian Repo
    For the Rolling Debian Based Distros like Kali then follow Instructions for the actual Debian Stable/Testing releases:

    So on Sid/Unstable do:

    su -c 'echo "deb sid main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list'
    Again for Testing/Bullseye:
    su -c 'echo "deb bullseye main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list'

    And for Buster:

    su -c 'echo "deb buster main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list'
    For Kali Use instead “sudo su -c“;

    Likewise for Stretch:

    su -c 'echo "deb stretch main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list'

    Again for Jessie:

    su -c 'echo "deb jessie main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list'

    Finally, for Wheezy:

    su -c 'echo "deb wheezy main" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list'
  5. 5. Updating Debian Repositories

    So to Update Debian Apt Repos

    sudo apt-get update

So Now I’m truly Happy if My Guide could Help You to Add Latest Wine Debian Repository!

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