Installation

Ready-to-use packages for Wine Staging are available for a variety of Linux distributions as well as for macOS. Just follow the installation instructions for your operating system below.

Remarks:

  • Tue, 28 Mar 2017: We have updated our build servers and have deprecated the repositories which were previously available at repos.wine-staging.com. We recommend all users to switch to the WineHQ repositories using the instructions below. Please see our announcement in the news section or the mailing list post for more details.
  • It is also possible to install multiple versions of Wine in parallel. Just replace winehq-staging with wine-staging in the instructions below, and start Wine Staging by typing the full path /opt/wine-staging/bin/{wine,winecfg,...}. Technically, the winehq-staging package depends on wine-staging and just installs a bunch of compatibility symlinks to /usr/bin.

Debian

Wine consists of a 32-bit and optional 64-bit part. In order to install i386 packages on a 64-bit system, you have to run the following command as a first step:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Afterwards import the key for our repository:

wget https://repos.wine-staging.com/wine/Release.key sudo apt-key add Release.key

And add our repository at the end of your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

# For Debian Wheezy add the following line: deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ wheezy main # For Debian Jessie this one: deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ jessie main # For Debian Stretch this one: deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ stretch main # And for Debian Sid this one: deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ sid main

Afterwards update the package cache and install Wine Staging:

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install winehq-staging

You should now be able to start Wine Staging. For more information about using Wine you can take a look at the Wine User Guide.


Fedora

Note: Fedora ships Wine Staging as the default version of Wine. There should be no need to use these packages, unless the support is removed again, or the version provided by Fedora is outdated. You can use wine --version and wine --patches to check whether your Wine version was built with the Staging patches applied. If the version ends with (Staging) you are already using the correct package.

The following commandline adds our repository to your system:

# For Fedora 24 dnf config-manager --add-repo https://repos.wine-staging.com/wine/fedora/24/winehq.repo # For Fedora 25 dnf config-manager --add-repo https://repos.wine-staging.com/wine/fedora/25/winehq.repo

Afterwards run the next command to install the package:

dnf install winehq-staging

You should now be able to start Wine Staging. For more information about using Wine you can take a look at the Wine User Guide.


Ubuntu

Start by importing the key for our repository:

wget https://repos.wine-staging.com/wine/Release.key sudo apt-key add Release.key

Then use the following command to add our repository to your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

sudo apt-add-repository 'https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/'

As a next step, please update the package cache and install Wine Staging:

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-staging

You should now be able to start Wine Staging. For more information about using Wine you can take a look at the Wine User Guide.


Linux Mint

Unfortunately, current versions of Linux Mint contain a bug in apt-add-repository, so the steps are a bit more complicated than on Ubuntu. Start by importing the key for our repository:

wget https://repos.wine-staging.com/wine/Release.key sudo apt-key add Release.key

Then use the following command to add our repository to a source file (located in /etc/apt/sources.list.d):

# For Linux Mint 17.x (Qiana, Rebecca, Rafaela, Rosa) run: sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ trusty main' # And for Linux Mint 18.x (Sarah, Serena): sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main'

As a next step, please update the package cache and install Wine Staging:

sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-staging

You should now be able to start Wine Staging. For more information about using Wine you can take a look at the Wine User Guide.


macOS

We provide prebuilt packages for Mac OS X 10.8 or higher. They contain the Wine files including the native winemac driver (+ dependencies), but no graphical tools for Wine prefix management. For now it is necessary to manually download and install the new package on each new release. We might implement an auto updater in the future.

  1. Please install XQuartz 2.7.7 or higher.
  2. Install Wine Staging by grabbing the .pkg from our repository and run the installer.

The first step is necessary because various binaries are linked against libraries from the XQuartz package. For Wine Staging, it is possible to install the package either for all users (needs administrator privileges), or just for your current user. After the installation has finished, you should find an entry "Wine Staging" in your Launchpad. When clicking on it, a new Terminal window opens with a short introduction.

It is recommended to run wine --check-libs after the installation to make sure that all necessary dependencies can be found (except libnetapi and libodbc which are not essential). You can now directly start wine/winecfg/... from the Terminal, as the $PATH variable is set correctly. For user convenience, the package also associates itself with all *.exe files, which means you can run windows executables just by double-clicking on them.

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