Installing Wine on Ubuntu 8.10

Wine is a free and open source implementation of the Windows API which allows you to run Windows applications on Ubuntu (and other Linux distros, Mac OS, Solaris, etc.) In this post you will see how to install the latest version of Wine.

Before installation, get the PGP key for the WineHQ APT repository. This key will be used by your system as a mean to authenticate the repository. You can get the PGP key from here (right-click and save to your desktop).

Then go to System -> Administration -> Software Sources. Enter your password and select the “Third-Party Software” tab. Click Add, copy the following line of code in the box that appears and click Add Source:

deb intrepid main #WineHQ – Ubuntu 8.10 “Intrepid Ibex”

adding repository

repository added

After the repository has been added, select the “Authentication” tab, click on the Import Key File button and select the PGP file that you downloaded earlier. Then press the Close button.

pgp key added

Now you can install Wine by opening a new Terminal window (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and executing the following command:

sudo apt-get install wine

Alternativel, if you don’t want to use wine, you can use Add/Remove. Go to Applications -> Add/Remove, and search for Wine. After you find it, select it and click the Apply Changes button. This will begin the installation.

search for wine

Once the installation is complete, you can install and run Windows applications on Ubuntu. You can find Wine in the Applications menu.


The newest versions of Wine available are usually in beta stages, but they do work fine. If you want to install an older (but stable) version, you can download the .deb files from here and install by double-clicking on them.

[Reference: WineHQ]


40 Responses to Installing Wine on Ubuntu 8.10

  1. Shogo says:

    u save my life!!! 😀 XD

  2. g2 says:

    Good and simple guide.
    Great job!

  3. kan says:

    good job…
    thank you for help me.

  4. Shaun says:

    Excellent job, Thankyou, Much appreciated

  5. Chris says:

    Great notes – even as a newbie I followed them!

  6. david akolashvili says:

    how install wine on ASP linux 11.2 please help me send me by email tutorial link or something

  7. david akolashvili says:

    i have installed wine on ubuntu 8.1 but help me how to install wine on asplinux 11.2

  8. Andrew says:

    I’m new to Linux. Without your great guide there would be no wine. Thank you so much. (Just in case you didn’t know, you’re a legend!)

  9. nass says:

    @david sorry man, I’ve never used asplinux before, so I’m not able to help you there.

    @andrew thanks 🙂 comments like this keep me going

  10. dusten says:

    yeah. simple explanation. well done. couldn’t find the correct repository/pgp. this was great!

  11. seetharaman says:

    thanks a lot..
    good job.

  12. ant says:

    hey can you explain what and how to download the pgp file

  13. ant says:

    Nevermind i figured it out thanks anyway it was very helpful

  14. ANOOP says:

    hey dude,
    Thanx man…ur a lfe saver ! :)…gud work and thanks again


  15. james says:

    thanx’s cheif
    and keep up the good work

  16. 108blog says:

    thank,good for guide. i like ubuntu 🙂

  17. ryan says:

    wow, nice reading this furum. i’ll try to configure my ubuntu with my wine.. niz furum….
    God Bless You Dude

  18. damian says:

    the pgp key link is dead.

  19. moebius_eye says:

    The WINE servers have a problem do one of you know how to install wine from another website??

  20. Jerry says:

    Thank you!

  21. Chufue says:

    That was a great and detailed explanation, there is no way to get this wrong with your instructions! thanks!

  22. Lukas says:

    Short and good guide!! Thanks 🙂

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  24. pujung says:

    I can not running Peachtree after installing it on wine. It just not running. I try to uninstall Peachtree, it is doing the same thing. Peachtree is work fine on windows. Can anybody help me how to fix it?

  25. naresh says:


  26. daniel says:

    thanks it works.

  27. wendy says:

    i instal wine on ubunto 8.1 but it does not work please help me out

  28. Panda says:

    thanks a lot

    a grate work

  29. Derwin says:

    why my ubuntu must take me to download 18 file, and my internet can’t respound it..??? always faild download file??

  30. Patrick says:

    thanks so much! now i can have linux as my only OS on my old desktop computer 😀

    also, this is nice and easy to understand. 🙂

  31. marty says:

    Thankyou for you help but when i try to put in wine it keeps telling me that they are out of date.Whatshould i do now PLEASE.

  32. marty says:

    I tried again and it works.Thankyou you hero

  33. ashwini says:

    Because of these guideline we have install window base application successfully on ubuntu.

    Thank You !!!!!!!!!!!

  34. shoyeb says:

    thanks for lot.

    i wish in future i will get help.

  35. MAX says:

    importing key is refusing pls help me out?????????????????????????????????

  36. Gireesh says:

    where can i get the pgp file…please reply…

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