June 14, 2008

How-To: Compile and Install Latest Wine Version in Debian Lenny

Note: This how-to may also work in Ubuntu and other Debian-based distributions.

First, install the needed dependencies using:

apt-get build-dep wine

Then, get the source code for the latest Wine version from the official website. Uncompress it, change the current working directory to the wine source directory and issue the command:


If the source configures properly you'll get a message similar to the one below:

configure: Finished. Do 'make depend && make' to compile Wine.

We need to install wine as root user, do you want us to build wine,
'su root' and install Wine? Enter 'no' to continue without installing

Type yes, wait for Wine to be compiled, then enter your root password and install Wine. After Wine gets installed, run winecfg in order to configure it, then use it as wine win_application.exe in order to run Windows programs.

Wine 1.0RC5 - About window

Updated: Jun 14, 2008 (Created: Jun 14, 2008)

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