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How to install Wine on Neon 18.04 Bionic (KDE Neon)

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This simple guide will help you to install wine32 on bionic release of KDE neon. The steps shown in this guide worked on to systems both running

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No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:   neon
Description:   KDE neon User Edition 5.13
Release:   18.04
Codename:   bionic

If you’re having issues installing wine on Neon 18.04 it has to do with i386 versión of wine. First of all you have to allow i386 architecture

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sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386

Don’t try to install wine still. First add wine repositories

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wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key
sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ artful main'
sudo apt update

If you try to install at this point you’ll still have dependencies issues, you have to downgrade libblkid1 to versión 2.31.1-0.4ubuntu3.1

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sudo apt install libblkid1=2.31.1-0.4ubuntu3.1

after that install i386 versión of the package

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sudo apt install libblkid1:i386

I marked the package to not be upgraded using the following command

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sudo apt-mark hold libblkid1

Now, you can install wine.

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sudo apt install wine-stable wine32

After the installation if you try to run wine, you’ll get the error “Command wine not found”. It’s because wine binaries are located in /opt/wine-stable/bin/ but are being looked for in /usr/bin you can check that wine is actually installed by typing

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sudo find / -type f -name wine

To solve this you can create simlinks to to the binaries within /usr/bin for both wine and wine64

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sudo ln -s /opt/wine-stable/bin/wine /usr/bin/wine
sudo ln -s /opt/wine-stable/bin/wine64 /usr/bin/wine64

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