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Well, I wonder if I am doing the right thing. I need to install Wine on 12.04 as its not install by default, and I had use the command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

And

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install wine1.5 

Was it right?

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Yes, that's correct. You might want to add sudo apt-get install winetricks if you are trying to install wine 1.5.6. –  Peachy Aug 15 '12 at 8:49

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Adding the PPA will let you install the latest wine updated before it is released in the official repository.

According to the official website wine1.5 is still in beta. So I wouldn't suggest installing it if you need something stable, so I would install wine1.4 instead. Unless you are certain the Windows application you need to run, only works on wine1.5.

So in short I would recommend the following:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa #This is optional since 1.4 is already available in the official repositories
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.4

But in case you are willing to install a beta package, and accept a few crashes every now and then (not saying that crashes WILL happen, but they are possible), then installing wine1.5 and reporting bugs and crashes is the way to go:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa #This is required since 1.5 is not available in the official repositories
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.4
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Thanks you dan, amazing men thanks a lot –  user83467 Aug 15 '12 at 9:04
    
i had try and i am having and error saying E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? ash@ash-System-Product-Name:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.4 E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable) E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? ash@ash-System-Product-Name:~$ –  user83467 Aug 15 '12 at 9:09
    
@user83467 Do you have any of the following running: Update Manager, Ubuntu Software Center or apt-get in another terminal? –  Dan Aug 15 '12 at 9:15

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