I downloaded wine1.6 from winehq.org and did the following

 ./configure --enable-win64 --without-freetype
make install

Now when I right click on .exe >open with wine windows program loader nothing happens. Also wine --version says no command wine found Trying open with with right-click on exe shows following dialogue box. enter image description here

  • In my case.Wine has been installed.But when I run "wine --version" in terminal on ubuntu.The terminal returns nothing.If I right click the *.exe run by wine,Nothing happens too.
    – linjiejun
    Jan 9, 2020 at 6:03

2 Answers 2


If wine --version returns wine: command not found the probabilities that you didn't installed it are high. You may want go for the safe path and install wine using apt:

sudo apt-get install wine

That will 100% sure install wine correctly.

  • sudo apt-get install wine requires online connection i guess. But i want to install the downloaded packages.
    – pranphy
    Jan 21, 2014 at 20:10
dpkg --get-selections | grep wine

If the output of the above command displays wine,then you installed wine.If not install wine by running,

sudo apt-get install wine
  • that command doesn't display anything. But apt-get requires internet connection and i am on very very slow network. isn't it possible just to install the wine package i've downloaded?
    – pranphy
    Jan 8, 2014 at 3:21

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