i tried to download q4wine and everything went well but when i tried to open the software it gave me this:

Cannot find or execute the 'wine' binary. Make sure that this binary is available by search PATH variable and see also INSTALL file for application depends

2 Answers 2


Use sudo apt-get install wine.

WINE is a Windows API implementation on Linux which q4wine depends on.

Look into Wikipedia article for more information.

If you need to set up your $PATH, you can set it inside /etc/environment. It should look like:

  • i have it but i dosent find my wine binary D:
    – user257719
    Mar 13, 2014 at 21:45
  • i cant get wine
    – user257719
    Mar 14, 2014 at 4:30
  • I changed my answer, check the changes.
    – Danatela
    Mar 14, 2014 at 4:36

You can install q4wine using:

sudo apt-get install q4wine

This may need wine, and would be installed as a dependency if not previously installed. The wine binary should be in /usr/bin, if it is not in your $PATH variable, refer to this answer to add /usr/bin to your $PATH variable.

  • wheres is my /usr/bin? @jobin
    – user257719
    Mar 13, 2014 at 21:44
  • btw i already have installed q4 wine @jobin
    – user257719
    Mar 13, 2014 at 21:47
  • @user257719: What is the output of which wine?
    – jobin
    Mar 14, 2014 at 5:28

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