Version 8.0.2-1 is a new release; it follows the upstream release.

The xPack WineHQ is a standalone binary distribution of WineHQ.

There are binaries GNU/Linux (Intel 64-bit).


The binary files are available from GitHub Releases.


  • GNU/Linux Intel 64-bit: any system with GLIBC 2.27 or higher (like Ubuntu 18 or later, Debian 10 or later, RedHat 8 later, Fedora 29 or later, etc)


The full details of installing the xPack WineHQ on various platforms are presented in the separate Install page.

Easy install

The easiest way to install WineHQ is with xpm by using the binary xPack, available as @xpack-dev-tools/wine from the registry.

With the xpm tool available, installing the latest version of the package and adding it as a development dependency for a project is quite easy:

cd my-project
xpm init # Add a package.json if not already present

xpm install @xpack-dev-tools/wine@latest --verbose

ls -l xpacks/.bin

To install this specific version, use:

xpm install @xpack-dev-tools/wine@8.0.2-1.1 --verbose

It is also possible to install Meson Build globally, in the user home folder, but this requires xPack aware tools to automatically identify them and manage paths.

xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/wine@latest --verbose


To remove the links created by xpm in the current project:

cd my-project

xpm uninstall @xpack-dev-tools/wine

To completely remove the package from the central xPack store:

xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/wine


The xPack WineHQ is based on the official WineHQ, with no changes.

The current version is based on:

  • WineHQ release 8.0 from 2023-07-19.


  • none

Bug fixes

  • none


  • none

Known problems

  • none

Shared libraries

On all platforms the packages are standalone, and expect only the standard runtime to be present on the host.

All dependencies that are build as shared libraries are copied locally in the libexec folder (or in the same folder as the executable for Windows).


On GNU/Linux the binaries are adjusted to use a relative path:

$ readelf -d | grep runpath
 0x000000000000001d (RPATH)            Library rpath: [$ORIGIN]

In the GNU search strategy, the DT_RPATH has the highest priority, higher than LD_LIBRARY_PATH, so if this later one is set in the environment, it should not interfere with the xPack binaries.

Please note that previous versions, up to mid-2020, used DT_RUNPATH, which has a priority lower than LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and does not tolerate setting it in the environment.


The current WineHQ documentation is available online from:


The binaries for all supported platforms (Windows, macOS and GNU/Linux) were built using the xPack Build Box (XBB), a set of build environments based on slightly older distributions, that should be compatible with most recent systems.

For the prerequisites and more details on the build procedure, please see the How to build page.

CI tests

Before publishing, a set of simple tests were performed on an exhaustive set of platforms. The results are available from:




The SHA-256 hashes for the files are:


Deprecation notices

32-bit support

Support for 32-bit Intel Linux and Intel Windows was dropped in 2022. Support for 32-bit Arm Linux (armv7l) will be preserved for a while, due to the large user base of 32-bit Raspberry Pi systems.

Linux minimum requirements

Support for RedHat 7 was dropped in 2022 and the minimum requirement was raised to GLIBC 2.27, available starting with Ubuntu 18, Debian 10 and RedHat 8.

Pre-deprecation notice for Ubuntu 18.04

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver reached the end of the standard five-year maintenance window for Long-Term Support (LTS) release on 31 May 2023.

As a courtesy, the xPack GNU/Linux releases will continue to be based on Ubuntu 18.04 for another year.

From mid-2024 onwards, the GNU/Linux binaries will be built on Debian 10, (GLIBC 2.28), and are also expected to run on RedHat 8.

Users are urged to update their build and test infrastructure to ensure a smooth transition to the next xPack releases.

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