Trying to install WINE on ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to install wine on ubuntu 18.04. I get errors with everything I do, I look up the errors online, try to follow directions, different errors. This never happened on 16.04 LTS. Should I go back to 16.04.? Or should I simply give up.? I have tried to follow your suggestions online and while they are extremely well written, things still go wrong.
I hope you are able to guide me step by step, if not I think I might tear out the little remaining hair on my thick head.

Thank you in advance Abhishek.

Rodney Jackson
rodney.jackson@optusnet.com.au

To be able to do that, you need to first provide a very elaborate step by step description of what exactly you tried to do and what exactly those results were. If it is too complicated to copy paste everything, you are welcome to take screenshots or make gifs.

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Yes, you are correct, being older I forgot the steps so I will start again and save what I was doing, what the faults were and what I did to try to overcome them.
Thank you for your reply.

Rodney Jackson.

Installation
If you are running an Ubuntu derivative, you’ll find Wine located in the Software Center. Chances are, however, that version is outdated. Because of that, we want to avoid installing the “out of the box” version offered. To do this, we must add the official Wine repository. This can be done one of two ways, via command line or GUI. Since our goal is running Windows applications, let’s use the GUI method.
Here’s how:
1. Click on the Applications menu
2. Type software
3. Click Software & Updates
4. Click on the Other Software tab
5. Click Add
6. Enter ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa in the APT line section (Figure 2)
7. Click Add Source
8. Enter your sudo password
9. Click Authenticate
10. Click Close
11. When prompted, click Reload

Everything O.K. until step 11 then this error:

E:The repository ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/mc3man/xerus-media/ubuntu bionic Release’ does not have a Release file., W:Updating from such a repository can’t be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default., W:See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details., E:The repository ‘http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntu-wine/ppa/ubuntu bionic Release’ does not have a Release file.

http://ppa.launchpad.net/mc3man/xerus-media/ubuntu/dists/

There you can see the available Ubuntu codenames. You have to choose one that is not only compatible with your version, but also actually available in the repository.
So in this case you have to choose one of these, since bionic is unavailable:

  • artful
  • devel
  • xenial

I went through below page of winehq.org and followed exact steps and had wine working in first attempt.

https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu

above page says that works for Ubuntu 18 as well.

Also, read carefully about Ubuntu 18.04 on same page.

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