Which wine do I need?
mueller6722 at twc.com
Sun May 14 23:23:11 UTC 2017
I see several different wine ports and would like to know which I need for amd64 and which I need for an i386 installation.
from David Naylor:
> On Saturday, 13 May 2017 08:16:55 Thomas Mueller wrote:
> > I see several different wine ports and would like to know which I need for
> > amd64 and which I need for an i386 installation.
> > I don't really want i386-wine as such, since I would install wine on i386
> > and could then mount this partition at /compat/i386 to run from amd64,
> > while retaining the ability to run from straight i386.
> This is effectively what i386-wine does: it bundles the required 32-bit
> libraries from a i386 host/environment and packages them such that they can
> run on an amd64 machine.
> > Am I correct that I would build wine (or wine-devel) on i386 and then
> > install wine or wine-devel on amd64?
> Correct, you should use the same port for both i386 and amd64, however if you
> are running Windows programs from /compat/i386 then there is no need to
> install wine on the amd64 host (unless you want to run 64-bit programs).
> > Am I better off doing this on FreeBSD 11-STABLE or on 12-HEAD?
> Normally CURRENT doesn't cause issues with wine, however STABLE will more,
> well, more stable. I wouldn't base the decision of CURRENT/STABLE on whats
> best for Wine. We do, however, need more people to test CURRENT.
My thought for building FreeBSD 11-STABLE for i386 is being better able to run wine from amd64, either HEAD or STABLE.
I think there might be problems using wine on i386 HEAD from 11-STABLE amd64?
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