Wine and FreeBSD how to

Micah micahjon at
Tue Aug 8 04:52:16 UTC 2006

Gautham Ganapathy wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-07-31 at 06:28 -0700, Joshua Lewis wrote:
>>    I installed wine on my 6.1 system but I don't see a config file
>>    anywhere on the system. Has anyone installed and used Wine
>>    successfully that could point me towards an easy FreeBSD how to? Or
>>    something similar. I told my 7 year old I would load a game for him
>>    and wanted to look for an easy how too.
>>    Sincerely,
>>    Joshua Lewis
> Run 'wine' once from the shell for it to generate the .wine directory
> under $HOME. Then, try using 'winecfg' for configuration
> However, so far I have not been able to get anything more complex than
> notepad running under wine on freebsd-6.1-release
> Regards
> Gautham

There's a nice technical discussion of WINE vs FreeBSD over on hackers@ 
that talks about why wine doesn't work. Supposedly if you set up wine to 
emulate Win2K it'll work better, but not perfectly (like WINE ever 
worked perfectly :) and there are patches in the pipeline that'll help 
with some other problems.


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