wine on amd64

Tijl Coosemans tijl at
Tue Apr 10 13:10:52 UTC 2007

On Monday 09 April 2007 19:28:50 Kris Kennaway wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 09, 2007 at 09:37:00AM -0700, Steve Franks wrote:
> > Why does the wine port complain that it will not build on my
> > 6.2/amd64 machine?  A quick search around seems to
> > indicate that the linux (kubuntu, debian) guys compile wine on
> > their 64-bit platforms???  And you know how we *hate* to let them
> > think they have something we bsd-ites do not ;)
> Extra patches, I guess.  Why not look into it and see what needs to
> be added to our port?

Wine runs win32 programs. It needs to be built as a 32bit program
linked with 32bit libraries. The ports/package system can't handle
32bit code on amd64.

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