wine on amd64

Kris Kennaway kris at
Tue Apr 10 19:01:15 UTC 2007

On Tue, Apr 10, 2007 at 02:42:35PM +0200, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
> 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.

Well it can, you just need to also have 32-bit versions of all the
other ports too.  It is true that no-one has really worked on this,
but it's not technically difficult.

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