Wine on FBSD-7.0 amd64. Does it run?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Thu Jul 9 17:20:07 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jul 09, 2009 at 01:10:58AM -0500, Adam Vande More wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 8, 2009 at 9:32 AM, kxorrao <luizbcampos at> wrote:
> >    What port of wine should I download in order to play 32bit .exe
> > files on FreeBSD-7.0 amd64? Linux wine or Wine?
> >
> >
> It's not a terribly big port.  Compile it and check.  Generally if there are
> problems with port on a specific platform, it will not build.  Use regular
> wine/avoid emulators within emulators if at all possible.

The wine port only works on i386:

# grep ARCHS /usr/ports/emulators/wine/Makefile

If I understood correctly, the problem is that wine is a 32-bit
program. See

It would need 32-bit versions of all the libraries that it uses. The
FreeBSD ports system doesn't currently isn't equipped to handle
this. Not that this would be impossible, but nobody has bothered. 

The concensus seems (and rightly so IMHO) to be that development effort
is better spent cleaning up 32-bit programs so they can run on amd64
natively than providing a 32-bit infrastructure on amd64 when you can
easily run 32-bit programs on FreeBSD i386 if necessary.

It is possible to use a 32-bit jail on amd64. If you install the ports
tree in that jail you could perhaps build wine? I haven't tried this,

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