Wine without X

Chris Rees utisoft at
Thu Mar 26 08:49:33 PDT 2009

2009/3/26 Robert Huff <roberthuff at>:
> Bill Moran writes:
>>  > I want to install wine, but without X on the system.
>>  Why would you expect this to be possible?  The GUI is an integral
>>  part of MS Windows ... I can't imagine how wine would work at all
>>  without X installed -- which is probably why you're not getting
>>  any answers.
>        I'm not that familiar with Wine - does it support use of the
> Windows command prompt?  I can conceive of a program which requires
> Windows libraries or the kernel, but does not use the gui.
>        (Though I agree that at that point finding a non-Windows
> solution becomes increasingly attractive.)
>                                Robert Huff
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If you're most worried about 'cluttering' up your base system, a jail
(8) could be the answer for you. X chomps a little hard drive space
for sure, but if it's in a jail, there're no package crossovers.


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