Is it safe to modify Wine's makefile to allow it to install on amd64?

Tijl Coosemans tijl at
Sat Jun 26 22:11:37 UTC 2010

On Saturday 26 June 2010 18:41:06 Caleb Stein wrote:
> On Sat, 26 Jun 2010 09:39:04 -0700, Tijl Coosemans wrote:
>> On Saturday 26 June 2010 01:22:16 Caleb Stein wrote:
>>> Wine is configured to install only on i386, and I use amd64.  I
>>> don't want to reinstall with i386, so I would like to know if it is
>>> safe to modify Wine's makefile and install it on amd64.
>> If you want to run 32 bit Windows programs you should have a look
>> at:
>> Support for 64 bit Windows programs has been added in Wine 1.2, but
>> as far as I know, nobody has ported or even tested that on FreeBSD
>> yet.
> Umm, wouldn't it be a lot easier to just modify the makefile and
> change ONLY_FOR_ARCHS to amd64 instead of i386?  I need to know if
> that will destroy my system.

You would end up with an amd64 version of Wine that only runs 64 bit
programs, which is untested on FreeBSD and probably not what you want.

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