Installing and using wine on amd64

Andre Goree andre at
Sun Aug 14 20:32:56 UTC 2011

On 08/14/2011 15:27, Polytropon wrote:
> In order to restore functionality that my old system provided
> almost 10 years ago (I checked when I bought it!), I'm currently
> trying to get wine working. Sadly, its Makefile states:
> I've done some research and found lots of posts several years
> old that suggest that using wine on AMD64 is not possible or
> requires binary packages that don't exist, and even if one can
> install it, it doesn't run.
> Has this situation improved meanwhile? Does anyone have a
> recipe on how to get wine running?
> Current system is 8.2-STABLE/amd64. Should I better re-install
> everything (Intel Core2 4300 1.80GHz / 1799.81-MHz K8-class CPU
> here, and 2 GB RAM, that's why the AMD64 choice) and use i386
> instead?
> And maybe fix Gtk+ triggered GPU trouble that way? :-)
This worked out for me when I was in the same predicament a few days 

Andre Goree
andre at

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