Installing and using wine on amd64

Polytropon freebsd at
Sun Aug 14 23:09:27 UTC 2011

On Sun, 14 Aug 2011 23:42:04 +0200, Roland Smith wrote:
> There is someone who makes packages for wine on amd64. See

Thanks, this did help. I was able to install this package,
but then had to manually install wine-gecko. After changing
$PACKAGESITE to the i386 location for latest 8-STABLE, it
was possible, and wine is running.

I'll now see if it fits my simple needs.

> Otherwise, with only 2 GB RAM [...]

Oh ONLY! :-)

> [...] I don't think there is much gained by using
> amd64. Unless your particular applications are faster on amd64.

I'm not sure, this is a simple home desktop, doing web browsing,
hopefully some gaming later on, a bit of multimedia and of
course application development, so I'm not depending on
anything AMD64-specific, if I see this correctly.

> > And maybe fix Gtk+ triggered GPU trouble that way? :-)
> Could be.

Even though my new system feels much faster, fine-tuning and
repeated repeatative repeatition problem, i. e. re-installing
from scratch is a always something I try to avoid. But maybe
it's worth doing so - I'll keep it in mind.

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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