[pkg-wine-party] Bug#649883: Bug#649883: wine: Wine 1.0.1 - package not useful for anyone, error

Rafael Belmonte eaglescreen at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 01:30:03 UTC 2011

There are now some bureaucratic issues regading wine package, because
this, Debian 6.0 was released with an old Wine version. Now some
people is starting to work into resuming the wine packaging work in
Ideally a newer wine version should be packaged to debian-backports
for stable, but by the moment you can see if these packages work for
They are made by a Debian developer as I know.

2011/11/24 yellow <yellowprotoss at gmail.com>:
> Package: wine
> Version: 1.0.1-3.1
> Severity: important
> Dear Sir, Dear Maintainers of Debian,
> I would like to quote you the reply from Wine team from AppDB : "a version of Wine that old is not useful to anyone."
> Wine from the current Debian is certainly un-useful for Anyone, according to Wine DB. Is our current Debian Stable old?
> - Of course not, wine 1.0.1 is not "old", or relatively. We know that wine is much higher today in the version number.
> I just would like to mention that :
> - or we should think to provide a newer version of wine for current Debian stable
> - or I dont know :)
> I must say. Everyone is right.
> Debian stable use the 1.0.1 because it is stable. It is great.
> Although we post report for wine, it shall not be rejected to prone and say that wine works as Gold or Bronze just to make advertissement to the wine product.
> Wine shall be fair with the users, and let mention the reality and not hide it, although the version is kinda old.
> However debian is THE reference and this shall not be underestimated.
> Lov' Debian. I support you.
> I just note that wine 1.0.1 is fine. It works for most old win98, winxp, and so one. Why to update to last version when only little things can be fixed with little bash scripts or winetricks develpments
> I am not so sure that the maintaining of Wine is fair.
> It was just a note to us. A report to our strong debian community about our current debian stable. I do not believe that it might be old or that wine 1.0.1 is NOT useful to anyone. I do not.
> Loving Debian !
> All the best
> Kind regards
> Y.
> -- quoted text / msg from appdb
> "The test data you submitted for 'XXXX' has been rejected by XXXX  for XXXX
> Reason given:
> A test report for a version of Wine that old is not useful to anyone. Please retest in a newer Wine version. When submitting test reports for the Office installer, please specify what edition you tested (Pro, Standard, etc.) in the Extra comments box.
> We appreciate your help in making the Application Database better for all users.
> Best regards.
> The AppDB team"
> -- System Information:
> Debian Release: 6.0.3
>  APT prefers stable-updates
>  APT policy: (500, 'stable-updates'), (500, 'stable')
> Architecture: i386 (i686)
> Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-686-bigmem (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
> Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
> Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash
> Versions of packages wine depends on:
> ii  libwine-alsa                  1.0.1-3.1  Windows API implementation - ALSA
> ii  libwine-cms                   1.0.1-3.1  Windows API implementation - color
> ii  libwine-gl                    1.0.1-3.1  Windows API implementation - OpenG
> ii  libwine-gphoto2               1.0.1-3.1  Windows API implementation - camer
> ii  libwine-ldap                  1.0.1-3.1  Windows API implementation - LDAP
> ii  libwine-print                 1.0.1-3.1  Windows API implementation - print
> ii  libwine-sane                  1.0.1-3.1  Windows API implementation - scann
> ii  wine-bin                      1.0.1-3.1  Windows API implementation - binar
> ii  wine-utils                    1.0.1-3.1  Windows API implementation - utili
> Versions of packages wine recommends:
> ii  ttf-liberation Fonts with the same metrics as Tim
> Versions of packages wine suggests:
> pn  avscan | klamav | clamav      <none>     (no description available)
> pn  binfmt-support                <none>     (no description available)
> pn  ttf-mscorefonts-installer     <none>     (no description available)
> pn  winbind                       <none>     (no description available)
> pn  wine-doc                      <none>     (no description available)
> Versions of packages libwine depends on:
> ii  libc6              2.11.2-10             Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
> ii  libfreetype6       2.4.2-2.1+squeeze2    FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
> ii  libhal1            0.5.14-3              Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
> ii  libice6            2:1.0.6-2             X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
> ii  libjpeg62          6b1-1                 The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG
> ii  libpng12-0         1.2.44-1+squeeze1     PNG library - runtime
> ii  libsm6             2:1.1.1-1             X11 Session Management library
> ii  libssl0.9.8        0.9.8o-4squeeze3      SSL shared libraries
> ii  libx11-6           2:1.3.3-4             X11 client-side library
> ii  libxcursor1        1:1.1.10-2            X cursor management library
> ii  libxext6           2:1.1.2-1             X11 miscellaneous extension librar
> ii  libxi6             2:1.3-6               X11 Input extension library
> ii  libxinerama1       2:1.1-3               X11 Xinerama extension library
> ii  libxml2            2.7.8.dfsg-2+squeeze1 GNOME XML library
> ii  libxrandr2         2:1.3.0-3             X11 RandR extension library
> ii  libxrender1        1:0.9.6-1             X Rendering Extension client libra
> ii  libxslt1.1         1.1.26-6              XSLT 1.0 processing library - runt
> ii  libxxf86vm1        1:1.1.0-2             X11 XFree86 video mode extension l
> -- no debconf information
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