[pkg-wine-party] Building Wine on 64 bit systems

Michael Gilbert mgilbert at debian.org
Wed Jan 22 03:09:24 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jan 21, 2014 at 9:58 PM, Andrew Ardill wrote:
> I've had a couple of attempts now to build the debian wine package, but so
> far have not had much luck. I can build wine from source just fine, but have
> had to run in a chroot as per
> http://verahill.blogspot.com.au/2013/08/497-compiling-wine-17-in-chroot-on.html
> as I am on a 64 bit system.

To be honest, those aren't very good instructions.

> Is the build process laid out anywhere that I can reference? I have followed
> instructions for building with the git packaging tools as best as I can, but
> if there is a specific README or similar with build instructions that would
> be great.

1. clone the debian package git repository
2. ./debian/scripts/import 1.7.11
3. debuild
4. copy to 32-bit environment (e.g. a chroot) and debuild again

> Secondly, is it possible to build on 64 bit systems, with or without a
> chroot? I haven't tried to build the debian package in the chroot yet, but
> that will be my next step when I have a crack again.

You need both 32-bit and 64-bit environments to build everything.  The
easiest way to do that is with chroots, but you could just as well
have one 32-bit machine and one 64-bit machine.

> Thanks again for the all the work.

No problem :)

Best wishes,

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