[pkg-wine-party] Call for testing: automatically detect wine arch and WoW64

Jens Reyer jre.winesim at gmail.com
Sun Dec 13 00:46:14 UTC 2015

On 12/12/2015 11:57 PM, Michael Gilbert wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 12, 2015 at 5:29 PM, Jens Reyer wrote:
>> approach, I'd say this approach is a dead-end.
> Agreed.
>> try not to install wine64 automatically),
> That seems tricky given multiarch weirdness, but I guess may be possible.

To start with, we can change wine Depends to wine32|wine64 and maybe add
a small hint in the package description.

>> and make it as easy as possible to choose WoW64.
> That is more about doing 32 and 64 bit builds back to back, which is
> sort of inefficient, but does avoid some problems with the current
> multiarch setup, so it is worth looking at.

I'd like to know the difference between doing it this way (a shared
WoW64 built with --with-wine64=...), and what we now have if the
packages wine, wine32 and wine64 are installed and you set
WINEARCH=win64 WINEPREFIX="~/.wine".

I didn't run any longtime tests, but I noticed that installing and
running 32-bit and 64-bit apps in the *same* arch win64 wineprefix
works. Can you call that WoW64 or is it a broken error-prone setup?


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