[pkg-wine-party] Bug#792695: wine: Please provide /usr/bin/wineconsole

Jens Reyer jre.winesim at gmail.com
Mon Sep 21 12:47:04 UTC 2015

On 07/17/2015 04:51 PM, Raphaël Hertzog wrote:
> Source: wine
> Severity: wishlist
> User: devel at kali.org
> Usertags: origin-kali
> Wine provides a "wineconsole" command ready to use to execute text-mode
> programs. It would be nice if the Debian package shipped that executable
> too.
> It's possible to use this feature already but it requires some hackery like this:
> $ wine /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/wine/wine/wineconsole.exe.so myprogram.exe
> Given that this varies between amd64 and i386, it would be much easier
> for the end user to be able to rely on a proper /usr/bin/wineconsole
> executable.

Hi Raphaël,

the users can already use (depending whether wine or wine-development is
  wine wineconsole myprogram.exe
  wine-development wineconsole myprogram.exe

As sysadmin you may simply add a link (that's exactly what would be done
in the packaging):

/usr/bin/wineconsole ->

/usr/bin/wineconsole-development ->

Now, for the packaging. This should work for every exe[.so] in
/usr/lib/*/wine[-development]/[fakedlls] (in source: ./programs/, I'm
not sure if there are more places). Generally we should't litter
/usr/bin/ with too many links.

Currently we have the following links to wineapploader:

/usr/bin/wineconsole last existed in squeeze. Although I never used it,
it sounds like wineconsole should be available directly (and its manpage

Opinions? Add/Remove anything else?


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