[pkg-wine-party] [wine] 15/18: Add documentation for the alternatives system.
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Thu Jul 28 22:43:35 UTC 2016
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Author: Jens Reyer <jre.winesim at gmail.com>
Date: Thu Jul 28 21:28:38 2016 +0200
Add documentation for the alternatives system.
debian/NEWS | 14 ++++++++++++++
debian/README.debian | 30 +++++++++++++++++++++++-------
2 files changed, 37 insertions(+), 7 deletions(-)
diff --git a/debian/NEWS b/debian/NEWS
index 0f631dc..9895f75 100644
@@ -1,3 +1,17 @@
+wine (1.8.3-3) unstable; urgency=medium
+ Debian has two sets of Wine packages: wine and wine-development. They now use
+ the Debian alternatives system to provide /usr/bin/wine and other commands.
+ If both are installed this system defaults to use the commands provided by
+ wine, which previously provided the command names without suffix.
+ But if configured, or if only "wine-development" is installed, you may now
+ use wine-development's commands without the "-development" suffix.
+ For more information on this please have a look at README.debian.
+ -- Jens Reyer <jre.winesim at gmail.com> Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:43:42 +0200
wine (1.8-2) unstable; urgency=medium
Wine now uses a shared 64-bit wineprefix per default if wine32 and
diff --git a/debian/README.debian b/debian/README.debian
index 044a2fd..b695045 100644
@@ -26,9 +26,8 @@ Debugging information is limited to only error messages by default. If you
want other types of debugging output as well, you can set the WINEDEBUG
$ WINEDEBUG=fixme+all wine
-$ WINEDEBUG=fixme+all wine-development
If you want this to be more permanent, you can include an
"export WINEDEBUG=fixme+all" line in your ~/.bashrc file.
@@ -50,15 +49,34 @@ debsnap fetches source packages by default, which you will then need to build
(see debuild). debsnap also lets you fetch the binary packages with the
"-a <architecture>" option and then specifying each of the binary packages.
+Alternative current versions
+You can choose between two sets of Wine packages: wine and wine-development.
+wine tracks the stable releases from winehq.org (e.g. version 1.8.3), and
+wine-development the development releases (e.g. version 1.7.15).
+wine and wine-development use the Debian alternatives system to provide
+/usr/bin/wine and other commands. If both packages are installed it defaults to
+use the commands provided by wine. You may change this by running:
+$ sudo update-alternatives --config wine
+You may force a version at any time (as long as the wineserver isn't running
+yet), by using the suffixed command names, e.g.:
+$ wine-stable foo.exe
+$ wine-development foo.exe
+$ winegcc-stable ...
+$ winegcc-development ...
Usually everything is automatically configured, but for fine-tuning a good tool
-is winecfg (or winecfg-development).
If you need to set up Wine manually, without winecfg, you can force the
creation of a ~/.wine directory by running:
If something goes horribly wrong, you can always completely wipe your Wine
setup with "rm -rf ~/.wine". This will destroy everything you've installed,
@@ -83,11 +101,9 @@ Windows applications (WoW64).
If this causes problems for an application, you may create a 32-bit prefix by
$ WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine32" wineboot
-$ WINEARCH=win32 WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine32" wineboot-development
You have to specify this 32-bit prefix, whenever you want to use it, e.g.:
$ WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine32" wine application.exe
-$ WINEPREFIX="$HOME/.wine32" wine-development application.exe
If you don't want 64-bit at all, just uninstall wine64 (or
@@ -107,7 +123,7 @@ Use the programs with the option "-m32" (for winemaker --wine32). If you are
using wine64(-development)-tools specify the arch-specific path to some files
$ winegcc -m32 -L/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/wine ...
-$ winegcc-development -m32 -L/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/wine-development ...
+$ winegcc -m32 -L/usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/wine-development ...
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