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Date:      Sun, 14 Aug 2011 22:27:08 +0200
From:      Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
To:        FreeBSD Questions <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Installing and using wine on amd64
Message-ID:  <20110814222708.2a06dc05.freebsd@edvax.de>

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In order to restore functionality that my old system provided
almost 10 years ago (I checked when I bought it!), I'm currently
trying to get wine working. Sadly, its Makefile states:

	ONLY_FOR_ARCHS=i386

I've done some research and found lots of posts several years
old that suggest that using wine on AMD64 is not possible or
requires binary packages that don't exist, and even if one can
install it, it doesn't run.

Has this situation improved meanwhile? Does anyone have a
recipe on how to get wine running?

Current system is 8.2-STABLE/amd64. Should I better re-install
everything (Intel Core2 4300 1.80GHz / 1799.81-MHz K8-class CPU
here, and 2 GB RAM, that's why the AMD64 choice) and use i386
instead?

And maybe fix Gtk+ triggered GPU trouble that way? :-)



-- 
Polytropon
Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ...




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