Wine missing from repositories?

Neil Skrypuch ns03ja at
Sun Apr 16 02:06:03 CDT 2006

On Sunday, April 16, 2006 01:54, Dee Ayy wrote:
> 1) I installed wine at work from kubunu breezy repositories (standard and
> maybe universe and multiverse repositories are added) on wednesday
> 4/12/2006, yet on thursday 4/13/2006 I installed ubuntu breezy at home and
> definitely had standard, universe, multiverse, and even the *deb
> binary/* repository added, yet could not
> see wine available for installation.  Is Wine missing from repositories?
> 2) I thought I might be able to build wine from source for my AMD64 using
> the info on this page , but I seem
> to be getting a ubuntu compiler problem.  But I am posting the error in
> case it is a winehq problem and this helps you (and attaching config.log):
> root at ubuntu:/home/user1/apt_sources# apt-get --build source wine
> Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree... Done
> Need to get 13.6MB of source archives.
> Get:1 source/ wine 0.9.11~winehq1-1 (dsc)
> [1209B]
> Get:2 source/ wine 0.9.11~winehq1-1 (tar) [
> 13.5MB]
> Get:3 source/ wine 0.9.11~winehq1-1 (diff) [
> 47.1kB]
> Fetched 3B in 0s (4B/s)
> Skipping unpack of already unpacked source in wine-0.9.11~winehq1
> dpkg-buildpackage: source package is wine
> dpkg-buildpackage: source version is 0.9.11~winehq1-1
> dpkg-buildpackage: source changed by Scott Ritchie <scott at>
> dpkg-buildpackage: host architecture amd64
>  debian/rules clean
> dh_testdir
> dh_testroot
> rm -f build-stamp
> # Add here commands to clean up after the build process.
> /usr/bin/make distclean
> make[1]: Entering directory `/home/user1/apt_sources/wine-0.9.11~winehq1'
> make[1]: *** No rule to make target `distclean'.  Stop.
> make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/user1/apt_sources/wine-0.9.11~winehq1'
> make: [clean] Error 2 (ignored)
> #-/usr/bin/make -C documentation clean
> dh_clean
>  debian/rules build
> dh_testdir
> # Add here commands to configure the package.
> CFLAGS="-Wall -g -O2" ./configure --host=x86_64-linux-gnu
> --build=x86_64-linux-gnu --prefix=/usr --mandir=\${prefix}/share/man
> --infodir=\${prefix}/share/info
> checking build system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
> checking host system type... x86_64-pc-linux-gnu
> checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
> checking for x86_64-linux-gnu-gcc... gcc -m32
> checking for C compiler default output file name... configure: error: C
> compiler cannot create executables
> See `config.log' for more details.
> make: *** [config.status] Error 77
> Build command 'cd wine-0.9.11~winehq1 && dpkg-buildpackage -b -uc' failed.
> E: Child process failed
> Please advise.
> **

Wine builds as a 32-bit app by default. Judging by your config.log, you don't 
have any 32-bit emulation libraries installed, and a variety of these are 
needed to build Wine. If you build Wine as a 64-bit app, you'll only be able 
to run 64-bit Windows applications.

I don't use the apt packages, so I won't comment on them beyond noting that 
there does appear to be packages here:

- Neil

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