Wine installation on Ubuntu Dapper

Scott Ritchie scott at
Tue May 9 23:08:13 CDT 2006

On Tue, 2006-05-09 at 10:05 -0400, Jason Green wrote:
> On 5/9/06, Marco Eminente <marco.eminente at> wrote:
> > Thanks to suggestions from Vitaliy Margolen, Neil Skrypuch and Scott
> > Ritchie I downloaded and manually installed 32 bit libraries
> I've found that the only truly clean way to build Wine in Ubuntu AMD64
> is to use a chroot environment.  Google on for details
> on how to set that up.  The biggest benefit of that method (besides
> the fact that it "just works" [eventually]) is that you can keep up to
> date with security updates for your 32-bit packages.  The way you're
> doing it manually, you are now responsible for updating your 32-bit
> libs each time there is a security update.  Whereas, with a chroot,
> you can just run "sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade".
> It would be really nice if Ubuntu had a pre-packaged Wine[-dev]
> environment for 64-bit systems (which would include all of the
> necessary 32-bit libs placed in the correct locations), but no one has
> taken the effort yet AFAIK.
I'm working on it :) (and efforts like yours are helping)

Unfortunately, all of Wine's libs aren't available in 32 bit packages
yet - I've filed a bug in Ubuntu to get them included, though:

Scott Ritchie

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