Install fail on 64bit syst Q

Ben Hodgetts (Enverex) ben at
Mon May 14 15:56:05 CDT 2007

wkpickett0154 at wrote:
> Hello,
> I am aware that wine currently installs on 32 bit only according to numerous blogentries. Here is my congif.log on this attempt to better assist in a X86_64 generic compile.
> I suppose, on my ignorance- that this compile needs to be put in a different location to be called for? I am new to Linux/Ubuntu and programming language-speak, so any help here, non-tech type would be a help.
> William Pickett
> Albuquerque NM
> WINE Installer v0.75
> Running configure...
> configure: creating cache config.cache
> checking build system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
> checking host system type... x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu
> checking whether make sets $(MAKE)... yes
> checking for gcc... gcc -m32
> checking for C compiler default output file name... 
> configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
> See `config.log' for more details.
> Configure failed, aborting install.
> This file contains any messages produced by compilers while
> running configure, to aid debugging if configure makes a mistake.
> It was created by Wine configure 0.9.37, which was
> generated by GNU Autoconf 2.61.  Invocation command line was
>   $ ./configure -C --prefix=/usr/local
> --- cropped
Wine compiles fine on 64bit machines, you just don't have everything 
needed to compile software installed on your machine. This is a Wine 
developer mailing list and you should not be posting this here. Please 
direct it to your Linux distro forums or IRC.

Ben H

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