Wine on 64bit system crashes (critical)

Roderick Colenbrander thunderbird2k at
Thu Sep 6 11:01:33 CDT 2007

> Hi,
> One of my development machines is a dualcore Athlon64 using a 64bit
> version of Debian. I have been using this system for months and it always worked
> fine. Since I hadn't used the system during the summer it contained an
> older Wine version.
> I have upgraded it to the latest GIT version and Wine doesn't work
> anymore. It doesn't just crash, but it locks up the whole system. I have no idea
> what causes it. I for instance ran Wine some time before as root (I really
> had to be root at that time) and for the root user it didn't lock up until I
> wanted to run a fresh .wine directory.
> I can't really test what caused it as testing this takes a lot of time and
> I can't use a bad filesystem or so on this system. On irc a ubuntu64 user
> said he had similar problems using Wine 0.9.44 but for him it 'only'
> segfaulted. Perhaps there is a connection between the problems.
> Has anyone recently seen problems like this? It prevents me from playing
> with Wine code at the moment.
> Roderick

A debian dist-upgrade 'fixed' the problem. I have no idea to what wine was sensitive.

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