General script for installing Wine build dependencies

Scott Ritchie scott at
Sun Nov 2 01:32:11 CST 2008

Dan Kegel wrote:
> I have in the past written one script per version of
> Ubuntu to install Wine's build dependencies.
> Many versions on, that's getting old, and I figure
> it'd be better to have a single script that handles
> all common versions on Linux.
> I've taken a first stab at that, combining my scripts
> for gutsy and hardy, and adding ibex.  The result is at
> If anyone wants to add support to that script for another
> OS, please do, and send me the patch.
> I'd like to see this in the wine tree sometime.  It's
> kind of silly we have to direct people to a big,
> confusing wiki page (or set of them) to explain
> how to install the needed packages; let's just
> have a unified script and be done with it.

Bonus points if you somehow manage to use packagekit.

Scott Ritchie

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