General script for installing Wine build dependencies

Dan Kegel dank at
Sun Nov 2 12:03:36 CST 2008

On Sun, Nov 2, 2008 at 8:31 AM, Evil Jay <wine at> wrote:
> I can see where this would be useful for building on some platforms, but
> doesn't "sudo apt-get build-dep wine" work fine (for the most part) for
> Ubuntu?

I don't trust that.

> The last time I compiled on a fresh *buntu, I recall using build-dep and
> then having to install one nvidia-specific '-dev' package to get DirectX
> support working. I think it was nvidia-glx-177-dev; Until it added some
> headers or whatnot, ./configure insisted it was going to build without
> DirectX.

See?  In general, I would like to be
independent of the people who package wine.   Think of
it as perhaps the upstream of build-dep.

> As far as specific tweaks: on Intrepid Ibex I don't believe x-dev or
> qt3-dev-tools are required. X-dev's a transitional package only
> dependent on x11proto-core-dev, which is already in your list. I don't
> have qt3-dev-tools installed (and everything compiles/runs clean).

Hmm, I'm not really sure how the qt stuff snuck in there.
I guess libqt3-mt-dev was in the build deps when I started.
I'll try removing all the qt stuff and see what happens.
- Dan

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