winehq packages for Debian

Scott Ritchie scott at
Sun Nov 9 23:40:36 CST 2008

Ubuntu packages have been up to date (uploaded within a day of release).

Debian keeps falling behind because there's no easy way for me to build
and test on Debian (with Ubuntu I can just upload them to launchpad and
have it work).

Scott Ritchie

Andrew Fenn wrote:
> So your plan is to take over Debian packaging while abandoning Ubuntu
> packaging?
> You already mentioned he has abandoned packaging (however I see new
> packages created on 8th November) Is there some technical reason you
> can't do Ubuntu Debs?
> I am trying to understand what is different from Ubuntu and Debian
> which would prevent you making a package for both.
> On Mon, Nov 10, 2008 at 12:45 AM, Ben Klein <shacklein at> wrote:
>> Hi guys,
>> I'm a regular volunteer in the #winehq IRC channel (man_in_shack). Some of
>> you may know me :) I also maintain a few applications on AppDB and have had
>> a couple of bugs found and fixed via bugzilla posts.
>> I've been building Wine packages for my Debian systems for a while and now
>> I've written myself some helper scripts to make the task trivial :) I build
>> both amd64 and i386 packages.
>> I'd like to request that I take over Scott Ritchie's position as maintainer
>> for the winehq Debian packages as he seems to have all but abandoned Debian
>> package building. I have the following caveats:
>> 1) I don't have a suitable place to upload the packages (in terms of
>> bandwidth restrictions)
>> 2) At the moment, I'm not sure if the packages are suitable for an apt
>> repository, as I don't have proper Changelogs or source packages. I'm not
>> entirely sure what I'd need to do for this, so help would be appreciated
>> 3) I'm fully set up to produce etch packages (Scott's packages aren't
>> etch-compatible any more) as well as packages for lenny and sid
>> 4) I'm not asking to take over Ubuntu package building (Scott seems to be
>> good at this, and I don't have nor want an Ubuntu system)
>> 5) I can be *very* quick to produce packages, as in the day after release
>> (or even building packages from non-release revisions in git if required)
>> Involvement in wine is fun!
>> Regards,
>> Ben Klein

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