Wine 64-bit in Fedora ...

Michael Stefaniuc mstefani at
Tue Nov 10 06:01:15 CST 2009

Uwe Bonnes wrote:
>>>>>> "Michael" == Michael Stefaniuc <mstefani at> writes:
>     Michael> Fedora includes now a 64-bit Wine package (at least in F11)
>     Michael> which of course breaks existing Wine setups. "yum install wine"
>     Michael> will install the 64-bit version... Looks like we had our
>     Michael> WineConf too late for this.
>     Michael> I have opened
>     Michael> for this
>     Michael> problem.
>     Michael> The quick fix is to just remove the wine*.x86_64 rpms and
>     Michael> install the wine*.i586 instead.
> Did nobody of the packages test what they did?
It is easy to miss as it requires:
- Fresh install of Wine (via PackageKit or yum install) and
- Old 32-bit WINEPREFIX.

An update of Wine will pull the packages from the same arch aka i586 and
thus the problem won't be visible for the people that just update their
packages. That explains the limited outcry considering the impact of the


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