Best BSD for Wine at the moment?

Lane Myer myer at
Tue Feb 3 07:45:16 CST 2004

On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 02:39:27PM +0100, Lars Bungum wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-02-03 at 14:37, Lane Myer wrote:
> > > am struggling a bit with an application (the installer needs
> > > administrator rights) under FreeBSD 4.9, but have not tried to run Wine
> > > from a Linux machine insteaed.  It seems that wine runs without other
> > > troubles, though, but maybe this is worth a short anyway?
> > I don't think I understand.  It's worth a shot running under Linux, you
> > mean?
> Yes.  Could my app run under Linux, but not FreeBSD 4.9 with the same
> Wine-version?

That's exactly what I found.  FreeBSD 4.8 and the Jan 21 2004 version of
Wine hangs during Installshield.  I haven't tried it under Linux, but since
the app is supposed to work even under Windows 95, I can't imagine it
wouldn't work.  The port maintainer for the FreeBSD version said there is
low-level locking that is Linux-specific that has caused problems with the
FreeBSD version.

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