[Wine]Re: correctly uninstalling/reinstalling wine?

Duane Clark dclark at akamail.com
Tue Jan 11 20:19:24 CST 2005

Joachim von Thadden wrote:
> ...
> Is there somebody out there who can tell my why it is so good to compile
> Wine yourself? There are binaries on winehq for almost every version,
> architecture, distribution and packet manager. And these install also
> default .wine directories during first startup with reasonable defaults
> for the specialities of the distribution they are for.

For the general user, there probably is no longer a good reason to 
compile. Once upon a time, when the docs were written, Wine was compiled 
with a number of hard dependencies such as cups vs lpr printing and alsa 
vs oss sound. Compiling ensured that Wine matched your system. At least 
some of these dependencies are now determined at run time, and also 
Linux systems are becoming more standardized (does any Linux system 
still use lpr?).

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