[Wine] Re: Wine and 64 arhitectures
charpent at bacbuc.dyndns.org
Wed Nov 23 13:43:38 CST 2005
Botoaca Andrei wrote:
> Hi, probably this question was already posted, but i'd like an update /
> estimation to this.
> Can Wine run on 64bit processors (compiling + no chroot to 32bit
> environment)? For 32bit applications - i mean - not for 64 bit apps?
Wine can already bun on a 64 bits kernel. The easy way is to install a
32 bits restricted environment in a directory and chroot to it. For
example, that is documented for Debian in
. Basically, you have to debootstrap a new environment and install wine
and wine-related packages (+ dependencies) in this environment after
having chroot to it. The helper dchroot allows to create a more fiendly
Another way is to compile wine and its libraries in 32 bits mode (-m32
in the flags). You'll also have to install some 321 bits libraries. Such
a "multiarch" environment has been created for various
32-bits-not-yet-ported-to-64-bits packages in Ubuntu, such as
Openoffice.org. Wine has not yet been ported this way, but I understand
that Scott Ritchie (creator of the Ubuntu packages found on sourceforge)
thinks of it.
You can also do it more easily for Gentoo. I saw at least two references
toi this kind of installation. Google is your friend...
> Is there an estimation for when wine will be compilable on 64bit
> arhitectures (even without support for 64bit apps)? Since as far as i
> worked through the source-code, it's only allocation / address manager
As far as I can tell, those issues are more or less solved.
You're welcome. HTH
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