[Wine] winetricks ie6/ie7 on 64bit system

doug dmcgarrett at optonline.net
Thu Jan 5 17:15:16 CST 2012

On 01/05/2012 04:24 PM, octessence wrote:
> Although this question is very old, I thought I'd reply to the post since I had exactly the same issue with openSUSE 12.1 but have solved it. I couldn't find an answer anywhere else on the internet so this is to save other people spending time solving it like I just had to.
> In openSUSE, the bulk of the wine tools is contained in the 'wine' package and not the 'wine-32-bit' package so removing the 64-bit wine package will cripple everything. Also contrary to the answer above, a 32-bit gecko package does not exist and is not needed to solve the issue.
> All that is required to fix this it to define the environment variable:
> export WINEARCH=win32
> before ~/.wine is created for the first time.
> This prevents wine being structured as a 64-bit installation and allows winetricks to work properly.
> O.
I am going to be shortly putting together a 64-bit machine.  I will 
install pclos.  Should I put in this command
"export WINEARCH=win32" before I get Wine from the repository, and if 
so, is it supposed to be in some particular
directory, or can I just write it from my home user, and does it have to 
be as a superuser?  Since I don't have the
history of this thread, and some others also may not, I would appreciate 
some background here.


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