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Re: wine-unstable in Debian

On Wed, Apr 25, 2012 at 11:27:37AM +0200, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
> As a side note: One problem with wine is that it needs 32bit libraries
> on amd64 and the state of ia32-libs. Ia32-libs does have some bugs open
> concerning wine, specifically it doesn't allow building wine from source
> (again) and some version skews between libraries.
> Since we now have multiarch this isn't going to get fixed in ia32-libs
> and the wine package should no longer build on amd64 but instead
> wine:i386 should be used. If anyone wants to help wine, despite the wine
> package itself being blocked, then they could check the required
> libraries for wine and ping the maintainers or NMU the multiarch patches
> for them.
From the wine maintainer (in http://bugs.debian.org/585409#273 ):
My objectives before packaging 1.2 included:
- packages must build on multiarch; on multiarch, a 64-bit build cannot
build 32-bit wine (mostly done, need to flip a switch in debian/rules
and fix problems)


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