Wine installation errors

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Mon Dec 26 12:49:13 PST 2011

On Dec 26, 2011, at 07:24, Jasper Frumau wrote:

> How do I switch to Wine Developer? Just by doing port install wine-devel ?

If you do so, you will receive this message:

$ sudo port install wine-devel
--->  Computing dependencies for wine-devel
Error: Unable to execute port: Can't install wine-devel because conflicting ports are installed: wine

You will need to deactivate wine first ("sudo port deactivate wine") first before you can install wine-devel. If you prefer, you can completely uninstall wine ("sudo port uninstall wine"), but it is not necessary to do so.

> Will installing take a long time or are all dependencies pretty much the same?

wine-devel has one additional dependency compared with wine: gstreamer. This in turn has several more dependencies you may not already have installed.

> Other quesion, do you have experience running IE8 under wine? 

My experience of trying to run IE6 in Wine was that it was not usable. I don't know if the situation has improved with Wine or IE in the years since then.

For using IE on a Mac for web site compatibility testing, I suggest you use the virtual machines Microsoft publishes for this purpose. I have a port for these already written, I'm just testing a bit more before committing.

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