Wine installation errors
ryandesign at macports.org
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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