Installing WINE

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Sun Jun 11 08:32:52 UTC 2017

> On Jun 10, 2017, at 23:29, Dave Horsfall wrote:
> I just did "port install wine", and it seeme to be (re)installing half the 
> known universe...  Is this to be expected?  Installinh it on Debian was 
> quite simple - just an "apt-get" or two.

MacPorts Wine is 32-bit. Usually, your other ports will be installed 64-bit. So when you install wine, it will reinstall all of its dependencies with the universal variant, so that they contain both 32-bit and 64-bit code.

On Debian and other Linux systems, wine may already be 64-bit, which might explain why you didn't have a similar problem there. There has been a platform-specific reason why wine must be 32-bit on macOS, but allegedly that reason no longer applies as of wine 2.0. Someone has worked on adding 64-bit support to the wine port:

I have not evaluated this.

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