Installing WINE

Mojca Miklavec mojca at
Sun Jun 11 16:10:14 UTC 2017

On 11 June 2017 at 10:32, Ryan Schmidt <ryandesign at> wrote:
>> 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.

Would you be OK if some other MacPorts developer takes a look, tests
the ports and commits the changes from the following two PRs?


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