[SOLVED] Can Slackware 64 run 64-bit Windows programs with Wine?
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Wine has a pure 64-bit version, as well as a 32-bit version, but it's also got some WOW64 capabilities if you build for it. Instructions to do so are on the winehq website. Check the FAQ there for exclusive details.
Well, that link lead me to http://wiki.winehq.org/Wine64, and i'm following "Building a shared WoW64 setup" section, but stuck on the 4th, 9th and 11th commands. What is ../wine-git/? When i type ../wine-git/ in terminal, it tells me that directory does not exist. Also, the ../wine64 part of the 9th command and 11th command is confusing me, do i replace .. with something else? I found the source and extracted it to $HOME folder. Can i go ahead and ignore ../wine-git and compile without it?
Glad i did not install the AlienBob package, since its definitely 32-bit Wine for Slackware 64. What is Slackbuild, and how can i modify it? I will try to build/compile the WOW64 Wine from source, and ignore the ../wine-git/ part of the command and report what happens.
SlackBuild is a script that automates the creation of a Slackware package. I am not sure of how exaclty you should edit this one but when you edit a SlackBuild you can define: version, architeture, destination of the installed binaries, etc. It is a great tool and learning it is not hard, just read a few ones and you can get the concept.
Distribution: Slackware 14 is Main OpSys on Main PC, 2ndary are OpenSuSe 13 and SolydK
I'm not absolutely certain this could solve your issues since there is no exclusively 64bit wine app I want to run, but I do know this. PlayOnLinux is available as a SlackBuild and it can install and manage multiple instances (even wildly different versions) of Wine. I only use Wine for a very few things anymore so I don't care to spend too much time having to deal with "The Windows Way" and I find PlayOnLinux to be a great time-saver. It's not limited to gaming, although that's all I use it for these days, and even that number is dwindling.
Correction - moisespedro's post reminded me that I do also use Wine for pipelight though apparently that will change soon as MS is killing Silverlight.