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Old 08-23-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
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Compiling Wine with DSL?

Hello to all

The title of this thread basically sums up my question.I know that, in terms of kernel support DSL is good, but I am not sure where to start in terms of getting all of the dependancies and tools to compile it.

I'm kind of limited to DSL since I installed it on a virtual machine via QEMU on a Windows machine, and although I could try using Xubuntu...I don't really have the space on the system required to install it so I could use it, nor the ram to just use it for my purposes off a LiveCD. I've compiled wine before on another machine with Ubuntu so I know how to. Also, I need to be able to patch wine...but when I tried it after downloading the source it just said that the patch command was not found.

So, any help would be appreciated.

Thank you!
Old 08-24-2008, 08:35 AM   #2
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If the patch command was missing, you need to install 'patch' (sorry, I don't know the source).

winehq may be the best place to look at what build tools will be required to build; somewhere there you should also find a list of dependencies. Not all dependencies have to be met - for example, with the sound system, you only need to meet the dependency for whatever sound system you use - there are drivers which make use of raw devices (for alsa and oss - go for alsa if you can; in principle OSS will cease to exist one day) and drivers for sound daemons (esd, jack - huh, seems there's no artsd). You may also leave out dependencies for functions which you don't want - for example, "ldap" would be optional.
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May I ask why you aren't using one of the provided DSL extensions to run Wine?
Old 09-04-2008, 07:27 PM   #4
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Sorry about the delayed response...I was asking this before my family and me made a move to another state so I've been delayed with that and other things.

However, after asking about compiling wine under DSL I downloaded QEMU when I had time and ran Xubuntu under a virtual drive so I would have space to compile Wine. It worked!

Thanks for helping though. I'll probably be back here with another question soon if I don't figure said issue out myself.

P.S.: I always install support for all sound systems since some programs pose issues with ALSA on rare occassions (for me with my machine, AoE on Wine-1.1.3, I have to use OSS.). I'll keep that in mind next time though.


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