Following these steps, I tried to install wine from source, running sudo apt-get install wine1.6 or sudo apt-get install wine-1.6 never worked. I tried looking for answers on this fourm and the last reply was the only answer I could try.

So I followed the steps and opened terminal as root. I navigated to the folder with the files and ran ./configure, no errors. I go and run make depend but instantly fires back make: *** No rule to make target 'depend'. Stop. this happened with the other make commands.


Raspberry Pi 2

Runninh Ubuntu MATE with 32GB SDHC card

  • Adding to @Milliways comment you may want to look at mono depending on what your use case is. Dec 11, 2015 at 23:47

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You are wasting your time! wine is a Windows API layer for x86 Linux machines. It will NOT RUN on ARM.

  • Are you sure? It was my initial reaction too, but started to doubt when I looked at packages.debian.org/search?keywords=wine and saw for stretch (and sid) 'all' for the architecture list. Looking at the dependencies of packages.debian.org/stretch/wine I saw packages.debian.org/stretch/wine32 and at packages.debian.org/stretch/wine32#pdownload I see armhf ... Dec 11, 2015 at 23:51
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    @DiederikdeHaas Unless wine has drastically changed from when I wrote some patches for it years ago "wine is not an emulator".
    – Milliways
    Dec 12, 2015 at 0:09
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    I'm very much inclined to believe you, but there are even package on raspbian :-O archive.raspbian.org/raspbian/pool/main/w/wine I have no interest in windows/wine whatsoever myself, but it may be worth a try for ppl who are interested. Dec 12, 2015 at 0:11
  • Unless someone has grafted on an x86 emulator, this would at best work for windows executables built for a compatible arm architecture that is actually supported by wine. Do you have some? Yes, there's some nonsense floating around about a windows version for the pi, but chances are that it is both not what the poster had in mind, and probably would be incompatible anyway. Dec 12, 2015 at 3:01

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