title="Port Wine to amd64"
done_by="Naveen Narayanan (GSoC 2019)"
The Wine program is made of two components, Wine32 and Wine64, that respectively
allow 32bit or 64bit Windows binaries to run on UNIX-like systems.
Until now, Wine32 could not work on NetBSD-amd64, because the USER_LDT option
was not available in the kernel.
This option was recently added, so Wine32 can now be ported to NetBSD-amd64.
* Test a static Wine32 on amd64. That is, compile Wine32 statically on
NetBSD-i386, and launch it on NetBSD-amd64 (which supports running native
32bit binaries). See if it works, and if not, apply the necessary fixes.
At this stage, old Windows video games should work.
* Make a dynamic Wine32 work on amd64. Compile Wine32 on NetBSD-i386 in
a non-static way, and launch it on NetBSD-amd64.
* Make Wine32+Wine64 work on amd64. See the WineHQ wiki on how to achieve
this. At this stage, 64bit Windows binaries that use 32bit libraries should
* Package Wine32+Wine64 for pkgsrc.
Note that reaching the first step is already good.
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