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#1 2021-05-02 05:24:45

Registered: 2021-01-11
Posts: 4  


Is there a logical (ie: step by step) way to get winehq running in Devuan?

I've gone through several posts but seem to hit "roadblocks" along the way. Most are fairly old for the computer world (ie: dependencies mentioned but no where to found when following the directions).

It was fairly simple to do in Slackware, because of the excellent documentation.



#2 2021-05-02 07:12:14

From: Clifton Hill, Victoria, AUS
Registered: 2016-11-30
Posts: 550  

Re: WineHQ

Don't the instructions at work for you?

I suppose, for a 64-bit Devuan beowulf, you will also need the prior

# dpkg --add-architecture i386

so as to enable "multiarch support".

Thereafter it's the usual 3 steps: download and add their key, add their "buster" repository sources.list point and update, and then install their package(s). (Though contrary to those instructions, I would always use --no-install-recommends for installing)


#3 2021-05-02 07:19:42

Registered: 2020-06-29
Posts: 69  

Re: WineHQ

You install their packages just as if you would on Debian. Go to this page and carefully follow the instructions. The only two repositories available are Buster (Beowulf) and Bullseye (Chimaera). Select the one that's analogous to your distro version. Note that you'll need the package libfaudio0 first (if your repository doesn't have it, get it from here).

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
wget -nc
sudo apt-key add winehq.key

Add either of these to your /etc/apt/sources.list:

deb buster main
deb bullseye main

You have to choose one of the three WineHQ branches. You'll want the stable branch just to be safe, but here are your options:

sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-devel
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-staging

If you run into any dependency faults, install them again and remove whatever might be conflicting with the installs.


#4 2021-05-03 01:51:21

Registered: 2021-01-11
Posts: 4  

Re: WineHQ

Thanks for getting back.
I'll go a little slower this time, dot my i's and cross my tee's. smile

Sometimes I can be a little dense.

Last edited by combridge (2021-05-03 01:52:13)


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