So it seems we're still on Wine 1.2 on Debian Testing. In Wine terms that's like really old. WineHQ does point to a site which has recent builds of Wine unstable for sid, so I thought I'd install them. Unfortunately, the chap doesn't provide an apt-gettable repository - by design, it seems - so we need to do it the hard way.
Before you start, make sure you have no remnants of a wine install. I found that these debs are not side-by-side installable with the previous version, so I removed all of wine from synaptic. If, on the steps below you see errors like this, then you still have an old installation of wine:
conflicting packages - not installing libwine-alsa-unstable
You have been warned. The first step is to get all the debs. I'm on Intel 64-bit so I grabbed the AMD-64 build. If you're on Intel 32-bit, be sure to download the correct i386 packages. For 64-bit just do:
mkdir wine_1.5.5 cd wine_1.5.5 wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-alsa-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-bin-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-capi-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-cms-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-dbg-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-dev-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-gl-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-gphoto2-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-ldap-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-openal-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-oss-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-print-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-sane-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/libwine-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/wine-bin-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb wget http://dev.carbon-project.org/debian/wine-unstable/wine-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb
To install them
su to root and
dpkg them in the correct order
(well, a correct order I guess):
dpkg -i libwine-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb dpkg -i libwine-alsa-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb dpkg -i libwine-bin-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb dpkg -i libwine-capi-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb dpkg -i libwine-cms-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb dpkg -i libwine-gl-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb dpkg -i libwine-gphoto2-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb dpkg -i libwine-ldap-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb dpkg -i libwine-openal-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb dpkg -i libwine-oss-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb dpkg -i libwine-sane-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb dpkg -i wine-bin-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb dpkg -i libwine-print-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb dpkg -i wine-unstable_1.5.5-0.1_amd64.deb
That's it! We can now run wine:
$ wine --version wine-1.5.5
Interestingly, whilst apps ran just fine and sound worked out of the box, I found myself unable to use the video camera. Apparently this is due to some issue with v4l:
The v4l headers were not available at compile time, so video capture support is not available.
This requires some investigation.
Date: 2012-06-08 12:12:27 BST
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