Wine 1.4 On Debian Wheezy08 Mar 2012
I was delighted to read this morning that Wine 1.4 stable had been released, a
dpkg -l wine revealed that my Debian Wheezy install was running version 1.0.1,
several significant versions old. There may be good stability reasons
for that decision, but I can afford to be a little more adventurous on
my desktop PC.
So the question was how to build, well some brief and helpful instructions are already available.
The only ways I deviated from these instructions was to use the standard Wine option for the build:
$ cd tmp/ $ ./tools/wineinstall
Taking the option for “no” to build without installation, and once complete I installed with:
$ sudo checkinstall
Checkinstall is a wonderful program to install from source via a Deb package, that can later be uninstalled or upgraded.
Many thanks to lindqvist for saving me the hassle of working out the dependencies!
Update Wine 1.5 has now been announced!