How to include a part of Wine ... why include wine at all?

Conrad Knauer atheoi at
Fri Feb 15 01:08:56 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 14, 2008 at 6:22 PM, Joe Terranova <joeterranova at> wrote:

>  An option would be to perhaps have two versions in the repo.
>  wine-stable -- the version synced during feature freeze, that Ubuntu
>  supports (sort of)
>  wine-latest -- the latest version, synced regularly from the Wine
>  repo. MOTU's don't support it, they just update it.
>  Then a virtual package wine, which is implemented by both.
>  Thoughts?

Why not just take advantage of the *-updates (supported iiRC) or
*-backports (unsupported iiRC) repository infrastructure that already

The packages that require the most frequent updating should be
identified (e.g. the ones you mentioned: Tor, Tremulous, Warsow,
Firefox, Wine, etc.) and then flagged for frequent updates.

>  PS: I use the Wine repo too. But after the latest update, running wine
>  turns my screen black, and I don't know what to do about it.

Have you tried...

deleting your Wine folder (~/.wine) and starting fresh?

running winecfg and under the "Graphics" tab, checking "Emulate a
virtual desktop"? (I suggest setting its size smaller than your
desktop; e.g. if your monitor runs Ubuntu at 1280x1024, try running
Wine at 1024x786)


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