Bringing Wine into Main

Steve Langasek steve.langasek at
Wed Dec 17 04:54:46 GMT 2008

On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 08:18:27PM -0800, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> Wine can't be installed by default for several reasons.  The most
> obvious is it won't fit on the CD - on amd64 Wine requires a few hundred
> megabytes of 32 bit libraries to be installed.

I think the second most important one (if not necessarily the second most
obvious) is that installing wine still compromises the security of the
entire system by forcibly disabling certain kernel mmap checks when it's

I really think that needs to be resolved before we should be willing to
promote wine to main.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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