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. Please note that all builds discussed here are for Macs with Intel CPUs, not PowerPC CPUs
Downloading Wine on Mac OS X
Wine on OS X binary packages are not officially provided by the Wine project. As such, packages you find on the net may be out of sync with the latest version shipped by Wine. If this is the case, it is better to build Wine from scratch. This requires to install XCode from Apple, the development package for MacOS X shipped (but not pre-installed) with your Mac.
It is recommended you install the latest version of XQuartz (the X11 server for OSX). If you're on Leopard, install the package available at that site. If you're on Tiger (or just wish to compile it yourself), you can install it using MacPorts:
$ port search xorg-server xorg-server @1.4.2-apple31 (x11, devel) The X.org / XQuartz X server.
Method One: Prebuilt Binary
There are no official prebuilt Wine packages for Mac. Darwine is not Wine, please don't use it, or report bugs with it; it's outdated and not supported by WineHQ.
We are looking for someone to help us build Mac packages so that Wine will be as easy to install on Mac as it is on Linux. If you can help, please contact the developers' mailing list.
There are some 3rd party Apps that have pre-built binaries. These are NOT supported by winehq.com... You must get support from their creators.
All 3rd party apps are listed on the Third Party Apps page
Method Two: MacPorts/Fink
Neither MacPorts nor Fink provide binary repositories for their archives. Thus installing is like building Wine from scratch, using the respective package management tool.
MacPorts provides an easy way to compile and install Wine. To see what version of Wine is current supported for MacPorts use the search command:
$ port search wine wine @1.0.1 (x11) Wine Is Not an Emulator wine-devel @1.1.13 (x11) Wine Is Not an Emulator winetricks @20090121 (x11) downloads and installs various redistributable runtime libraries Found 3 ports.
Alternatively you can use Fink which is similar to MacPorts, just that its packaging system is based on Debian's dpkg and apt.
$ fink list wine wine 1.1.13-100 Microsoft Windows compatibility layer wine-dev 1.1.13-100 Microsoft Windows compatibility layer winetricks 20090106-1 Install redistributable runtime tools in Wine
Method Three: Do It Yourself
As neither MacPorts nor Fink provide binary repositories, "installing" is similar to building Wine: in any case, all of Wine need be compiled.
In MacPorts you would run: sudo port uninstall wine to remove wine, or sudo port uninstall wine-devel to remove wine if you installed the development version.
In Fink you would run: fink remove wine to remove wine, or fink remove wine-dev to remove wine if you installed the development version.
With the DIY-method, you rm -rf src/wine or wherever you put the source.
In any case, you may rm -rf ~/.wine -- that's where your pseudo C: drive and registry entries are located.