PC-BSD is a Unix-like, desktop-oriented operating system based on FreeBSD.

Wine should build cleanly on PC-BSD 7.0+. You'll need a few packages from the ports system:

  • /devel/gettext # Needed to build translations
  • /usr/ports/graphics/libgphoto2 # Needed at compile time for graphics support
  • /usr/ports/security/ca_root_nss # Needed at run time for some cryptographic functions.

You'll probably also want to install (sudo pkg_add -r <package>):

  • ccache # To speed up recompilation

Lastly, to get Wine to properly find all the dependencies, you should run configure with:

$ CPPFLAGS="-I/usr/local/include" LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib" ./configure

Otherwise, you'll get some strange errors, since configure won't find the headers.

PC-BSD does have some bugs not found in Linux: http://bugs.winehq.org/buglist.cgi?quicksearch=pc-bsd

Note: This page has not been updated in a long time. Consider it a work in progress.


PC-BSD (last edited 2013-08-03 00:23:04 by KenSharp)