Installing distro packages
New versions of openSUSE ship with the Wine development release that was current at the time packages were frozen for release.
Up-to-date Wine packages are available through the Wine repository on the OBS. The package maintainer is Marcus Meissner. The repository includes packages for the biweekly releases of both Wine and Wine-staging, daily "snapshot" packages of git, and packages for wine-gecko and wine-mono. Simply add the repository to Yast2 or zypper and install as you would any other package.
Some notes about the openSUSE Wine packages:
- Due to patent issues, the Wine packages on the OBS are built without mp3 support. Packages for wine-mp3 and its dependencies (libmpg123) are available in the Packman repository.
- The packages include winetricks, installed to /usr/bin/.
- The packages include .desktop files for Wine's builtin programs (winecfg, notepad, etc.), which are not part of vanilla Wine. Report any problems with them to the package maintainer.
- The distro does not package the stable branch; however, packages for the stable releases may be available from personal projects on the OBS. Note that these packages are not supported by either WineHQ or the distro package maintainer.
On the OBS
If you merely wish to recreate the distro package with minor modifications (e.g., adding custom patches), the easiest way to do that is by branching the Emulators:Wine package on the OBS, applying whatever changes you wish to make to the spec file, and building from that. See the openSUSE Build Service Tutorial for information on how to use the OBS.
Building from git is necessary to run regression tests or test patches. Follow the instructions in the Git Wine Tutorial for cloning the Wine git repository.
Build Tools and Dependencies
The information in this section is based on openSUSE 13.1 and Wine 1.9.6. Exact package names may vary depending on your version of openSUSE, and new dependencies may be added in future Wine versions. Always check the output of ./configure to verify that you have all dependencies installed.
The following repositories should be enabled to obtain basic build tools and Wine's build dependencies:
- OSS (the main repository; this one is required, and should already be set up on your system)
- Update (recommended in order to have the most up-to-date versions; for most people, this should also already be set up)
- Wine (recommended, as installing a distro package will pull in the runtime dependencies)
- Packman (required for mp3 support)
- Education (required for OpenCL support)
Basic Build Tools
The meta-package patterns-openSUSE-devel_basis will install the basic tools needed for building (gcc, make, flex, bison, etc.); on a 64 bit system, you will also need to install the patterns-openSUSE-devel_basis-32bit meta-package. You will also need to install git.
NOTE: This section is still very incomplete.
Installing the distro wine, wine-snapshot, or wine-staging package is the easiest way to install many of the libraries Wine depends on, as zypper or Yast2 will automatically pull them in. On a 64 bit system, installing the wine-32bit-build-deps package will install many of the 32 bit libraries needed to compile 32 bit Wine on a 64 bit system.
In addition to the runtime dependencies, the following development packages are needed:
To be continued...
Since the distro packages are built without mp3, SANE, or OpenCL support, you will need to install the following packages yourself:
- libmpg123-0 (from Packman)
- sane-backends (from OSS)
- opencl-headers (from Education)
On a 64 bit system, you will also need to install
- libmpg123-0-32bit (from Packman)
- sane-backends-32bit (from OSS)