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I followed this link http://tecadmin.net/install-wine-on-ubuntu-and-debian/# to install Wine on Debian 7.9 Wheezy but to no avail. When I reached step sudo ./configure --enable-win64 it asked for "flex" package and then for "bison" package. So I installed both using sudo apt-get install flex and the same for "bison"

Then after I pressed Enter executing this step sudo make, it gave so many lines after lines and I waited for almost 20 mins but it didn't stop load more lines like the following

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I have the feeling, after trying many other links, that Wine can NOT be installed on Debian although posts say it can.

Question: How can I install Wine on Debian?

Update & Edit:

I've waited for around 35 mins and now it's finished. Then I typed sudo make installBut now when I type wine in the shell, it gives me command not found

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You missed the last step in the instructions:

sudo make install

That should make Wine available on your system.

For Wheezy you could also just follow the instructions given on the Wine website itself; they provide pre-built packages:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
wget https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key
echo deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/debian/ wheezy main | sudo tee /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install winehq-devel

(although that install the current latest version of Wine, which is 1.9.0).

Debian does support Wine 1.8 but only on Stretch for now; there should be a Jessie backport soon, a Wheezy backport is unlikely.

  • Thanks for the reply but I actually did the last step only forgot to mention... my mistake. Anyway, I'll try this WineHQ and let you know. Thanks again :) – AhmedWas Jan 1 '16 at 18:31

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