Wine isn't working
I just installed wine (I believe a fairly current verson) with "#apt-get install wine". However, it doesn't work...at all. I cannot run a program with "wine prog.exe", nor can I even configure wine with the wine configuration command. It always exits with a failure code of 1. It doesn't even create a .wine directory.
Maybe it hasn't created the .wine directory because the program you are trying to install won't run. ;) What are you trying to install? Have you checked at Frank's Corner to see if it will run?
It seems to do it with every Windows program I try to run, as well as all the wine commands like the wine configuration utility.