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    Build Wine without X?


    is it possible to build Wine if no X Windows System is installed?
    I only need Wine to call windows command-line programs...


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    Linux Guru bigtomrodney's Avatar
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    Nov 2004
    You may be looking for something more akin to a DOS emulator rather than WINE. I'm not sure if DOSBOX runs completely on the CLI, but I believe there are a few options. To my knowledge X is a requirement of WINE.

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    Linux Engineer d38dm8nw81k1ng's Avatar
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    Mar 2005
    X is definitely a requirement for wine because the design of wine is to map windows calls to the Xserver. it's on their website somewhere.
    Here's why Linux is easier than Windows:
    Package Managers! Apt-Get and Portage (among others) allow users to install programs MUCH easier than Windows can.
    Hardware Drivers. In SuSE, ALL the hardware is detected and installed automatically! How is this harder than Windows' constant disc changing and rebooting?

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    I used an RPM to install my wine distribution. Does it matter if I need an X?

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