wine64 can't run 32-bit app regardless WINEARCH=win32 and WINEPREFIX

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wine64 can't run 32-bit app regardless WINEARCH=win32 and WINEPREFIX

Post by ivanzinhoa » Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:09 am

I have successfully built 32-bit and 64-bit Helloworld Windows console applications using Mingw64 compiler, I tested them on WinXPx86 and Win7x86-64 respectively, now I tried out the 64-bit app using Wine64 which works perfect but the 32-bit version doesn't work regardless WINEARCH=win32 and WINEPREFIX=~/.wine32 variables are set, the error says:
wine: '' is a 32-bit installation, it cannot support 64-bit applications.
This error doesn't make sense, I triple-checked the app being 32-bit, I named the folders and files appropriately, as I said I tested the apps on Windows, it should work.

My system is Debian 3.16.56-1+deb8u1 (2018-05-08)

Wine is 1.6.2

how do I run this 32-bit Helloworld using Wine on my system? What am I doing wrong?

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Re: wine64 can't run 32-bit app regardless WINEARCH=win32 and WINEPREFIX

Post by dimesio » Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:00 am

ivanzinhoa wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:09 am
Wine is 1.6.2
Your Wine version is 7 years old and hasn't been supported in years. The current stable release is 6.0.

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Re: wine64 can't run 32-bit app regardless WINEARCH=win32 and WINEPREFIX

Post by ivanzinhoa » Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:45 pm

dimesio wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 7:00 am
ivanzinhoa wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 1:09 am
Wine is 1.6.2
Your Wine version is 7 years old and hasn't been supported in years. The current stable release is 6.0.
So, because it's old then does that mean I should not use it???

I just had to add Multiarch Binaries installation... now it runs as expected...

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sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine32
wine32 hello32.exe

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Re: wine64 can't run 32-bit app regardless WINEARCH=win32 and WINEPREFIX

Post by dimesio » Fri Feb 12, 2021 5:20 pm

ivanzinhoa wrote:
Fri Feb 12, 2021 2:45 pm
So, because it's old then does that mean I should not use it???
You can use whatever version you want. You can't get support or file bugs for anything older than 6.0.
I just had to add Multiarch Binaries installation... now it runs as expected...

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sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
sudo apt-get update
That is exactly what our instructions say to do. https://wiki.winehq.org/Debian

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