Today I wanted to install a game 😀 but I needed some Windows libraries. I decided to fill them with winetricks and when I started the script I received the following bucket message –

$ ./winetricks
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 wineserver not found!
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Quite a fun situation and at the same time extremely obvious. Winetricks does not find the wineserver binary file. Generally normal because I use x64 Debian Linux and the packages I use are not from the official source. The solution is elementary in 2 steps

1. We find the path to the wineserver

$ locate wineserver
/usr/lib32/wine-unstable/wineserver
/usr/share/man/de.UTF-8/man1/wineserver.1.gz
/usr/share/man/fr.UTF-8/man1/wineserver.1.gz
/usr/share/man/man1/wineserver.1.gz

And we create a symbolic link to /usr/local/bin/wineserver where the script in question looks for the default file but in my case it is /usr/lib32/wine-unstable/wineserver

#ln -s /usr/lib32/wine-unstable/wineserver /usr/local/bin/wineserver