Installing Wine via MacPorts on 10.6
Installing Wine using MacPorts wasn’t working out very well for me. I think the main problem was that I had built most of my ports under 10.5 and then upgraded to 10.6. Having a fresh need to run Wine, I decided to start over from scratch with MacPorts. I blew away my existing installation and re-installed the latest binary.
On 10.6, you have to use wine-devel. So I did that. Things seemed to be going well until all the dependencies were built and wine-devel was configuring. It then announced that it couldn’t use the installed dependencies because they were built only for x86_64 and it needed them for i386. So, I had to go back and build each of the dependencies with the universal variant so that both i386 and x86_64 variants would be built.
Now it works, although the experience is not as nice as on Ubuntu. That’s mainly because I can’t double-click a shortcut to start an application.