tldr: I suggest to let libwine suggest winbind.
If winbind is not installed the Wine output often has this:
err:winediag:SECUR32_initNTLMSP ntlm_auth was not found or
is outdated. Make sure that ntlm_auth >= 3.0.25 is in your
path. Usually, you can find it in the winbind package of
This message may often be safely ignored, however it's relevant in some
cases. E.g. these bugs refer to .NET 4.0 apps that do need winbind for
I verified this for Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) here.
Installing winbind pulls in some samba parts. Although much is installed
already per default by Gnome dependencies, this still totals to 14MB.
More importantly this leads to winbindd always running. Therefore I
understand why we don't want to recommend it.
But on the other side not mentioning winbind at all imo gives the
impression that it's never needed, or that maybe some other package is
needed on Debian systems, e.g. libntlm0 (no, for my test case ADE
libntlm0:i386 doesn't help at all).
Thanks Austin who explained that to me after I asked somewhere else.
So what do you think? Suggests ok? In libwineVERSION?
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