I am using
Wine 1.5.19 (the development version) and it does install successfully when I used XP as the Windows version.
However, you may be interested to know that there is a native program that will probably do what you want. It is the
pdf2swf module in the swf tools suite of programs. It does need to be compiled, but it is relatively straightforward to do so. For those on 12.10 and above, it is in the repositories once more, but the package unfortunately does not include
avi2swf, as shown here.
Compilation should be pretty straightforward, as noted here, but here is how I did it.
You can use the git repository with
git clone git://git.swftools.org/swftools, but it is probably better to use the stable source code, so download the package, and open terminal and
cd to the download folder and extract it with
tar xzvf swftools-0.9.2.tar.gz
You need to download some tools and dependencies, so please enter the following:
sudo apt-get install build-essential checkinstall libgif-dev libjpeg8-dev libfreetype6-dev
Now, with terminal
cd to the unpacked
swftools-0.9.2 folder and simply run
./configure && make
The programs in the suite will now be available for you; enter
pdf2swf for a list of options, and to convert a pdf to swf with no particular options, run
pdf2swf my.pdf -o new_version.swf
You may have some particular requirements, so I should take a look at the various command switches.
You can then open the swf file in the viewer that you use, or even use your web browser to check that it is a valid file (if you have flash installed).
More information on the suite of tools is available at the official site, which details options for all of the programs.