[Bug 12369] MEGA program crashes on startup under wine

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Sun Apr 6 23:53:45 CDT 2008


--- Comment #7 from Dmitry Timoshkov <dmitry at codeweavers.com>  2008-04-06 23:53:45 ---
(In reply to comment #6)
> Dmitry, your last statement IMO is complete caca.  For wine to work properly,
> it is not necessary to install applications under the ~/.wine directory.
> I have my old Windows XP C: drive (NTFS) partition mounted as /frodo/c.
> I create wrapper shell scripts that run both SOL.EXE and EXCEL.EXE from that
> drive by invoking them with something of the form:
> or
> where the shell variables are set to the proper UNIX paths for wine and the
> windows executable ON the old C: NTFS partition.

Although that might work for some application that setup is not supported
through Wine bugzilla because there are a lot of potential problems with
it: missing registry keys, lack of shared write memory mapping support, etc.

> Now, the fact that MEGA is documented as working on RedHat under wine and the
> fact that the paths are *in* the distribution RPM as being under
> /usr/local/bin/MEGA (Do a "strings MEGA-4-01.i386.rpm | grep local") strongly
> suggests to me that it is *supposed* to be installed in /usr/local/bin and it
> is supposed to work from that location.

If it's distributed as RPM and supposed to be installed under /usr/local then
presumably that setup has been tested by the program distributors, and in that
case you should be able to receive support from them.

> If you give me a good reason why it is supposed to be installed under ~/.wine
> and tell me how I am supposed to go about doing it (and whether it should be
> installed under ~/.wine/drive_c, ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files,
> ~/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/ or some other location) I'll be happy to
> relocate or stick in a symbolic link to the MEGA directory.  But from where I
> sit that doesn't seem to be the problem.

There should an install program bundled with your Windows application which
should be ran to setup it.

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