[Wine]faking network shares
David Lee Lambert
lamber45 at cse.msu.edu
Sun Aug 15 00:16:59 CDT 2004
On Thu, Aug 12, 2004 at 12:42:08PM +0100, Fergal Daly wrote:
> I have an app that wants to read from \\server\directory\file.ini and I
> don't have an easy way of changing this, so I want to tell wine that
> \\server\directory is available in /mnt/smb/server/directory. Is this
> possible? What do I need to do?
If you try to read from a path starting "\\.\" in Wine (in some versions), you'll
get a message saying something like "Fixme: UNC name (%s) not supported.", but there
is basic support for Wine to read from a file directly over an SMB link for paths
that start with "\\" up until Wine-20040505. It identifies itself as a WfW server
and doesn't attempt to provide a username or password, as far as I can tell. It
looks like the relevant functions were deleted before 20040615.
In principle, Wine could probably provide UNC-name support by calling 'smbclient',
or by parsing /etc/mtab for 'smbfs' mountpoints and trying to access them like any
other file. Another alternative would be a configuration-file override to alias an
arbitrary UNC path as some file, just like the old [Drive X] mappings.
In your case, would it be acceptable to have a local, static copy of the .ini file,
and just point Wine at that somehow?
(Forwarding to the developer's list, since it looks like this is a useful feature
that was removed because no one was finishing it.)
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