wine & win4lin
David Lee Lambert
lamber45 at cse.msu.edu
Sun May 9 06:13:36 CDT 2004
On Wed, May 05, 2004 at 07:22:44PM +0200, Massimo Corinaldesi wrote:
> The installation went good, but wine choosed for c:\ the c:\ directory of
> win4lin located into my home directory.
> Is that situation dangerous ?
On my systems, I point the "C" drive to a VFAT partition owned and writable by the
group "users". (I also use WIN386.SWP as an extra Linux swap partition and tell
the X font server to gather fonts from /C/WINDOWS/FONTS/.) This means that a
malicious user could delete files or install trojan-horse programs, but one takes
the same risk with a shared Win95 system.
Sharing a fake C drive between two instances of Wine run by the same user should not
be a problem. On the other hand, you could do this even with the same Wine binary;
read about the WINEPREFIX environment variable in the Wine manpage.
> If could be better, as I think, to separate the c:\ directories, how safely do
> it for wine ?
Edit ~/.wine/config and set the paths to whatever you desire. Use 'mkdir' and
'chmod' to make sure they exist and have suitable permissions.
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