[Wine]Multiple computers using same Wine installation?
billmedland at mercuryspeed.com
Tue Nov 9 10:27:31 CST 2004
On November 9, 2004 08:05 am, Christian Convey wrote:
> Hey guys,
> I have two Linux computers. I'd like to make it so that regardless of which
> Linux computer I'm sitting at, I can fire up Quicken (via Wine).
> Specifically, I want to access the same set of Quicken data files
> regardless of which Linux computer I'm sitting at. (I can be
> self-disciplined to only have Wine running on one computer at a time.)
> Does Wine support this? If so, would the way to do this just be...
> 1) Create an SMB share to contain the Wine fake disks.
and other shared information
> 2) Copy the same ~/.wine directory tree to every home directory on every
> computer I want.
Why not symlink rather than copying?
Also be aware of the WINEPREFIX environmental variable which allows your .wine
to be somewhere else.
> 3) Ensure that the drives defined in ~/.wine/dosdevices' all point to the
> SMB share. I.e.: Suppose host 'mtdew' is hosting the fake wine c: drive.
> The fake drive is exported via the SMB share name
> //mtdew/wine_c. That directory appears in mtdew's local
> filesystem at the path /var/fileshares/wine_c/
> Further suppose that my other host, 'jolt', imports that
> SMB share to have a local path of '/net/mtdew/wine_c'
> Then on the host 'mtdew', I can/should can have the
> symlink ~/.wine/dosdevices/c: -> /var/fileshares/wine_c/
> And on the host 'jolt', I can/should have the symlink
> ~/.wine/dosdevices/c: -> /net/mtdew/wine_c
> Does this sound like the best way to accomplish my goal? Any suggestions
> for other approaches?
Sounds reasonable. I'd probably use more linking rather than copying, so that
the system.reg in particular stays coordinated.
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