[Wine] Re: Folder creation problems
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Thu Mar 12 13:11:56 CDT 2009
Right, things seem to be getting worse rather than better. I tried removing the .wine folder, the ran winecfg to automatically recreate the folder before trying the install again. This time when trying to run the 32 bit install, the wine glass on the cursor just bounced for a while with an unclickable wine tab with a question mark on the task bar, then both vanished, i.e. the application failed to start. So, I tried a little applet that runs from a single file, and that worked perfectly. So, I tried the 16 bit installer to find it behaving as before, i.e. everything was fine until it wanted to create a folder, and at that point it was denied permission and I had to cancel the install.
By this time the OpenSuSE download server was back on line, so I unloaded and reinstalled wine 1.1.16, just in case there was some corruption. I also deleted the .wine folder at the same time, just to be on the safe side. The results were as above, i.e. the 32 bit installer failed to start, the 16 bit ran but could not create folders, and the single file applet was fine.
As I see it I now have four options.
1) Try whatever you guys suggest to get 1.1.16 working on this machine.
2) Uninstall 1.1.16 and install the default 1.1.9 version shipped with the OpenSuse distro and see if that works,.
3) Uninstall 1.1.16 and install the stable 1.0.1 and see if that works.
4) Reformat the drive and start again from scratch, just in case the problem is deeper within this Linux install than I can reach.
The last one sounds drastic, but its not too bad. The machine is only set up for testing at the moment, and all I have loaded is OpenSuse 11.1, Wine and Sun VirtualBox with Windows XP set up as a guest with a couple of applications loaded into that. So, whilst it does involve some work, its not as bad as it could be and I'm happy to go down that route if necessary.
So, any ideas which way I should go?
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