[Bug 9567] New: steam crashes when installed to user' s home and there is a dosdevice symlink to /home/user

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Sun Sep 2 18:41:13 CDT 2007


           Summary: steam crashes when installed to user's home and there is
                    a dosdevice symlink to /home/user
           Product: Wine
           Version: 0.9.44.
          Platform: PC
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: wine-binary
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com

i prefer to install games to my home directory, rather than the .wine
directory.  however, there is a problem with Valve's steam application when
doing this.

i've set up a symlink to my home directory (so that steam will see the correct
amount of free disk space on that partition)

  $ ln -s /home/user /home/user/.wine/dosdevices/h:"

to repoduce this bug, install steam (http://www.steampowered.com) to
/home/user/games.  also make sure you've set up the symlink as above.  then run
steam with

  $ wine /home/user/games/steam.exe

you will get the error

  Steam - Fatal Error
  Fatal Error: Could not load module 'bin/vgui2.dll'

note that the problem does not occur if the symlink to /home/user is not set
up.  however this isn't a solution because steam will refuse to install games
because it thinks that the free space on my / partition is the free space on my
/home partition.

thanks for all the hard work on wine.

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