[Bug 14501] New: docs incorrectly claim that unc paths work

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Tue Jul 15 10:13:51 CDT 2008


           Summary: docs incorrectly claim that unc paths work
           Product: Wine
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: major
          Priority: P2
         Component: documentation
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: codeslinger at compsalot.com

The docs for unc path are wrong they do not reflect reality.  
According to the docs 

and also according to this rather odious comment

unc paths, should work, all you do is create a symlink and you are done.

Well, I am under intense deadline pressure and I just spent two days of effort
trying to get a client/server app to run that requires unc paths.  And finally
after a lot of study and banging of head against brick wall, finally I find
this bug #425 which makes it pretty darn clear that not only does unc path not
work, but it never actually has worked!!!!


So I ask that you kindly please fix the docs so that others are not subjected
to the same levels of tribulations which I have just needlessly gone through. 
That bug has been open since 2002, I see no indication that it is going to get
fixed any time soon.

I have the highest respect and admiration for the winehq project and the people
who created it, but this sort of thing is a major black mark against wine.  I
will be very reluctant to attempt to use wine in the future.

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