Global Wine configuration file not consulted?

Gerald Pfeifer pfeifer at
Tue May 14 03:24:37 CDT 2002

I noticed that in the absence of ~/.wine/config Wine simply refuses to
start, and truss (on FreeBSD) and trace (on GNU/Linux) reveal that no
other location is consulted for a config file.

Even explictly Using ETCDIR or `configure --sysconfdir` doesn't seem to
make a difference, even though the documentation indicates otherwise:


    This is the global Wine configuration file. It is only used if
    the user running Wine has no local configuration file.

% ls -la $ETCDIR/wine.conf
-r--r--r--  1 root  wheel  7616 Mar 11 13:59 /usr/local/etc/wine.conf
% ls -la /home/pfeifer/.wine/config
ls: /home/pfeifer/.wine/config: No such file or directory
% wine
Can't open configuration file /home/pfeifer/.wine/config

Gerald "Jerry" pfeifer at

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