Add root drive mapping to default config file

Mike Hearn m.hearn at
Tue Jun 3 04:29:52 CDT 2003

Oooh, here's an idea - how about if when you ran wine from an area of
disk that wouldn't normally be mapped, it creates a temporary "ghost"
mapping that doesn't appear in the config file but only for itself and
child processes? It takes precedance... 

That way you wouldn't have to keep either moving files around or mapping
new drives. Thoughts?

On Tue, 2003-06-03 at 10:22, mike at wrote:
> > - its insecure, since you can write everywhere you want
> > and some filesystem corruption still exist today.
> Only if you run Wine as root. What makes us think we trust Linux software
> more than Win32 software?
> > - it will cause recursion/drive change problems =>
> > example : what will be the current drive/directory
> > if you access the fake C:\windows
> >  via Z:\home\user\fake_c\windows ?
> Good question. I guess the algorithm must be able to deal with that
> though, as I've been running with / mapped for months and it hasn't caused
> any problems that I can see. Simply chopping out subtrees if they are
> mapped elsewhere would work.
> > On my RH box I have a drive called W: that contains wine sources and P:
> > contains programs/.
> > If I am in W: (wcmd) and I do 'cd programs', wcmd now says P:\.
> Yes, that might be a bit confusing (if you use wcmd), but for newbies
> having the "Wine cannot find executable" error is even more confusing.
> Well, I'm not really bothered either way, but something would need to be
> done to address those problems I think.
Mike Hearn <m.hearn at>
QinetiQ - Malvern Technology Center

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