Major FUD (was Re: Add root drive mapping to default config file)

Lionel Ulmer lionel.ulmer at
Tue Jun 3 12:57:21 CDT 2003

> Now, if someone would like to offer a *technically competent* argument as to
> why mapping a drive letter to / is bad, I'd love to hear it.

Basically, adding '/' as a drive is to help people which are not able to
properly configure / install Wine (and who do not understand the 'Drive'
error message).

So it will mask other bugs like games checking that their data file are on a
CD-Rom and failing because the data is accessed via the '/' overide and not
the CD-Rom path.

So I mostly object for aesthetically reasons (ie as we emulate Windows, be
as kludgy as Windows : use drive letters :-) ). For a Winelib application, I
would agree with Dimi though.

And finally, as for Wine hurting your FS, there is the famous '!$!$!$!$.cfr'
bug when running Eplorer with Wine. I have no idea if it could also break
something in your Linux FS though :-)


		 Lionel Ulmer -

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