Major Winelib Problems

Dimitrie O. Paun dpaun at
Thu Nov 25 13:34:34 CST 2004

On Thu, Nov 25, 2004 at 08:04:48PM +0100, Sam Lauber wrote:
> I followed the tutorial for Winelib on my Linux system, building notepad. I examined the file "./notepad2" with readelf, and it said "Not an ELF file", and I do not have an a.out system. I opened it with my text editor (attached is the text I saw) and I was disappointed. Instead of a real "port", it was just a shell script that launches wine on a Windows program encapsulated in a ELF shared object file. I'm not happy.

Sorry, but that's how things are. It is pretty much a "real" port (whatever
that means), even though it's launched through a script. It's not pretty,
but because of the different binary env in Linux and Windows, that's the
way it has to be.


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