Error at end of app install: can't open builtin library for regsvr32.exe...

Vitaliy Margolen wine-devel at
Sat Dec 17 00:28:01 CST 2005

Friday, December 16, 2005, 11:20:34 PM, Dan Kegel wrote:
> On 12/16/05, Vitaliy Margolen <wine-devel at> wrote:
>> > $ wine/wine .wine/drive_c/windows/system32/regsvr32.exe
>> > wine: cannot open builtin library for
>> > L"Z:\\home\\dank\\.wine\\drive_c\\windows\\system32\\regsvr32.exe":
>> > /home/dank/wine/programs/ invalid ELF header
>> Yeah. The only time I have seen this message in relation to regsvr32.exe
>> is only when Wine's builtin was overwritten with native
>> PE executable.  ...
>> In this case I don't know then what is going on. Could you follow all the
>> symlinks and verify that it is in fact ELF? Also can you remove this file
>> and remake it? If it is ELF it must be corrupted in some way.

> No, it's ELF, and it's not corrupted.  As I wrote a few posts ago,
> the problem was caused by having an old copy of wine installed
> in /usr/local while running a new copy of wine from the build
> directory.  Removing the old copy, and installing wine from the
> build directory, fixes the problem; I can then run regsvr32 from
> either the build directory or the installed copy without problems.

Ah I see. Will add this to the list of things to watch for then. Thank
you for taking time and figuring it out. The reason why I never seen this
before is because I don't have Wine installed. I'm running it from the
source tree. Saves me some some time and space on the hard-drive. And
extra log-in as root <g>


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