wine overstepping the mark?

wino at wino at
Thu Oct 27 17:25:56 CDT 2005

Thanks for an informative reply.

Gentoo has just added an ebuild for 0.9 that does not display this issue.

The problem I had was installing from wine-cvs with an ebuild script that  
had be fine in the past, next time I need cvs I'll add a patch to do what  
you suggested.

Thanks for your help.

On Fri, 28 Oct 2005 00:30:15 +0200, Vincent Béron  
<vberon at> wrote:

> Le jeu 27/10/2005 à 16:37, wino at a écrit :
>> On Thu, 27 Oct 2005 21:23:48 +0200, Dustin Navea <speeddymon at>
>> wrote:
>> > I dont see how that is a problem?  AFAIK wine has to mod them so that
>> > when you double click on an exe in your GUI, the GUI knows what  
>> program
>> > to load the exe's with...  but then again I could be wrong.  anyone  
>> else?
>> >
>> > Dustin
>> >
>> Well that's why the sandbox is there.
>> I install Wine for one specific user account that has suitably  
>> restricted
>> access rights. I do not want wine or wine installer to go outside that
>> brief.
>> I want wine on this system so that I can use on or two bits of windows
>> software , I DO NOT want it to start thinking it really IS windows and
>> start taking over my computer for me.
>> That is the fundamental reason why I use Linux and not M$.
> It's most probably the call to "update-desktop-database" in
> tools/Makefile while doing the make install part.
> If using the Gentoo e-package (or whatever the name, I can't be bothered
> to check the exact name), file a bug to Gentoo and ask them to add
> UPDATE_DESKTOP_DATABASE=/bin/true to the make install line in the rules.
> But then you'll need to run it sometime after if you want the connection
> between .exe and wine to be made.
> Is ldconfig replaced while building a package under Gentoo? Because, you
> know, wine's make install does run ldconfig, and it should change its
> cache file in /etc...
> Side note: you shouldn't need to make install as root if the result goes
> to a sandbox...
> Vincent

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