Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Tue Apr 18 13:26:44 CDT 2006

Robert Lunnon <bobl at> writes:

> All,
> I am having some considerable problems dealing with a simple issue. 
> In .wine/dosdevices, devices are listed followed by a colon like in dos. This 
> makes perfect sense except that the colon is often used in UNIX to separate 
> elements of a path description and has special meaning tto some programs. 
> Under solaris this causes problems with the runtime loader which can't dlopen 
> a filename containing a colon, and seems to be problematic for stat as well.
> What is wrong with listing them without the colon so we don't risk these OS 
> incompatibilities or perhaps adapt the code to accept the links with or 
> without an appended colon.

It could be changed, but there are some serious backwards
compatibility issues. I think wrapping dlopen would be a lot easier,
especially since we already have a wrapper for it.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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