Rich Gilson signman359 at
Fri Feb 24 16:51:12 CST 2006

On Friday 24 February 2006 13:46, Stefan Dösinger wrote:
> Hi,
> > As such, I'm looking for a little advice on debugging issues when apps
> > don't work (yes, I've read what's on winehq.)  I have the application
> > KeePass ( which installs just fine.  When I go to
> > run it, it just drops me right back to the prompt.
> Pardon my ignorance, but why don't you use the Linux version instead?
> lists a Linux port.
> If you have the necessary tools to compile keepass, you can build the Win32
> version from source and put a few debugging printfs into it, to see where
> it stops. This could shorten the debug time greatly. (Of course this
> doesn't work for apps where the source isn't available)

No, that's fine.  I'm not surprised that somebody knew there was a Linux port.  
The reason is simple.  I'm in the process of trying to put together a 
presentation for my local LUG on Wine in a couple of months and I'm trying to 
get to know how to use it better.  I also happened to ask a few people what 
they would like to learn in relation to Wine.  One "request" was how to 
"debug" getting a program to work when it doesn't necessarilly run right out 
of the box, so to say.

In addition, one of the guys told me he tried to run this program under Wine 
and couldn't get it to work.  I tried it and was when I couldn't find any 
noticable reason for the crash.  He's familiar with the Linux port, but it's 
a version behind and can't read the current database he has all of his 
information in.  

It's a valid question.  I just thought it'd be a good place for me to start in 
the realm of trying to get things working because I knew that it would be 
freely and easily available to anyone on this list so that I might get a 
little bit of direction.  That all.

-- In a world without fences, who needs Gates?
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