Note to packagers: choose gcc version carefully when building wine

Dan Kegel dank at
Fri Nov 30 15:26:23 CST 2007

Attention packagers: the default version of gcc on
many distros happens to generate Wine binaries which
make some copy protection schemes unhappy.
At the moment, gcc-3.3.x, gcc-3.4.x, and gcc-4.2.x are
known to work; gcc-4.0.x is known to not work.
Please check the compiler you use when building wine
packages and make sure it's one of the good ones.

To really check, find a retail copy of Photoshop CS or CS2
(not 7 or CS3) and install from cd-rom.  If it aborts silently
near the end without offering to activate the product, you
have an unsupported compiler, and users of your packages
might run into trouble with apps protected with safedisc.

See for more info.
- Dan

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