Detecting Wine

Austin English austinenglish at
Mon Sep 29 16:52:30 CDT 2008

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 4:41 PM, Juan Lang <juan.lang at> wrote:
>> What's the best way for an application to detect that it's running under Wine?
> Some people have given suggestions, but please note that we discourage
> doing this.  It's better to fix Wine than to work around its bugs, and
> working around bugs removes incentive to fix them.  So please, log a
> bug about the problem you're seeing at, how to
> reproduce it, and so on.
> --Juan

The problem seems to be that he doesn't want to scan / (root), as it
will take a _long_ time. There are already several bugs on this in
bugzilla, I believe resolved as WONTFIX. As such, it doesn't seem to
be a behavior Wine can/should fix.


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