Detecting Wine

Mark Wagner carnildo at
Mon Sep 29 17:06:16 CDT 2008

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 14:55, Juan Lang <juan.lang at> wrote:
>> Did you read the second paragraph of my original email?  I'm not
>> working around a bug in Wine, unless it's a bug that a user can map
>> "/" to "C:" and call it a "fixed disk".
> Yes, I read it.  And scanning "/" shouldn't be a problem, unless
> you've also mapped network drives there.  That seems to be the root of
> the problem.

Yes, that's the root of the problem.  I can't prevent the end-user
from mounting network drives -- in fact, in the expected installation
environment, the average user will have several very large network
drives mounted.

Under Windows, installation takes about five minutes, and the
full-disk search provides a nicer user experience if they're upgrading
from an ancient copy of the software.  Under Wine, I need to either
skip the full-disk search, or warn the user that it may take several


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