Detecting Wine

Austin English austinenglish at
Mon Sep 29 17:07:36 CDT 2008

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 4:53 PM, Mark Wagner <carnildo at> wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 14:41, 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.
> 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".
> --
> Mark Wagner

Is the problem with scanning / that it's too many files/takes too
long, or that it's not a 'local hard drive'?


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