Detecting Wine

Guillaume VanderEst me at
Mon Sep 29 17:15:18 CDT 2008

Based on the current information, wouldn't it be smartest to ask the users
which drive(s) they would like included in the search, or is it actually
required that all disks be scanned?

On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 3:06 PM, Mark Wagner <carnildo at> wrote:

> 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
> hours.
> --
> Mark
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