WINEDLLPATH and /usr/lib/wine

Alexandre Julliard julliard at
Tue Jan 26 12:16:14 CST 2010

Michael Ost <most at> writes:

> I agree. And that's what your patch does, right? Would you like to
> submit it to the wine-patches list? I think the case for it is strong,
> especially since (1) you found that it fixes a behavior change in
> WINEDLLPATH from November 2006 --- arguably a regression; and (2) it
> works in the same way that LD_LIBRARY_PATH works, which is what Linux
> programmers would expect.

Actually the current way is precisely what LD_LIBRARY_PATH does for
relocatable installs. The loader first looks in the rpath $ORIGIN path,
then in LD_LIBRARY_PATH, then in system directories. Wine does exactly
the same thing.

Alexandre Julliard
julliard at

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