Compiling Wine without prelink

Roger Cruz roger_r_cruz at
Sun Nov 27 18:38:05 CST 2011

Great.  Thanks for the explanation 

On Nov 27, 2011, at 6:32 PM, Vitaliy Margolen <wine-devel at> wrote:

> On 11/27/2011 03:24 PM, Roger Cruz wrote:
>> Could you expand what exactly would not work?
> Some copy-protection systems, and any other programs that do dlls patching using IPC. They assume that some system dlls (namely ntdll, kernel32, and user32) are always loaded to the same address for every system process.
> It was initially added to support SafeDisk copy protection. Now it's hard to tell what other programs might depend on this.
> If you do not have prelink, Wine will not be able to load these DLLs at the same address and some programs will fail in mysterious ways.
> -Vitaliy

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