Best way to overlay a filesystem for a Wine app?

Francois Gouget fgouget at
Mon Jan 30 17:55:14 CST 2012

On Mon, 30 Jan 2012, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> If the user never customizes the app-specific prefix with winecfg or
> similar, then copying the new registry should work yes?

Application configuration data (think Tools -> Options menu) is often 
stored in the registry...

> > Besides that there are other issues, most of which Dan already 
> > mentioned:
> >  * As far as I know most overlay filesystems don't deal well with 
> >    changes in the underlying filesystem. This pretty much breaks the 
> >    upgrade scenario.
> Do you mean upgrading while the filesystem is mounted?  Or just any
> change at all?

It's definitely an issue in the former case. I don't know but would not 
be surprised if it is also an issue in the latter.

Francois Gouget <fgouget at>    
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