Mono vs. Gecko packaging discrepancies

Francois Gouget fgouget at
Tue Jan 28 08:27:08 CST 2020

On Fri, 24 Jan 2020, Jacek Caban wrote:
> It looks like the main Wine package uses xz and I'm with switching to that.

Works for me.

> > * For the directory where to extract the file I prefer '../<addon>/'
> >    because that matches the directory for msi files.Also it makes it
> >    easier to create a symlink to that directory and not have to update it
> >    when a new version is released (my Wine build directories are not all
> >    in the same location).
> Yes, I agree that subdir is nicer. Note that you may also just use /opt/wine/
> instead of symlinks.

The Gecko and Mono directories are being updated by a script that runs 
in a non-root account. I guess I could make parts of /opt/wine owned by 
the account this script runs under for my machines but I'm not very fond 
of that. It would also mean that wt-bot [1] requires one to set up 
/opt/wine is this special way.


Francois Gouget <fgouget at>

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