New to wine question concerning Path Variable

Scott Unruh Scott.Unruh at
Mon Nov 4 09:19:29 CST 2002


I am trying to run a Cobol Compiler through wine.  I am running RH7.3 with a
current wine release. My directory structure is /usr/share/wine-c/COBOL/.  I
have been successful in running other applications through wine, but not
ones that require a PATH= entry. 

My problem is: it's looking for an entry in the PATH environment variable
that includes 'C:\COBOL' which stores library files it looks for when
starting the program.  I r.t.f.m. and made entries into /etc/profile. That
did not produce desirable results. (I was locked out of x-windows) From what
I have read and what I see in /etc/profile, the colon is a special

So my actual question is: How do I get 'C:\COBOL' to show up in the PATH=
environment variable so that the Cobol compiler will see the files it needs?
Will entering 'C\COBOL'  in the PATH= variable give me what I am looking
for? If so, why is that? Does wine know to insert a colon between 'C' and
'\COBOL' when "showing" it to the window application?

Much thanks for any advice given!!!

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