[Wine]wine-20040716 and kernel 2.6.7 problems

Anand Buddhdev arb at anand.org
Fri Aug 13 15:56:55 CDT 2004

After I upgraded to kernel 2.6.7 on my fedora core 2 system, I have one 
problem with wine. In this kernel, the binfmt_misc feature is not built 
as a module, but compiled into the kernel. Therefore, the 'modprobe 
binfmt_misc' command in the wine startup script fails. The script needs 
to be modified to only run the modprobe if /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc is 
not found.

Secondly, under this new kernel, the permissions of 
/proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc are:

dr-xr-xr-x  2 root root 0 Aug 13 22:52 /proc/sys/fs/binfmt_misc

And therefore, the wine startup script fails to register wine as a 
handler for windows executables, because it cannot write into the 
'register' file (which by the way, does not exist). I can no longer run 
windows programs by double-clicking on them, or typing the name at the 
shell prompt.

When I filed this complaint in the fedora bugzilla, Arjan said that it 
wasn't their problem; that it was an upstream kernel problem. Is anyone 
else experiencing this problem? Have you found a fix for it yet?

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