anyone anyone?

Philippe Anctil z77y16 at
Mon Jan 5 21:50:15 CST 2004

I am nowhere near a wine expert, but here's what I would offer as an answer.

Wine has the ability to pick "builtin" libraries or "native" libraries. You 
can specify what library it should look for in the .wine/config file.

The goal of wine is to eventually provide enough "builtin" libraries and 
functionnality to emulate a full windows installation. Builtin libraries are 
wrote by the wine team. You can find them here on redhat9. In other words, 
this is where wine will look for "builtin" libraries:

There are times the "builtin" implementation is not sufficient. In that case 
you can copy the real windows dll in your fake windows drive and instruct 
wine to load the dll "native". Wine looks for "native" libraries in 
c:\Windows\System first, then looks for it in a few other places. The 
documentation tells precisely what are the paths processed and in what 

To know what libraries are loaded and what type (builtin/native), try the 
following args when running an app:
--debugmsg +loaddll

Except for a few exceptions listed in the default wine config, the default 
rule is to use bulitin libraries.

>so Im reposting. If it didnt  I apologize. Simply put my question is how 
>does wine store the path
>for its libs? and is it in a place easily changed? the long drawn

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