[Wine]Error writing temporary file. Make sure your temp folder is valid.

Dan O legacyboy at shaw.ca
Tue Nov 9 15:50:47 CST 2004

Thanks for the tips all
rm -rf .wine seemed to solve it, from what i could find in the yast, I
already had a older version installed,
again thanks
Dan O

"Mark Knecht" <markknecht at gmail.com> wrote in message
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> On Tue, 09 Nov 2004 21:25:05 +0100, Holly Bostick <motub at planet.nl> wrote:
> >
> >   In all of this discussion, have we in fact checked the error itself;
> > i.e., is the folder that Wine is using for /temp valid?
> Well, you're basically right Holly. I have asked a couple of times for
> the dosdevices part of the equation, but not the specific temp
> directory.
> >
> > Wine by default uses /temp (the Linux temp folder) for its temp folder.
> Depends, I think. What I see is that with the newest versions of Wine
> you do not get a config file. This means I jsut don't know where the
> temp directory is. However when I copy in an existing config it has an
> entry "Temp" = "c:\windows\temp" so that would place it as a directory
> in his home account. If the directory doesn't exist then this could
> certainly be the issue.
> >
> > Does the user have write permission to this directory? If not, any
> > attempt to install anything will fail, because most (if not all)
> > installers extract files to /temp before the install begins (that's what
> >   that progress bar on the InstallShield installer is doing, that's why
> > you have to wait a few seconds before the big blue install screen pops
> >
> > The other issue (somewhat related, actually)
> >
> > Warning: the specified Windows directory L"C:\\Windows" is not
> >
> > is an error we've seen several times when people who had an
> > "old-fashioned" Wine install (pre-dosdevices) try to upgrade to a
> > "new-fangled" Wine install-- and doesn't SuSE install some old version
> > of Wine during its install (in the name of user-friendliness)?
> >
> > I forget atm how it is solved, but the answer is surely in the archives.
> A little Googling resulted in the always fun 'rm -rf .wine and run
> wine again to create a new .wine directory'...
> Take care,
> Mark

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