[Wine]Pb with Installshield (Dragon Naturaly Speaking) : not enough room on system drive

Duane Clark dclark at akamail.com
Mon Sep 6 12:33:23 CDT 2004

Emmanuel Charpentier wrote:
> Duane Clark wrote:
>>Probably what you will need to do is to run the setup something like this:
>>WINEDEBUG=+relay wine setup.exe &> wine.log
> Tried that. The resultant file is "only" 467 Mb, mostly made of messages 
> similar to :
> 000d:Call ntdll.RtlEnterCriticalSection(4a99f8f0) ret=4a98ccd3
> 000d:Ret  ntdll.RtlEnterCriticalSection() retval=00000000 ret=4a98ccd3
> I wonder why ...

That is common, and probably doesn't convey anything useful. It can be 
reduced by setting a different environment vaiable, which I have 
permanently sent so I forgot to mention it.


(all one line) That should filter out those messages.

> (Curiously, whent piping through tee, Setup stops with a *different* error 
> message, stating that the install engine could not be starded. Heisenbug ?)

Unfortunately turning on relay traces alters the breakage all too often. 
Makes debugging a real pain. Maybe if the relay messages are filtered 
out, it will go back to the original problem (but I doubt it).

>>Hopefully that shows up in one of the files. Open the file and see what 
>>was happening before the error message. If it is not clear, try deleting 
>>obviously irrelevant or repeated lines, and maybe post a few hundred of 
>>the lines before the error message.
> Hmmm ... Seems that Wine is detected as being Windows NT, but without 
> administrator privileges (btw, the wine config file tells it to eulate 
> win98. See posted files ...). Does this rings a bell ?

It might be worth trying to run Wine emulating win2k. I know several 
programs that won't work without that.

> I can send the relevant 3 file(s) (2 Mb apiece) if you like...

Sure, I'll take a look, though I am by no stretch a Wine guru. Compress 
them with bzip2; that should make them substantially smaller. It may 
take a significant amount of time for bzip2 to finish the compression, 
so give it awhile.

> Resolutioon was OK but a lot of characters were lost (replaced by "?").

You might be missing a font that the installer was expecting. If you 
have a copy of Windows around somewhere, try copying all the fonts from 
c:\windows\fonts into the corresponding Wine directory (assuming you 
haven't already).

> [DllOverrides]
> "oleaut32" = "native"
> "ole32" = "native"
 > ...

I would suggest setting most of the DLLs to builtin by default. Had you 
tried the installer that way? About the only native ones normally used 
should be:
"msvcrt"       = "native, builtin"
"mciavi.drv"   = "native, builtin"
"mcianim.drv"  = "native, builtin"
"msi"          = "native, builtin"
"*" = "builtin, native"

You can always add application specific overrides in the config file for 
applications that require it:
"ole32" = "native"

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