[Wine]WineTools 2.0.9 released

Joachim von Thadden thadden at web.de
Tue Jan 4 15:07:27 CST 2005

Am Di, Jan 04, 2005 at 08:37:04 -0800 schrieb Mark Knecht:
> Humm...OK, I know I'm not much of a Linux guy but I'm now confused. On
> my system, before doing any of this link stuff the directory
> /usr/local/bin already exists. How can I create a link of any type at
> location /usr/local called 'bin' when the directory already exists?

Because "ln" thinks before it does something. If there is no
/usr/local/bin it will make a link from /usr/local/winetools/findwine to
/usr/local/bin. But if there is a directory calles /usr/local/bin, it
put a link findwine *into* that directory.

> All the -f does is force the issue which is a dangerous thing to do, isn't it?

It forces a link to be done, also if the file already exists. But a
directory like bin is not a file. So it looks into bin and if it finds
there a file called findwine it will replace it with the link.

> Also, WRT the problems I'm having, I'm using wine-20041019 from source
> and the IE6 installer crashed. What version of Wine are you actually
> using? I'll switch to that in an attempt to completely duplicate your
> environment.

I never use self compiled Wine installations, so it's likely that there
are differences. I always use the RPMs from winehq for the distro (fc1
and fc2 for me). WineTools tells you, if your wine version is not
tested. 20041019 is best tested for now.

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          Never run a touchy system!!!"

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