[Wine] Wine does not use PATH for DLL search, is this a bug or feature ?
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Mon Sep 24 23:18:21 CDT 2007
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On Tuesday September 25 2007 03:31, Kuang-Chun Cheng wrote:
> I test both 0.9.44 and 0.9.45 and found that Wine does not use
> PATH environment variables for DLL search.
> My test application is a Qt 336 application, QSlider.exe.
> QSlider.exe require both qt-mt336.dll and mingwm10.dll. If I copy
> both dll to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32, I can invoke QSlider.exe
> from anywhere and it works OK.
> If I put both dlls to, eg. /opt/qt-3.3/bin. And setup PATH with
> /opt/qt-3.3/bin included. Invoke QSlider.exe will give me error message:
> err:module:import_dll Library qt-mt336.dll (which is needed by
> L"Z:\\home\\kcc\\QSlider.exe") not found
> err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for
> L"Z:\\home\\kcc\\QSlider.exe" failed, status c0000135
> My guess is wine just simple ignore PATH environment variable when
> searching DLL,
> am I correct ? Is this a bug or a feature ?
> Under WinXP/2K ... the PATH env. variables do work ... but not Wine.
> Can someone confirm this ? Thanks a lot.
WINE (and Windows) use PATH variable in the registry and this is probably
what you want to use.
Of course environment variable is a different thing.
In Windows you don't use Linux environment variables and Linux shell (this is
obvious): you are using cmd instead. WINE is no different so to get access to
WINE environment you need to run this:
And now type this:
You will see current PATH environment variable. I didn't test it but I guess
it will work correctly if you change it (if not this is a real bug).
To me it seems that you confuse Windows cmd environment with Linux shell
Here is an example:
% echo $PATH
% wine cmd
CMD Version 0.9.45
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