[Wine] Re: ActiveX & ADO?

Tlarhices wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sun Dec 7 20:28:13 CST 2008

Morgan Read wrote:
> This "~/garbage" directory - is that a euphemism for "~/.wine",
> otherwise I don't have this directory to remove?  With that first line,
> are you suggesting I remove my current wine install from my user
> account? Then, reinstall the application after using winetricks to
> install "vb6run art2kmin mdac27 wsh56" and then run it?  Why the use of
> "WINEPREFIX=~/garbage"?
> Hope these Q's aren't too lame...

I will try to explain it simply.
Wine has a feature called "WINEPREFIX" which gives the possibility to install applications in a different folder than ~/.wine
This feature is often used when you have to make things (using native DLLs, ...) that may prevent other applications from running.
It creates completely isolated environments so you can wipe it and recreate it without removing any other application installed.
The problem is that you will have to prefix every command by :


And can't use anymore the double click on exe files (as it uses default ~/.wine prefix)

The command

rm -rf ~/garbage

Is a not subtle way to tell you that you need to make sure this folder doesn't exists. So if the remove command tells you it isn't here, it is OK.

You don't have to use the "garbage" prefix or even change prefix, but it is be a good idea in this case and for your future test (as using winetrick changes the default behavior of wine).

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