[Wine] Re: multiple users on LINUX - way to share a single .wine

vitamin wineforum-user at winehq.org
Thu Nov 6 08:27:07 CST 2008

graysky wrote:
> Basically, I'd like to have just one .wine dir on my file system that multiple users on LINUX can share thus allowing me to keep a single install of my windows apps.  The default is to install to /home/CURRENT_USER/.wine so I'm wondering, as long as the LINUX users are in the same group, can I relocate the .wine dir to say, /home/share/.wine and update the wineconfig?  I just started using LINUX seriously so I'm pretty new at it.
> Thanks for the replies.

You can't share WINEPREFIX (defaule is ~/.wine) between users. Each user have to have it's own. This means all users will have their own registry.

You can share everything else ("fake c:" drive). But if multiple users will try to update the same file it will get corrupted.

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