[Wine] WinBUGS breaks under WINE > 1.1.12

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Thu Apr 2 10:16:03 CDT 2009

2009/4/2 sconti555 <wineforum-user at winehq.org>:

> I was wondering if any of you would have a clue around why WinBUGS (http://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk/bugs/), a nifty Markov chain Monte Carlo sampler widely used in Bayesian statistical modelling, no longer works when run through any version of WINE newer than 1.1.12.
> I have encountered this issue of my machines at home (which runs on Zenwalk 6.0) and work (Mandriva 2008.1) a while ago, but only reported it now as I kept on hoping for the issue to be resolved.  Curiously enough OpenBUGS (http://www.math.helsinki.fi/openbugs/), an open-source version of WinBUGS, runs without a hitch under any version of WINE.
> Should I report this as a (win)bug?  With many thanks in advance.

You should indeed - real app, used to run, doesn't run now, a regression.

Is the binary freeware (if not open source)? Then others can test as well.

Either way, you would provide the best possible bug reporting by doing
a regression test on Wine. This is laborious, but not complicated if
you're OK at the command line :-)


This will let you zero in very effectively on the precise commit that
broke the application.

- d.

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