[Wine] how to overwrite DLLs?

Michael Renner michael.renner at gmx.de
Wed Aug 25 09:39:23 CDT 2010

On Wednesday 25 August 2010, John Drescher wrote:
> > I can define the load order for specific applications using winecfg. But
> > what is the propper way to copy these DLLs from a 'real' windows box?
> This is a flawed idea. You can copy some dlls from windows but not
> all. A lot of microsoft dlls need to be installed properly because
> they need registry entries or manifests.

Yes, I konw.
> It's best to install dlls properly and winetricks will help with that.

Sorry, it's still not clear to me. For example: For MixW I have to use 
Microsofts cfgmgr32.dll and setupapi.dll. What I did:

moved the 2 files /home/renner/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ out of the way 
and copied these file from a XP machine. After that, I called winecfg and 
defined the load order 'native, build in' for these 2 files.

Well, this was wrong, because (I guess) I moved the 'build in' files away, and 
every application have to use this now.

> It's also best to only install the needed dlls especially if you want
> help here.

What is the right way? Winetricks is 'only' unefull to install aplications 
like zip or the vb runtime support, or not?

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