[Wine] Re: [FAQ] [RFC] How can multiple users share an installed Wine a

dimesio wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sat Jan 2 10:00:54 CST 2010

Paul Menzel wrote:
> Dear Wine users,
> could you please review the following question and add it to the FAQ
> [1].
> === How can multiple users share an installed Wine application? ===
> »Wine is a per-user app; every user has their own Wine Registry, with
> the list of installed apps for that user.
> So one user installing App A is not going to tell the Wine Registry of
> any other user that App A is installed. The other user will have to
> install the application as well.« [2]
> So this scenario is not officially supported. There are some solutions
> written down on the WWW as for example for Ubuntu [3].

Using one wineprefix for multiple users is not supported at present because of the risk of registry corruption (bug #11112 (http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11112)), and no, we are not going to point users to outside sites telling them how to do things that can trash their wineprefix.

There probably should be an FAQ item explaining this, however, as the question does come up from time to time. I'll add it.

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