[Wine] Re: Wine apps crash

jjmckenzie wineforum-user at winehq.org
Fri Oct 21 23:28:26 CDT 2011

ubuntubrian wrote:
> I am running Ubuntu 10.10 and Wine 1.3. For no reason that I know of a couple of apps that had been running fine wouldn't start. I restarted the wine server, rebooted and nothing worked. 

This might not be necessary.  I'll detail why below.

ubuntubrian wrote:
> Here is the terminal output when running a Foxit app. It appears that I am missing dll libraries?:
> env WINEPREFIX="/home/ubuntu/.wine" wine C:\\windows\\command\\start.exe /Unix /home/ubuntu/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/ubuntu/Start\ Menu/Programs/Foxit\ Phantom/Foxit\ Phantom.lnk

It is customary to try and run the program not it's link.

Here is how I start a program:


cd $HOME/.wine/Program\ Files/<path to program executable>
wine <program executable>

I use $HOME because almost all Linux/UNIX combinations, regardless of the type of shell (using the tilda symbol assumes you are running BASH, which may not even exist in your distribution).  I don't assume anything...

Windows programs expect to be started using their program 'launcher' or main executable in the directory that the program was installed to.  This may be why you are seeing the 'missing dll' file errors.  How about giving this a go and advising what happens?


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