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Old 10-31-2004, 01:31 PM   #1
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configuring wine as per instructions

I just downloaded and installed wine (wine-20041019-mdk.i586.rpm)
as per the instructions,
Since around May 2004, Wine will automatically generate a ~/.wine directory as needed
but it never did, what am I missing?
do I have to do it myself?

please help

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Old 10-31-2004, 02:44 PM   #2
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Sorry if I'm being condescending but I made a really obvious mistake like this just the other day,
are you aware that because the directory name has a . in front of it, .wine, that it is a hidden file.

If you open a terminal, go to your home directory and

cd .wine

it will enter the directory.

Depending on your distro there should be a 'show hidden files' option under one of the -File -Edit -View, menus somewhere.

Also, if you installed this as root, it will be in the roots home directory and not yours.

Like i said, i'm still new to all this, if this is obvious and you already knew or tried, then just ignore me
Old 10-31-2004, 03:11 PM   #3
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thank you for the reply,
I just got it... I didn't realize that I had to run wine by it self from the user's dir in order to create the wine dir....thank you for the help


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