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Old 11-09-2012, 06:17 PM   #1
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Funny Behavior with wine

I run wine on my gentoo system. For the most part it usually works quite well. One strange problem I have been having however is that some executables, not all of them, don't work unless I run open it through a shell.

I have some binaries in my menus. I also have pcmanfm set to execute the command "wine %f when a .exe file is clicked on. I'd say this works 80% of the time. Some programs don't seem to work though. Either nothing happens or a get some strange unhelpful dialog saying I'm missing files.

Its not a huge inconvenience, but I like to put more frequently used software in the menus. It seems like a permissions problem, but I don't see what the permissions would be any different. Any ideas?
Old 11-10-2012, 10:08 AM   #2
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A couple of thoughts.

If the apps are installed in ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/abc.exe, those gaps in the path will cause a non app start. Double clicking in a file mgr to launch wine for the .exe won't work. It will fail with
 wine ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/abc.exe
wine: cannot find '/home/teckk/.wine/drive_c/Program'
It would have to be
wine "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/abc.exe"
You can make a symlink to it and then launch the link.
ln -s "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/abc.exe" ~/
Then launch the abc.exe in your home dir with wine.

Or a menu item would need to be for example.
 xterm -e wine "~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Common Files/abc.exe"

Last edited by teckk; 11-10-2012 at 10:09 AM.
Old 11-13-2012, 10:59 PM   #3
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I generally use escape codes instead, but I will try quotes and see if that makes a difference


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