Why does gwibber have files in .wine/dosdevices?

Asked by Martin Gamache on 2009-06-08

Just out of curiosity : Why does gwibber have files in .wine/dosdevices? Is it dos/windows application?

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Dmitriy Geels
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2009-07-22
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2009-07-22
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2009-07-02

What distribution and version of Gwibber are you running. I have Ubuntu Jaunty with Gwibber 1.2.0 without wine installed and do not have this problem. .wine/ does not even exist in my home directory. Knowing what files exactly it has in there would also be useful.

I'm using Jaunty 64 bits with Gwibber 0.8 (from the regular repositories).

I've just installed Jaunty on a different computer (replacing Hardy) and identified when the files are created : they are created when I installed Microsoft Visio 2003 through Wine.

Here is a screenshot of some files found that were created AFTER installing Visio :

http://www.internet.uqam.ca/web/t15900/

Dmitriy Geels (dmig) said : #3

'z:' is symlink. See, what it is pointing at with: ls -ld ~/.wine/dosdevices/z: or in winecfg

Best Dmitriy Geels (dmig) said : #4

'z:' is symlink. See, what it is pointing at with: ls -ld ~/.wine/dosdevices/z: or in winecfg

Thanks Dmitriy

I checked, and yes, z: is a symlink to / .

I should have checked more thoroughly before asking this question...

Thanks Dmitriy Geels, that solved my question.