[pkg-wine-party] Bug#734252: [wine32] wine32 overrides default wineprefix

Francesco Presel f.presel at alice.it
Sun Jan 5 09:40:59 UTC 2014

Package: wine32
Version: 1.6.1-12
Severity: normal

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Dear maintainer,
I've noticed that currently executing wine on any 32-bit package (or 
running wine32 - it's the same, since wine falls back to wine32) without 
setting the WINEPREFIX variable results in using $home/wine32 as default 
prefix, as determined by the line:

test -z $WINEPREFIX && export WINEPREFIX=$HOME/.wine32

This is in contrast with what the documentation says (and with the 
upstream behaviour):
               If set, the contents of this variable is taken as the 
name of  the  directory
               where  Wine  stores its data (the default is $HOME/.wine).

I also find that using separate prefixes for 32 and 64 bit wine is not 
convenient, because you need to keep any program you use in both 
prefixes installed twice, update it in both profiles, update all 
symlinks to windows drives (D:,...) twice and so on, which can IMO 
easily lead to confusion.
Since 32 bit applications can run flawlessly from a 64 bit profile, I 
would suggest to simply remove that line from /usr/bin/wine32, and 
rather let those who want to keep profiles separated do that on their 
own, since this is the default upstream behaviour.

--- System information. ---
Architecture: amd64
Kernel: Linux 3.11.8-desktop-f

Debian Release: jessie/sid
900 testing ftp.nluug.nl
900 solydxk ftp.nluug.nl
900 solydxk community.solydxk.com
850 testing debian.fastweb.it
800 unstable debian.fastweb.it
750 experimental debian.fastweb.it
500 wheezy linux.dropbox.com
500 home:ksmanis download.opensuse.org
400 testing debian.linuxmint.com
400 debian packages.linuxmint.com

--- Package information. ---
Depends (Version) | Installed
libc6 (>= 2.3.6-6~) |
libwine |
x11-utils |
libwine-gecko-1.4 |

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