[pkg-wine-party] Bug#760509: Bug#760509: wine: Wine : Office 2010 no longer installs usably.

Emmanuel Charpentier emm.charpentier at free.fr
Tue Sep 23 19:21:39 UTC 2014

One more, very interesting, datapoint !

wine .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\ Office/Office14/WINWORD.EXE
==> "prepares installation", asks for reboot, fails if reboot

env WINEPREFIX="/home/charpent/.wine" wine C:\\windows\\command\
\start.exe /Unix /home/charpent/.wine/dosdevices/c:/users/charpent/Start
\ Menu/Programs/Microsoft\ Office/Microsoft\ Word\ 2010.lnk
==> starts right away, no dialog, no asking for reboot.

Looking at the online help for start.exe says :
/unix         Utiliser un chemin Unix et lancer le fichier comme windows
[ use a unix path and lauch the file like Windows Explorer ]

Aha : Launching the *shortcut* seems to involve a library that is not
found when launching the .exe directly.

So I tried :
wine start /unix .wine/drive_c/Program\ Files/Microsoft\
==> starts right away, no question, no dialog box.

Could some kind soul care to explain why "start" makes a difference ? In
other words, what means "launch the file like Windows Explorer" ?

Bonus question : should this be forwarded to the Bugzilla report
(reopened for the circumstance) ?

Super-bonus question : should this be regarded as a bug ?

Sincerely yours,

					Emmanuel Charpentier

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