RE: Wine version info
by Jeff Schmidt on Monday December 3rd 2007, 12:15
Something I forgot to mention previously, which may be important. The very first time that CoHUpdater tried to apply the I-11 patch, I cancelled out of the patch (because I decided I didn't want to wait ten minutes for it to patch right then, and would rather play another game, I think, or something like that). On windows, you can cancel the patch, and then restart it later.
Well, more technically, if you cancel the patch, you probably end up with a corrupt installation which the updater automatically repairs. But, effectively, it just applies the patch when you launch it again. I think what is happening is that for some reason, the 'repair' process is failing when it tries to fix the files.
I might just delete everything but CohUpdater.exe, and let the updater do a fresh installation of I-11.
Btw, I am also using Ubuntu Gutsy (I think that's 7.10 but I don't remember). The only other thing which might be 'non-standard' about my installation of wine is that I moved the drive_c directory to /usr/local/wine_drives/drive_c (I updated the wine config, using the wine configuration utility, to point to the new location, and I did a chown jeff.jeff /usr/local/wine_drives/drive_c so that my unprivileged user account would own the directory.
The reason I did that is that my home directories are stored in a separate, smaller (I think the total size is like 5 or 10 Gig for /home), encrypted partition. I don't need my Windows games encrypted (and the encryption likely introduces some performance penalties, albeit likely small on my computer, since I have a second cpu core that encryption can be offloaded to), and I have a lot more space on the / partition (I think 20 or 30G, don't remember at the moment exactly).