This version is small update since the last 3.0.xx version:
- fixed: Backup Manager displays wrong date for newly created backups;
- fixed: HostsMan and HostsServer show two taskbar buttons for each main window under Windows 9x;
- fixed: a small window is visible behind taskbar in Windows Vista;
- fixed: fails to create exclusion.dat file;
- fixed: HostsServer might give an error message on Windows shutdown under certain conditions.
All the other changes can be read here:
What does not
The reading of the hostsfile. The program crashes for some reason if the ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts exists! . Without it you can't do anything, and without it the program crashes.
What was not tested
The installer. I used the .zip version.
It ends with: fixme:process:IsWow64Process (0xffffffff 0x33fccc) stub! wine client error:9: partial write 16384
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Current||Fedora Rawhide||Oct 27 2007||0.9.47.||N/A||Yes||Garbage||Ronald|
|Show||Fedora 7||Aug 26 2007||0.9.43.||Yes||Yes||Gold||Ronald|
The installation is done as followed:
1a: Download the .exe installer here
1b: Or if the installer does not work, grab the .zip with the program files here
Starting the hostsman you will notice that everything is greyed out. This means:
- The hostsfile does not excist
- The hostsfile is not accessible
In our case, we need to create a new hostsfile:
2. cd ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/drivers/
3. mkdir etc
4. cp /etc/hosts . # The location of your hostfile may be different!
The program should work. But it won't directly update the hostsfile of your machine. You can do this, but it creates a security risk:
ln -s /home/(user)/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/drivers/etc/hosts /etc/hosts
Hostsman now directly edits the hostsfile of the system. A fix for the security breach would be running hostsman under wine started by root.
You start hostsman and the hostserver with the command:
In case you want to start the program during boot :)