Reinstall of Wine programs

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Reinstall of Wine programs

Postby Viking64 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:06 am

Do you have to reinstall your Wine programs after every reinstall of Linux Mint?
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Re: Reinstall of Wine programs

Postby nerdtron on Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:53 am

If your home folder is deleted on your reinstall of Mint (i.e. home folder is not on seperate partition). Then you will need to reinstall wine and all your programs.
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Re: How to install with manual partitioning

Postby Viking64 on Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:03 pm

The wine folder is located in home/.wine/c_drive.

Could someone please tell me how to link this? My Linux skills are not good enough to do that yet.
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Re: How to install with manual partitioning

Postby xenopeek on Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:49 am

Assuming you have your data partition mounted at /mnt/disk2, you would do the following (with Wine closed!).

First, move the current c_drive to the data partition:
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mv ~/.wine/c_drive /mnt/disk/

Then, link the c_drive on the data partition back into your .wine directory:
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ln -s /mnt/disk/c_drive ~/.wine/c_drive

But wait. I'm not sure if that will work. What else is in the .wine directory? Will it have the fake registry there? Perhaps therefor you should instead move and link the entire .wine directory. As so:
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mv ~/.wine /mnt/disk/

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ln -s /mnt/disk/.wine ~/.wine
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