[Wine] Can someone help me write an update-binfmts script for binfmt-support?
scott at open-vote.org
Wed Apr 4 09:42:53 BST 2007
Right now, we get this annoying error message when double clicking
an .exe with Wine installed:
MIME suport for .exe's was removed, under the theory that binfmt-support
can be configured to run them. See, eg, this bug:
>From reading the report, it seems like the proper solution is to have
binfmt-misc support rather than MIME types for executables. The trouble
is, this is currently broken, and I really am not sure how to use it.
I'm a bit worried about doing it wrong too. Update-binfmts looks like a
very easy way to break a lot of things if not set perfectly right, and
I'm not sure if we want all .exe files to always open with Wine -
folding at home for linux, for example, has an ELF binary with a ".exe"
extension in its name. There's an entire man page for update-binfmts,
but what I'd really like to see is an example.
So, can someone point me to a package that uses this script already?
Moreover, can someone tell me how to tell a "true" exe file that needs
to be opened with Wine? We can't leave this annoying error the way it
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