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changw wineprefix position

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Orka Borka Friday 8 February 2008 at 14:47
Orka BorkaAnonymous

Right now PlayOnLinux keeps installing everything on $HOME/.PlayOnlinux/$WINEPREFIX ,where $WINEPREFIX is the name given during the installation.

It would be nice to have the ability to specify the folder where the user wants the application to be installed ( eg: /usr/local/games or /opt/PlayOnLinux) instead of just giving his wineprefix name .

It could be useful for people with home being on a smaller partition / with too little space on it.

right now it's only possible by moving the actual folder and by hand editing the script the application uses to run.
Quentin PÂRIS Friday 8 February 2008 at 17:23
Quentin PÂRISAnonymous

You need privilage on computer to do that. And PlayOnLinux will NEVER ask you to give root password.
Orka Borka Friday 8 February 2008 at 19:31
Orka BorkaAnonymous

well of course, /opt and /usr where only an example. I mean, it could even be an external usb drive , LAN drive o whatever is mounted under /media.

it could only be a form asking "where do you want to store this game?"
bain Thursday 27 March 2008 at 11:55

POL is running as a local use application and as such will install the game for the local user in his home directory. this is the correct behavior as POL is a user application not a server/service.

However. Allowing you to install anywhere on your home directoy would be nice. I personally prefer to have my games all in $HOME/Games, so a "option" to change this "could" be worthwhile ...
Orka Borka Sunday 27 April 2008 at 13:46
Orka BorkaAnonymous

well , working from outside PlayonLinux, you could just "ln -s .Playonlinux Games" and get what you desire.

Even my suggestion is a moot point, because i've solved by moving the .playonlinux folder on /media/usbdrive and then "ln -s /media/usbdrive/.playonlinux ~/.playonlinux"
Quentin PÂRIS Thursday 1 May 2008 at 14:38
Quentin PÂRISAnonymous

It is impossible. Wine can run only on ext3
Ghostofkendo Friday 2 May 2008 at 2:24

It is impossible. Wine can run only on ext3

Quote from Tinou

More precisely, it can run only on Linux partitions (my partitions are xfs ones and Wine works )