[Mono-devel-list] Re: [Gtk-sharp-list] kernel support.

Dag Wieers dag at wieers.com
Wed Jun 18 05:29:34 EDT 2003

On 18 Jun 2003, Carlos [ISO-8859-1] Perelló Marín wrote:

> El mar, 17-06-2003 a las 23:46, Dag Wieers escribió:
> > Ok, now try to convince Red Hat, SuSE, TurboLinux, Mandrake, Lindows to 
> > fix their packages and release updates to their wine package now. 
> > 
> > And I'm sure you can overwrite what other packages do, but that's not a 
> > real clean solution and you may not have control what an upgrade will do.
> > 
> I think that the solution does not change wine files, as you can read
> with the attached file, it's only a modification inside binfmt-support

I didn't say it changes wine files.

Ok. Red Hat uses sysv files currently to make sure wine is started when a 
Windows binary is run. How would you add your wrapper to binfmt_misc ? As 
a sysv-script ? Would your script undo what the wine-package does ? Make 
sure it does work after an upgrade of a wine package ? If you have 
multiple entries, it's undetermined what exactly happens afaik (I've seen 
strange things here, while testing)

> > "It works" doesn't necessarily make it the best solution. A shell wrapper 
> > works too.
> It works for all .net executables and the user does not need to know
> that she needs a wrapper to execute a mono program.

That's not why I said that. The user doesn't know it's starting a 
shell-wrapper either, so it's transparant to the user and works on _all_ 
systems, not only those that have shipped the binary wrapper.

BTW I made that comment because "a shell wrapper works too" but is 
clearly not a prefered solution either. It would be a temporary solution 
that works everywhere.

> I think it's the best option :-P

I think a binfmt_exe kernel module would be the best option. Transparant, 
can't be undone by binfmt_misc, and works just the same way as other files 
are made to work that can't take advantage of binfmt_misc.

Of course, it hasn't been written yet.

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