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Problem with spanish paths

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mablanco Sunday 1 June 2008 at 14:20

Hello there. I've been a POL user for a year and I must say this is an impressive software. As this is my first post, I wanted to start congratulating you for the good work.

There's however an issue that I probably happens to many non-english users. When you install a Windows app/game, it usually goes to "C:\Archivos de programa\directory" (the spanish equivalent to "C:\Program Files\directory"). When you try to launch it from POL main screen, it silently fails, while in the console it says this:

Running Safari
Safari: line 4: cd: /home/mablanco/.PlayOnLinux/wineprefix/Safari/drive_c/Program Files/Safari/: No existe el fichero o el directorio
wine: could not load L"C:\\windows\\system32\\Safari.exe": Module not found

I easily solve this by linking "Program Files" to "Archivos de programa", but I have to do it for each and every program I install. I know how to do the linking, but I doubt that the average user even knows its existance. Maybe this could be solved by detecting the language and making that link automatically or maybe by maikng POL look for the "Program Files" directory in several languages.

I'm using Debian Etch with KDE 3.5.9 and Wine 1.0-rc1.

Thanks in advance.
mablanco Sunday 1 June 2008 at 17:21

I've just found out that this topic was reported and discussed in this thread:

Although it was marked as solved, it doesn't work for me yet. I'm running POL 3.0.1, btw.