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sibare
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nativ DLL

Post by sibare » Mon Apr 27, 2020 4:12 am

Hello,

It is said, that sometimes it is necessary to copy a windows original DLL-file to "~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32" and then set it to "native" in winecfg.

I have now done the following:
MS Office word 2003 installed. At
https://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager. ... n&iId=2735
I found this: "To get the thesaurus to work, set riched20.dll to (native) in winecfg."

I did that and then thesaurus worked in Word. But I'm totally confused now. I thought you first had to copy the original riched20.dll from windows to ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32 for this to work. But I didn't do that and so I expected that it would not work. How can it use the nativ dll, when it does not have it?

My question is: Why does it work now nevertheless?

Thank you.

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Re: nativ DLL

Post by Gcenx » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:01 am

Just read what’s wrote again, it’s explained that the install provides its own version of riched20.dll wine to needs to know to use that over its own version.

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Re: nativ DLL

Post by sibare » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:22 am

You are right. I read the appdb notes again and it is said there:
"Office 2003 installs its own version of richedit in a private directory, ... "
Thank you.

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