[Techtalk] "Unable to create the file" WINE problem

Dominik Schramm dominik.schramm at gmxpro.net
Fri Oct 17 12:59:11 EST 2003

Hi all,

TechChiq wrote:

>I'm trying to get Paint Shop Pro 8 working in WINE 20030911 version for
>i386 - and I used the RPM. Wine does work fine (no rhyme intended ;) and I
>can use some other programs in it just fine. But PSP 8 is a bit of a
>stickler to try and get going.
>What I'm getting is, every time the program finishes completing a plugin
>filter or effect, a message would come up saying "Unable to create the
>file." - now I posted at forums.jasc.com in the General forums (newsreader:
>forums.jasc.com as well) in the General category and hope that Jasc would
>entertain an idea of what file PSP might be trying to write and where, so I
>can at least figure if I need to set permissions or what.
You could do an strace on the wine process (as root):

# strace -f -eopen -u*yourusername* wine psp8

where "wine psp8" is the command that starts wine with photoshop.
(-f means trace child processes as well)

this filters out everything but the "open" calls.

A file creation which is denied would show up as something like:
open("/some/path/some/file", O_CREAT) = -1 EACCES (Permission denied)

hope that helps

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