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Does anyone know how I can go about updating the version of wine that one prefix uses without self-destructing everything in it?

I want to bring it from 1.4 to 1.5.5 - I read on a forum that someone got the microphone working in Rosetta Stone with Ubuntu 12.04 and wine 1.5.5.

Thanks for any guidance on this matter. :)

Update: Issue resolved. Thanks to zuberuber I was able to approach the issue in a different light. :)

I made a new prefix called "test" in PlayOnLinux. I compared the new prefix with the Rosetta prefix. It contained a PlayOnLinux.cfg file along with the reg files. It contained:


I copied this over to the Rosetta prefix and adjusted it:


After doing that, I was able to change it from 1.4.1 to 1.5.0. I confirmed it in the prefix's winecfg's About tab.

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Actually You can't. Wineprefix is variable from wine, therefore You can't update wine within single wineprefix. However You can install multiple versions of wine on Your Ubuntu.

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Thanks for taking the time to clarify! Now let's say I install wine 1.5.5 through PlayOnLinux; How do I make sure the prefix uses it? Or am I missing a concept here? I do that. – Steve Sep 6 '12 at 14:48
I don't know about PlayOnLinux but when You install wine manually from source, You can just /path/to/wine --wineprefix=foobar – zuberuber Sep 6 '12 at 14:55

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