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.


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.

  • 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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