When I try to launch wine it returns following message:

/usr/cyrex/.wine: No such file or directory

My account name is not even cyrex, and I tried to change WINEPREFIX, but it only works temporarary, till I close terminal. Then everything restarts

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    What is your username? Did you change it recently? Did you try to run winecfg? – Eduardo Cola Jan 11 '16 at 17:14
  • As a workaround you could set WINEPREFIX on login. But I do agree with Eduardo, it is more interesting to see why doesn't it work by default for you. Tell also — does echo $WINEPREFIX returns anything (before you set it)? – Hi-Angel Jan 11 '16 at 23:27

It will be better if you install the latest version of wine using these commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install -y wine1.7

I don't think there should be any error if you try to open wine now.Check it out though.

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  • May I know why my post was downvoted? – john400 Jan 12 '16 at 4:40
  • I didn't do it, but I guess that was because the problem have nothing to do with Wine version. And btw, wine1.7 isn't the latest, it is wine-1.9 atm. I think it is better to do apt-get install wine — without the version, to get the latest. – Hi-Angel Jan 12 '16 at 15:27
  • Yeah,actually I was just giving an alternative that if wine is not working correctly why not reinstall it.And thanks for the info..@Hi-Angel – john400 Jan 12 '16 at 18:43

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