I usually use PlayOnLinux to manage my WINE versions via the interface, however, I would like to change my "system" WINE version (the version that loads when I double-click a file) so that I can just double-click on files to run them in the latest version of WINE even if they're the same "wineprefix". I have read the answer to this question but the versions in that repository only go up to version 1.8.
I would like the ability to make my system version of WINE 2.3 and keep it updated to the latest version automatically, so I don't want to manually compile or download packages all the time.
Also, if possible, I would like my system version to be a 32-bit one, and to instead use PlayOnLinux if I need a 64-bit wineprefix.
I am running Xubuntu 16.04 LTS 64-bit.
EDIT: I thought I'd include a list of commands to wipe & update Wine (EDIT 2: updated for 18.04, EDIT 3: Updated again for Ubuntu 18.04 in 2019):
# Remove old Wine rm -Rf ~/.wine sudo apt purge -y wine* # Add key and repo sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key sudo apt-key add winehq.key sudo add-apt-repository -y 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main' sudo add-apt-repository -y 'ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport' rm -f winehq.key # Install sudo apt update sudo apt full-upgrade -y sudo apt install -y winehq-devel playonlinux # This is optional, but some programs need it. sudo sed -i -e 's/scope = 1/scope = 0/g' /etc/sysctl.d/10-ptrace.conf # Did it work? wine --version
Thanks to everyone who answered. This doesn't include changing Winearch, see below for that.