[Wine] Why is wineprefixcreate deprecated?

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Sat May 24 22:21:37 CDT 2008

On 5/24/08, Bamm <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> In the past, I've always thought that the practice of using wineprefixcreate
> to "update" (as opposed to create) an already existing prefix is a kind of
> workaround for the absence of a "wineprefixupdate". Now that updating is
> automatic, we deprecate wineprefixcreate, and then suggest wineboot to
> create the prefix. We're creating another misnomer.

The problem was that people would not use wineprefixcreate to update
their prefixes when using new wine versions, which led to false bug

> And I mentioned that sometimes we actually need to create a wine prefix, as
> opposed to updating an existing prefix (such as when needing to run the
> installer from within the prefix or needing to add some dlls).
The need to create a new prefix before running an actual program is a
rarity nowadays. In that event, use winecfg/wineboot/notepad/etc.

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