[Wine] Patched wine only for one prefix?

James Mckenzie jjmckenzie51 at earthlink.net
Thu Apr 9 11:14:36 CDT 2009

"André H." <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote on April 9th:
>i have a software running with an extremely patched wine, how can i have this patched wine running with the prefix of my software and everything else with my normal wine?
My first answer would be:

cd to the directory of the program requiring patched wine
Then run this line
WINEPREFIX=<path to user wine directory> <location of patched wine>/wine <program name> <options>

This is if you built and installed your patched Wine to a different directory.

If you did not do the above, you should create a new directory with the patched wine in it and place it so that the wine and other Wine programs are not linked into /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin (many Linux distributions place both of these directories in the PATH environment variable.)

If you did the above you should be able to run programs that are in the $HOME/.wine/drive_c/Program\ Files directory structure by issuing the command
wine <program name> in the executible's directory.

I have made the assumption that you know how to install both the patched and unpatched versions and how to link and unlink files from their symbolic links in /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin.  

James McKenzie

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