[Wine] Individual Wineprefixes

Austin English austinenglish at gmail.com
Tue Jun 23 10:40:57 CDT 2009

On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 8:05 AM, c_andy_man<wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> I know that wine creates a prefix for every user as son as he executes "wine bla.exe". That is $HOME/.wine. But right now i start this prefix with a wine executable, that is in an individual path and a wineprefix, that is in an individual path. That works quite okay. But as with a standard wineinstallation and wineprefix. where you can installe windows-software on Userbasis, i want wine to create a prefix, that has already software installed.
> My actual workaround is that i take one wineprefix i created and overwrite the users wineprefix as soon as he executes a start-script. I think think this is not very elegant.

You can use 'wineboot' to create a prefix without installing software.
The wineprefix changes relatively often, as new dlls are added.
However, with any non-ancient wine version, the prefix is
automatically updated if run by a new wine version, so that shouldn't
be too big of an issue.


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