[Wine] Segmentation Fault

James McKenzie jjmckenzie51 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 2 13:12:55 CDT 2011

On Mon, Aug 1, 2011 at 8:33 PM, ischou <wineforum-user at winehq.org> wrote:
> Also, keep in mind that when you upgrade your version of wine and use the same WINEPREFIX to run your program, wine
> will update your WINEPREFIX, and you cannot simply downgrade wine to run from the same WINEPREFIX.

Not so fast.  I do this repeatedly.  Wine will 'update' data in your
Wine Prefix if it discovers that a newer installation is present or an
older one.

> You will need to create a new wineprefix using the older wine and and reinstall your program.

This is recommended ONLY if the program that 'used to run' does not
anymore.  Sometimes this will 'correct' the problem, sometimes not.

> If your program runs correctly in a current version of wine but are unsure whether a new version of wine will adversely affect a
> program that is important to you, you can copy your WINEPREFIX and try out your program from your new WINEPREFIX.  If
> everything is fine, you can delete the old one.

You can also hold onto it as a 'known good' archive in case you do
something and the program breaks.

It is recommended, for now, that you install one program in its own
Wine Prefix.  This is in case your new program does not work and
requires 'tweaks' that might break other program functioning.


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