help using winetricks
I have used `protontricks` successfully a few times, but I seem to be having a lot of trouble with winetricks itself.

I always get
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warning: Your version of wine  is no longer supported upstream. You should upgrade to 5.x
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Now, this is
◖▮~▮◗ winetricks --version
20210206-next - sha256sum: 0769bbcdbd92c407f4eacaa85acc1339f607dbeafe2febd1be0912034c7af3a1

and everything on my system is for 7.0 by now, so maybe it's out of date... but I was surprised to see that both the AUR versions and the one on the regular manjaro repos are this 20210206 version.

Winetricks is a big pain to install outside of a package manager, as it has a makefile and install untracked scripts into your system.

Any advice here? Am I just using an out of date version or am I missing something else?
whizse 18 Jan
Quoting: ExpandingManWinetricks is a big pain to install outside of a package manager, as it has a makefile and install untracked scripts into your system.
Weird.

I usually just "wget https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Winetricks/winetricks/master/src/winetricks"; and "bash winetricks whatever" for the rare occasions when I use it.
Yeah... I looked at their makefile looks like they are just using it to install a `.desktop`, an icon and some other superfluous crap.

Looks like the reason it wasn't working was because I didn't provide the absolute path to the `WINEPREFIX` variable (also wierd that has to be a variable and can't be an argument).

Yikes, also looks like everything that winetricks can install is just written there in line in that 20 k line bash script...

Wow, sometimes wine very much reproduces the experience of using windows
dvd 18 Jan
Don't install wine with package manager/root privileges. Take a look at this for example:
https://github.com/Kron4ek/Conty
Using this you will still get .wine and some nuisances like that but you can just pull down arbitrary wine versions without compilation and installation.
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