Updating Crossover on a Linux machine

Updating Crossover on a Linux machine

To update a root install of Crossover (i.e. an installation with the .rpm or .deb package), it’s easiest to use the appropriate command-line package management tool for your distro. Not all graphical package utilities will successfully update Crossover installations, though the Ubuntu Software center and the Gdebi package manager should be able to upgrade existing .deb/.rpm installations successfully, provided that the versions are contiguous (i.e. you’re not updating from Crossover 10.0.0 to 11.3.1 – in such a case, remove the older version prior to installing the new).

To update Crossover via terminal commands:

Update using “rpm”: (SuSE, Fedora, RHEL, CentOS, Mandriva, PCLinuxOS, etc.)

Update using “yum”: (Fedora, RHEL, CentOS)

On RHEL and CentOS you may need to use the “–nogpg” flag with the “yum install” command – on current Fedora releases this is not necessary

Update using “dpkg”: (Ubuntu, Debian, Mint, etc)

To update a single user install of Crossover (i.e. an installation with the “generic” installer, which is .bin with Crossover 10, and .sh in earlier versions), simply run the installer file and it will over-write the current installation of Crossover:


If you had an old installation of Crossover Games on your system, the new installation of Crossover XI and XII will give you the option to migrate your Games bottles:

If you find that your bottles are behaving strangely after removing Crossover 10.2 and installing Crossover XI or XII – the “Applications” and “Control Panel” tabs are empty, for example – please re-boot your machine.

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