This is my first post in that category of posts that are tips that you write for yourself, like if you were saving a message in a bottle in the hope that you will find it again when you need.
If by any reason you want to run IE6 on your Wine 1.4 you can use ies4linux. It’ll probably tell you that there is something wrong with wineprefixcreate, but you can fix that by using wineboot to create the prefix. Just edit create_wine_prefix in ies4linux/lib/functions.sh to use wineboot instead of wineprefixcreate.
If you are wondering why that is necessary: wineprefixcreate was deprecated .
Well, at least it worked for me.