[Bug 17652] New: Suggest to remove .wine from time to time

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Sun Mar 8 13:06:21 CDT 2009


           Summary: Suggest to remove .wine from time to time
           Product: Wine
           Version: 1.1.16
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: Linux
            Status: UNCONFIRMED
          Severity: trivial
          Priority: P3
         Component: documentation
        AssignedTo: wine-bugs at winehq.org
        ReportedBy: sbastig at gmx.net

Hi Dev Team,

I would like to mention that sometimes it can really help to remove the .wine
folder and just do a fresh install. I just spent around half an hour to install
Office 2003 Professional and it just wouldnt work. Afterwards I just did an:

rm -rf ~/.wine
aptitude remove wine
(Then I removed the complete Menu Structure of Wine in the Gnome menu)
aptitude install wine
Afterwards I reinstalled my Programs including Office and it just worked.

Btw. If you try to do this remember to write down the configurations for those
programs that wont place start menu entries automatically.

Maybe the Website Team should include a note like this in each release
announcement for the unstable (1.1.x versions). I beliebe this could save a lot
of users some trouble.


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