How do you completely remove wine and start over?

Joachim von Thadden thadden at
Mon Mar 15 03:26:42 CST 2004

Am Don, Feb 19, 2004 at 12:20:12 -0600 schrieb Wayne Dahl:
> On Thu, 2004-02-19 at 01:58, Joachim von Thadden wrote:
> this box.  Your instructions were MUCH more helpful.


> > If it is like this, do rpm -e <last-version> (20040212) and the rpm -e
> > <existing-version> (20040121). If there were any other versions, delete
> > them also. Then (after some errors) all versions should be deleted from
> > your system. If you now delete the .wine directory of your user you have
> > a clean system. Now install the version of wine you really want. I
> > recommend the 20031212 build.
> Ok, after doing the above, I still cannot locate tools/wineinstall.  Is
> it not installed or necessary with the rpms?  It's been so long since I
> first installed on this machine, I may have installed from a tarball
> before instead of an rpm, but I can't remember.

Hmmm, I don't know what wineinstall is for, so I can not help here. I
don't have it either.

> Thanks for your help Joachim.  I'll probably be sending more requests
> for help in the future...and here's a question that I've had for a
> while.  I have a native Win98 partition on this box (was a Win98 box
> before I installed Linux on it) on /mnt/hda1, but have had little luck
> running applications already installed there using the native
> environment.  About the only app I've got running is mIRC, the IRC
> client.  Applications that use say, Internet Explorer, and make calls to
> it, will they work with wine?  I'm thinking of something like
> Intellicasts desktop weather display...if you click on the map on the
> front of their display, it calls IE to pull up the weather map.  I
> couldn't really care less about using it, but I can't get my wife to
> stop...if I could get this stuff working for her in Linux, she'd have no
> reason to boot up the Win98 box.

This question can not be answered generally. I would say you should
try to install the IE6 with the instructions on Frank's Corner (take
variant three) and try to run you app. natively. Anyway, yes, the IE6 is
runnable native under wine with linux. But plugins sometimes do not
work. You have to try.

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