[Wine]correctly uninstalling/reinstalling wine?

Angela Burrell angela at jobsearchnetwork.ca
Tue Jan 11 10:32:31 CST 2005

Hi Scott,

Thanks for your reply. I have some more questions.

1. "Uninstall packaged versions first."
   Perhaps this could be expanded for new users in your documentation (as
I'm sure you have thought of this). To find out if I still had the packaged
version installed (I don't remember if I uninstalled it, this was months
ago) I ran this command "rpm -qa | grep wine" is that correct? Then to
uninstall it if it is there, it's "rpm ..." what? Thanks.

2. by "doing make uninstall" do you literally mean to type "make uninstall"
inside the wine directory? Thanks again.


-----Original Message-----
From: Scott Ritchie [mailto:scott at open-vote.org]
Sent: January 11, 2005 11:27 AM
To: Angela Burrell
Cc: wine-users at winehq.org
Subject: Re: [Wine]correctly uninstalling/reinstalling wine?

On Tue, 2005-01-11 at 10:57 -0500, Angela Burrell wrote:
> Hi list,
> Every time before I post a problem or question, I try to upgrade my wine
> the latest version (as I was told to do at the beginning).
> Well I'm going on to my 5th or 6th new version of wine. As an experienced
> Windows user (and a fairly new, but OK Linux user) I am concerned about
> effect on my computer of simply installing wine after wine after wine. I
> seem to recall copying files all over the place and I'm sure by now it
> be a mess. Alas my applications Dreamweaver and Fireworks still are not
> working.
> I have installed 1 Mandrake RPM version, all the rest from source tar.gz
> files. I have Mandrake 9.1 (2.4.22).
> Can someone please outline for me the CORRECT way of cleanly uninstalling
> one version of Wine before installing the next version? I'm pretty good at
> the command line but don't know everything yet.
> Thank you.
> -AB
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You're right, this is a bit complex at the moment.  I'll be updating the
documentation on it.

Anyway I can summarize it here as "Uninstall packaged versions first,
then uninstall source versions by going into the source directory and
doing make uninstall"

If you're going from old versions, you'll probably want a new config
file as well.  Back up the old one (or if you don't care about the fake
windows drive, nuke ~/.wine entirely) and then follow the current
instructions for new users, which at this point is to run winetools.
This will soon be handled more automatically via the winecfg program,
but in the meantime it doesn't hurt to use winetools.

Scott Ritchie

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