[Wine]Re: correctly uninstalling/reinstalling wine?
dclark at akamail.com
Tue Jan 11 10:48:03 CST 2005
Angela Burrell wrote:
> Hi list,
> Every time before I post a problem or question, I try to upgrade my wine to
> 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 the
> 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 must
> be a mess. Alas my applications Dreamweaver and Fireworks still are not
If you stick with always using packages from the same source, or always
compiling, then there really is no reason to be concerned. Yes, you may
end up with a few stray files, but it is mostly just a small amount of
wasted disk space.
If you switch from, say, a packaged version of Wine to compiling from
source, then definitely uninstall the old version first.
For what it is worth, I have been compiling and installing Wine from
source (CVS) frequently for almost 5 years, and have never uninstalled
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