[Wine] I dun goofed...

JoeTurte wineforum-user at winehq.org
Tue Oct 4 16:48:09 CDT 2011

So. I was having problems with WineTricks, and after fudging around with settings and whatnot, re-downloading it, trying to run it from the Terminal...I decided to uninstall both Wine and WineTricks. So I opened up the "Ubuntu Software Center", found both wine and winetricks and hit "remove".

To my disappointment, it didn't actually remove it. (It seemed to "re-install' more than it did "remove"). After trying this again, I went into the Synaptic Package Manager, searched for wine and hit "Complete Removal". That did seem to work...but I noticed that there was still a ".wine" folder in my home folder. Seeing as I didn't need it anymore, I deleted it. 

Now, I try to reinstall wine...which I can do...but nothing happens. When I open wine from the "Applications" menu...nothing runs. Nothing associated to wine runs. And all the programs that I deleted from the ".wine" folder still show up. (But I get an error message saying it can't  be found or something...). 

All I want right now is to have a clean re-install of the Wine software. Apparently after the "complete removal" some data was still left behind. (All the program names and their "would be" locations are an example). Except, I don't think this can be done automatically using the Synaptic Package Manager...so I'm assuming manual uninstall-ation is required. 

I'm using Ubuntu 11.04. And would like to install the latest stable version of Wine without any problems. I previously had the unstable beta version. If you need more information, do not hesitate to ask. (whether it be a clarification of what I said or want, or more system information). 


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