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Watchtower library 2007 won't run Ubuntu 8.04

Asked by Greig Dudeney on 2008-06-27

I can't seem to get the Watchtower library 2007 to run on Ubuntu 8.04. I have installed the latest version of wine rc1 and have tried the instructions from several websites but still have no success. When I click on Applications >Wine>Watchtower Library 2007>Watchtower Library 2007 the program appears as if it is going to start but then nothing happens. Any suggestions.

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Greig Dudeney
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2008-06-29
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2008-06-27
Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) said : #1

Hmm, according to appdb.winehq.org the app should run.
Could you try running the application from a terminal? If you could, please paste the output here.

Greig Dudeney (gmasterdude) said : #2

Thanks for your help jonathan but another user from the http://mr.mepis.googlepages.com/ website suggest to remove Wine - completely using the following commands and then reinstall it and it worked. I have included the method he recommended so others reading this can use it.

sudo apt-get remove wine --purge

then remove the wine folder (this following command WILL REMOVE YOUR HIDDEN WINE FOLDER without any remorse or feedback)

sudo rm -rf ~/.wine

 next reinstall wine from the repositories, then the WTLIB.

Dan Kegel (dank) said : #3

Usually one doesn't need to uninstall and reinstall wine,
and usually one does not need to use sudo to remove the ~/.wine
directory. So the first thing to try is simply:

remove the wine folder (this following command WILL REMOVE YOUR HIDDEN WINE FOLDER without any remorse or feedback)

rm -rf ~/.wine

then reinstall your windows app.

You need sudo to remove ~/.wine *only* if you have been naughty
and have been using sudo to run wine apps. Don't do that.