Wine uninstallation problem

Asked by Justin White on 2008-09-21

Okay, I have wine installed. I installed Notepad++, Safari, and iMesh on it. I finally got Notepad ++ to uninstall. iMesh isn't in the uninstallation list anymore, but Safari and Apple Updater is. I cannot get any of them to uninstall. Imesh still remains under Applications->Wine->Programs->Imesh.

I have tried to remove wine altogether by using:
sudo apt-get remove wine, sudo apt-get autoremove wine, sudo apt-get remove --purge wine, all have failed.

Can somebody PLEASE help me remove the unwanted Wine software, then Wine altogether.

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Please tell the error you get when you type:

sudo apt-get --purge remove wine

Thank you

Justin White (justinwhite) said : #2

I get no "error," it just doesn't uninstall Wine.

Here's the entire output:
justin@justin-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get --purge remove wine
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  winbind libaudio2
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
After this operation, 55.0MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? y
(Reading database ... 125263 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing wine ...
Purging configuration files for wine ...
Processing triggers for libc6 ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place

It's really beginning to make me mad.

Eh, if see this output correctly it just removed (purged) wine just as you requested...
Can you please give more information about how/what is not being removed?

Justin White (justinwhite) said : #4

In the "Applications" menu, the "Wine" folder, I guess you would call it, is still there...

Ah, this is correct. The application wine is removed, but not your local wine installation.
If you want to remove your local wine installation remove .wine (it is hidden) from your home directory and if you also want to remove the application shortcuts (in the "Applications" menu) remove the directory .local/share/applications/wine from your home directory (also a hidden directory).

Justin White (justinwhite) said : #6

Thanks, so much! I really appreciate it!

Justin White (justinwhite) said : #7

Thanks Maarten Fonville, that solved my question.