To remove Bibleworks in Ubuntu

Asked by Piet van der Lugt on 2009-02-09

I installed in Ub. 8.10 via Wine Bibleworks. When opening the programm some fonts are corrupted and I cannot change it. I installed Wine-Door afterwards and installed fonts available but no change in Bibleworks. I can modify and repair BW but it is not possible to remove. The OS freezes and only restart gives solution. I suppose I took the wrong order with installing BW and therefore I want to remove and install again. How can I remove it? Can I remove drive C: in Wine and will BW be removed than or is there another solution?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Piet van der Lugt

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Steve Dodier-Lazaro
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Tom (tom6) said : #1

I think there is a better answer. A few better answers in fact :) Firstly has the Wine website got any pointers on how to uninstall packages in Wine?
http://winehq.org/

Perhaps just reinstalling BW would fix the problem, without uninstalling it first. I have flagged this problem up for the Wine help-desk so hopefully you'll start getting some answers from them a bit later.

In the meantime the main thing is to get some sort of Bible tool working i guess so i would recommend going up to the top taskbar and click on

System - Administration - Synaptic Package Manager

it'll ask for your user password, not your SuperUser/Root one. Use either search tool to look for "bible" or try something similar and you should find a number of native linux equivalent Bible-study and similar packages. Native linux equivalents are usually much better at running in linux than Windows programs trying to cope with Wine.

Also worth considering is hunting for the version of Ubuntu that was adapted by christians for christians. Ubuntu Christian Edition has a DistroWatch page at
http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=ubuntuce
Note there is also a Moslem edition, presumably also in DistroWatch although i'm not sure. I'm also not sure if either is a full Ubuntu install but if it is then go through the motions of installing it until you reach the Partitioning stage and then go for the"Manual Partitioning" option and make sure that all partitions have the "Format Partition?" option UNticked so that none of your partitions get wiped. Personally i would backup my entire "/home" folder before trying that as it's easy to get it wrong.

Good luck with any of these options you look into
Regards from
Tom :)

Best Steve Dodier-Lazaro (sidi) said : #2

Hello Piet van der Lugt,

If you have no other software installed with Wine then you can remove the .wine folder directly, it'll be created again the next time you install a piece of software via Wine.

You should also consider the use of Wine prefixes when you're having trouble installing an app. You can create a prefix in which you install and try it, and if you wanna install it again, you can do it in another prefix (and remove the prefixes as you wish). This avoids affecting other wine apps when something goes wrong.

See : http://wiki.jswindle.com/index.php/Wine_Prefixes

Dear Tom,

Thanks for your advice. I deleted the wine folder and installed Bibleworks again after installing Wine Doors and putting Wine in the XP mode and BW works fine.
Thanks again, I am very happy.

Tom (tom6) said : #4

Brilliant, nicely done. Congrats :)
Regards from
Tom :)

Steve Dodier-Lazaro (sidi) said : #5

Hello Piet,

I highly recommand you to use winetricks instead of winedoors for modifying wine in the future. Winetricks is maintained by Dan Kegel, while winedoors is not maintained and may cause trouble with future versions of Wine.

Also, note that you can't report a bug / get support on winehq.com if you use winedoors, while you can with the most common uses of winetricks.

For changing the version of Windows for a particular application, you can also use "winecfg" (Applications -> Wine -> Wine Settings).

SD.

Dear Steve,

Thanks for your advice. BW works now proparly.

Best regards,

Piet

Op woensdag 11-02-2009 om 13:49 uur [tijdzone +0000], schreef Steve
Dodier:
> Your question #60393 on wine in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wine/+question/60393
>
> Steve Dodier posted a new comment:
> Hello Piet,
>
> I highly recommand you to use winetricks instead of winedoors for
> modifying wine in the future. Winetricks is maintained by Dan Kegel,
> while winedoors is not maintained and may cause trouble with future
> versions of Wine.
>
> Also, note that you can't report a bug / get support on winehq.com if
> you use winedoors, while you can with the most common uses of
> winetricks.
>
> For changing the version of Windows for a particular application, you
> can also use "winecfg" (Applications -> Wine -> Wine Settings).
>
> SD.
>