Wine was partially uninstalled. Now I can reinstall it or totally remove it. Always package fails to install.

Asked by Obide

Binary package hint: wine1.2

I installed Wine right after I installed Ubuntu 9.10 after trying it I didn't like it and I am trying to clean my machine but can't. I removed the folder .wine manually but still menu is there. I am trying to reinstall it again now to be able to remove it gracefully but installation fails. A "package installation failed" message is generated everytime I try. I need your help.

ProblemType: Package
Architecture: i386
Date: Tue Mar 2 11:58:32 2010
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
ErrorMessage: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 255
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 9.10 "Karmic Koala" - Release i386 (20091028.5)
Package: wine1.2 1.1.31-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-19.56-generic-pae
SourcePackage: wine1.2
Title: package wine1.2 1.1.31-0ubuntu3 failed to install/upgrade: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 255
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-19-generic-pae i686

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Obide (xyzperson) said :
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Mitch Towner (kermiac) said :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see

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Mitch Towner (kermiac) said :

Hi. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing this issue. Hopefully the following will help to rectify the situation for you.
Please try to uninstall the following packages individually (one at a time) as allowed:

This can be done either by selecting these packages in Synaptic Package Manager & selecting "Mark for complete removal" or by performing the following commands from a terminal window (Applications --> Accessories --> Terminal).
sudo apt-get remove --purge wine
sudo apt-get remove --purge wine-gecko
sudo apt-get remove --purge wine1.2
sudo apt-get remove --purge wine1.2-gecko

Hope this helps to resolve your issue :)
Kind Regards,
Mitch Towner.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

after the above command can you give the output of:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get upgrade


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Obide (xyzperson) said :

sudo apt-get update:
[INFO - 02.Mar.10 21:48:19]: Heartbeat URL:
Hit karmic Release.gpg
Ign karmic/main Translation-en_US
Get:1 stable Release.gpg [189B]
Hit karmic-security Release.gpg
Ign karmic-security/main Translation-en_US
Ign karmic/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign karmic/universe Translation-en_US
Ign karmic/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit karmic-updates Release.gpg
Ign karmic-updates/main Translation-en_US
Ign karmic-updates/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign karmic-updates/universe Translation-en_US
Ign karmic-updates/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit karmic Release
Get:2 safe Release.gpg [197B]
Ign safe/ibm-core Translation-en_US
Ign karmic-security/restricted Translation-en_US
Ign karmic-security/universe Translation-en_US
Ign karmic-security/multiverse Translation-en_US
Hit karmic-security Release
Hit karmic-updates Release
Ign safe/karmic Translation-en_US
Get:3 safe Release [56.0kB]
Ign safe Release
Hit karmic/main Packages
Hit karmic/restricted Packages
Hit karmic/main Sources
Hit karmic/restricted Sources
Hit karmic/universe Packages
Hit karmic-security/main Packages
Hit karmic/universe Sources
Hit karmic/multiverse Packages
Hit karmic/multiverse Sources
Hit safe/ibm-core Packages
Hit karmic-updates/main Packages
Hit karmic-updates/restricted Packages
Hit karmic-updates/main Sources
Hit karmic-updates/restricted Sources
Hit karmic-updates/universe Packages
Hit karmic-security/restricted Packages
Hit karmic-security/main Sources
Hit karmic-security/restricted Sources
Hit karmic-security/universe Packages
Hit karmic-updates/universe Sources
Hit karmic-updates/multiverse Packages
Hit safe/karmic Packages
Hit karmic-security/universe Sources
Hit karmic-security/multiverse Packages
Hit karmic-security/multiverse Sources
Hit karmic-updates/multiverse Sources

sudo apt-get upgrade:
Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :

Looks great, all is square and your packages are solid.

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