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Old 01-23-2016, 09:57 AM   #1
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reinstalling Wine


Some time ago I installed Wine, and used it to install Firefox for Windows.

If I remove Wine and then reinstall itóboth to have the latest version, and because I suspect I have a fair amount of clutter resulting from installing plug-ins,etcówill everything that Wine installed be removed at the same time? Or is there some command I should run first, to remove orphan files that might conflict with the reinstallation?

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Old 01-23-2016, 01:54 PM   #2
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just like MS windows if the ~./wine folder is there

then the settings and things are there


but to get the current wine for your OS
JUST RUN A UPDATE

updates will install the current updates

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Old 01-24-2016, 09:58 AM   #3
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I just have to know, why would you install firefox in wine when you can use the native linux version of firefox?

John is right. Removing wine doesn't remove any of the software you installed through it. It's all in ~/.wine still.

Have you tried 'wine uninstaller'?
 
Old 01-26-2016, 04:19 PM   #4
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The last post makes it sound as if I can remove Wine, and that the software I had installed with Wine would keep running happily. This seems counter-intuitive: I would think removing Wine would remove the .wine folder, and for that matter, the Wine entry in the Start Menu. Despite my doubts, I may wind up doing this, just to see what happensjust not yet.

Deciding to install Firefox for Windows was a roundabout way (that has occasionally worked!) of trying to persuade Adobe Shockwave Player to play on a Linux distribution. Originally I wanted Adobe Shockwave to be able to open the older archives of the Platinum Grit webcomicnow it is more simply the annoyance of having met something I cannot do on Linux. If anyone knows of a browser native to Linux that will do this, by all means, tell me and spare me this futile pilgrimage.

In the meantime I will chew this over, and then start fiddling with it again.
 
Old 01-27-2016, 12:05 AM   #5
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have you used chromium
it is in the debain/ubuntu/fedora/slack/mint/all repos

the google flash works when the old linux adobe "11.2 r202" dose not
 
Old 01-27-2016, 01:24 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by Brant View Post
The last post makes it sound as if I can remove Wine, and that the software I had installed with Wine would keep running happily. This seems counter-intuitive: I would think removing Wine would remove the .wine folder, and for that matter, the Wine entry in the Start Menu.
no, and no.
removing wine removes the wine program, that allows you to run windows programs under linux.
it will not remove windows programs you installed via wine.
they are just files under ~/.wine, and the linux package management is totally oblivious to their existence.

so if you want to "uninstall" ALL windows programs, simply remove the whole ~/.wine folder structure.

update wine, if you want to, and start afresh.
 
Old 03-25-2016, 09:23 PM   #7
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I will call this solved.
I admit that I still find the linux filing system extremely confusing, but this is probably my own fault: I have never settled down and studied it, and I am always changing distributions.
But at least that means that sooner rather than later I will have a fresh installation of Wine!
 
  


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