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Old 06-25-2005, 11:26 PM   #1
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Exclamation WINE uninstall error

I recently installed wine-20050524-1fc2winehq.rpm in fedora using the rpm -ivh command. When i run a wine command the following error occurs;

bash: wine: command not found

which leads me to believe that wine was not installed properly. so i ran rpm -e wine and the rpm -e wine-20050524-1fc2winehq with the following output;

error reading information on service wine: No such file or directory
error: %preun(wine-20050524-1fc2winehq) scriptlet failed, exit status 1

when i search for wine in the / filesystem, the only files I find are 0 bytes in size. A quick check of the root and (user) homes, I find no .wine folder in either. when i open synapic to see if I re-download the program, it is apparently already installed and I get the same output as the rpm -e wine command when i try to completely remove the package from within synaptic. Any suggestions as to how I can fix the wine installation?
Old 06-26-2005, 01:26 AM   #2
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why uninstall wine?
Old 06-26-2005, 06:09 AM   #3
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Because its a broken installation and I need to uninstall it.
Old 06-26-2005, 07:02 AM   #4
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Originally posted by matt_com911
Because its a broken installation and I need to uninstall it.
Just ignore them, they've made 6 posts and all their posts were as useless as this one.
Old 07-05-2005, 11:23 AM   #5
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Firstly, open up a process manager (top, gnome-system-monitor, whatever) and kill any wine-related processes that may be running. This may be




Make sure there's nothing with 'wine' in its name running.

While you're there, make sure that there's no rpm processes running either. It's possible that some conflict between a zombie wine process and your attempt to uninstall caused RPM to fail, leaving a zombie RPM process, which would have caused your further attempts to install or uninstall to fail as well. If you do find that you have to end/kill some processes, and you succeed in doing that, try the uninstall again-- maybe it will work correctly.

If not--- well, your Wine install may not have been borked before (when you thought it was), but it definitely is now. And it looks like your RPM database is, too. I'm not a Fedora user, but I do know that RPM includes commands to rebuild the database. If there's not an entry in Synaptic to let you do this easily, then I'd suggest hitting man rpm and finding that command; maybe rebuilding the database will enable Synaptic (and RPM) to know what's installed and what isn't.

Hope this helps.


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