How can I uninstall software from winetricks?

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duckladydinh
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How can I uninstall software from winetricks?

Post by duckladydinh » Thu May 03, 2018 4:29 pm

Hello,

Wine is a very interesting application, but it is without its shortcoming. Recently i have a few problems with winetricks and I hope that you can help me with that.

I have tried the winetricks uninstaller, and I also tried to unmark the component I do not want to use, but the result is nothing changed, the components that I unmarked are marked automatically again, and those that I have uninstalled disappeared from the uninstaller, but they are still there. So what should I do to uninstall using winetricks? Is there any easy way like using command line?

Not like it will matter, but I am using Ubuntu 18.04 (the same problems in all previous versions) on a Dell laptop with Intel Core.

Thank you.

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Re: How can I uninstall software from winetricks?

Post by dimesio » Thu May 03, 2018 8:10 pm

You can't uninstall dlls installed with winetricks, though you can remove any overrides it has set in winecfg. The "run uninstaller" option just runs Wine's uninstaller, which just runs the app's uninstaller. Windows uninstallers are notorious for leaving things behind in Windows, so don't expect them to perform any better in Wine.

The only way to get back to a clean wineprefix is to delete it and start over.

FYI, winetricks is a separate project, with its own shortcomings.

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Re: How can I uninstall software from winetricks?

Post by Kitsune » Sat Jun 27, 2020 5:10 am

I have find a tips that can help, not really uninstalling all but can be used for update apps in wine and winetricks.

Sometimes packages can be in conflict with a old installed version (thinking about dotnet case). Then you must uninstalling it and reinstall a newer version.

I suggest to use wine uninstaller to uninstall the package you want uninstalling and for winetricks you can use his *.log file in the .wine folder for "uninstalling" it from winetricks and reinstall the newer version of the component.

But some component are invisible in wine uninstall so use a special cleaning program for it like "Ccleaner "or maybe "dxerad" for uninstalling DirectX before the winetricks tips.

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