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I installed Wine 1.4 rc5. Later I realised that this wine won't work because there is no sound. I removed it using Synaptic Package Manager and installed Wine 1.2 which is the stable version of Ubuntu 10.04. Even though I install it. It's still showing Wine 1.4 rc-5. How can I remove wine 1.4-rc5 and install Wine 1.2 ?

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Can you give the output of dpkg -l wine*? – Anwar Shah Sep 23 '12 at 6:41
@Anwar Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Description +++-==============-==============-============================================ ii winetricks 0.0+20120308~p Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (winet No packages found matching wine-1.4-rc5.tar.bz2.ug_. – Subin Sep 23 '12 at 6:48
Check the answer whether if helps – Anwar Shah Sep 26 '12 at 14:26

Your output in the comment showing that, you have winetricks installed. Use this command to remove the wine completely.

sudo apt-get --auto-remove purge winetricks

Hope this will work

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I installed Wine 1.4 rc5 by compiling the source code and was compiled in a directory under Home.

I found this and on the compiled Wine directory, I ran this :

sudo make

sudo make uninstall

When I did the command, the compiled version was uninstalled successfully. I was able to install Wine 1.2 after I uninstalled the compiled program.

So the solution is check for other Wine compiled versions and uninstall them.

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