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I have a seemingly simple problem that's been bugging me for a while now. I have installed wine at some previous point, and I am offered to choose from shortlist, when I right click a suitable program, to run it by Wine. However, there are newer versions available from the one that I am offered. I would like to uninstall this version, and instead use a new one. However, it is NOT installed as software package, which impedes solution. Where do I go from here?

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marked as duplicate by Kevin Bowen, RolandiXor Aug 19 '13 at 16:29

This question was marked as an exact duplicate of an existing question.

Actually it is not. I have tried this, but "wine uninstaller" offers me to remove programs from Wine. I seek to uninstall Wine itself. Problem is, it is not installed as a software package. At the same time, it is offered to me in the right click menu. I would like to uninstall it completely, or else replace it in right click menu with other and newer instances of wine. – Michal Dec 2 '12 at 13:59

Try using this

   sudo apt-get purge wine
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