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How to remove wine completely

Is there a way to do a reset for ubuntu 11.10 to really uninstall a software such as wine and all of its remaining components. I installed wine 1.3 using these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.3

Then I used the software center to uninstall wine but that really didn't uninstalled the whole program because it left some folders in the home directory .wine so is there a way to reset ubuntu or really uninstall wine with terminal commands? can you guys please help with the code for the terminal.

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marked as duplicate by belacqua, fossfreedom, hhlp, Marco Ceppi Oct 27 '11 at 11:19

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@belacqua no this is not a duplicate as there was no answer and it was for an unknown wine version. Thankfully burnopereira81 provided kick UP support and provided excellent answer. – jmarc Oct 25 '11 at 17:46
I don't think it's different, though @burnopereira81's answer is more direct. His answer would've worked for the original question as well. – belacqua Oct 25 '11 at 20:29
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If you want to remove wine + all configs and files type this in a terminal

sudo apt-get remove --purge wine1.3.

After that if there is still a ~/.wine folder you are free to delete it using

rm -rf ~/.wine.

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I get this when I use rm -f ~/.wine rm: cannot remove `/home/user/.wine': Is a directory – jmarc Oct 25 '11 at 17:14
After I uninstalled wine 1.3 thru the softwarecenter I installed wine 1.2 aswell I tried sudo apt-get remove --purge wine1.2 like you suggested for wine1.3 but I get this: dpkg: warning: while removing wine1.2, directory '/etc/xdg/menus/applications-merged' not empty so not removed. any help would be awsome. – jmarc Oct 25 '11 at 17:28
try not using the --purge flag. – Bruno Pereira Oct 25 '11 at 17:31
I got this after using sudo apt-get remove wine1.2: The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: ia32-libs-multiarch:i386 libqt4-declarative:i386 liblcms1:i386 libqt4-qt3support:i386 libcupsimage2:i386 libqt4-test:i386 Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them. – jmarc Oct 25 '11 at 17:34
I used sudo apt-get autoremove seemed to have done the trick. – jmarc Oct 25 '11 at 17:43

Wine stores all its files in .wine/ in your home directory.

Remove the .wine/ directory from your home directory.

Then you use alacarte to remove the entries from the menu.

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