I've finally managed to install this program only to try and remove iTunes because every time I try to start it up, it gives me the message to reinstall it again and error 7.

How do I uninstall iTunes?

  • um... what? itunes doesnt have a linux client. What exactly are you trying to do? – Thomas Ward Feb 9 '12 at 0:52
  • Once a person downloads the program wine, a person can then use itunes on ubuntu. Although, it is not working. – Dave B. Feb 9 '12 at 0:56
  • See my answer below. – Thomas Ward Feb 9 '12 at 1:34
  • @Dave B.: If someone's answer was helpful to you, then please consider marking it as the accepted answer so others may more easily find it in the future. This is also a polite way to thank the person answering your question for helping you out. – Danatela Mar 24 '14 at 9:05

First off, i think you need some clarification: any files installed via Wine dont end up in Synaptic Package Manager, nor are they installed as packages in the Linux/Debian sense (as a result, i've removed those tags, and replaced it with )

To remove programs installed with Wine (in this case, iTunes), Configure Wine, or Wine Software tool, whichever it is, to run the uninstaller. Or go into ~/.wine/drive_c/program files/... (whatever the path is for iTunes), and run its own uninstaller.

Also, in future, you should use this site to determine application compatibility with Wine. This way, you dont have to deal with learning after-the-fact that your installed software wont work.

  • @DaveB Here's the rundown for iTunes. Anything with a 'bronze' rating i do not recommend, 'garbage' is what it says, 'silver' is okay, but anything older than iTunes 10 is technically ancient and shouldn't be used. – Thomas Ward Feb 9 '12 at 1:41

Open a terminal and type wine uninstaller. Select iTunes from the list and click remove.

  • This is a lot better than straight-up deleting as this should clean up after itself a lot better. – Oli Apr 22 '14 at 11:17
  • Uninstalling iTunes in this way didn't work for me. It disappears from the list of installed programs but the files are still there. Trying to reinstall gives and error, which I think is what the original question must have ben referring to :( – Brian Z Jan 15 '16 at 0:47

I had this same issue but what I did that helped was to remove the itune fold at Nautilus. Press ALT and F2 simultaneously and type gks nautilus and look for the itune folder and delete it.


Go to the launcher and click on the 1st icon, then browse "to browse the disk c:". Click on "Program Files" and delete a folder called "iTunes".

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