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I have this upgrade error pop up that comes up every so often. I don't know what to do. The run action button doesn't work. When I click it, window to enter admin password pops up for half a second and disappears. What's even more weird, I don't know why my system wants to download this Wine stuff. I purged Wine from my Ubuntu.

  • Have you completely deleted? There may still be a wine PPA active...
    – andrew.46
    Jun 14, 2018 at 4:16
  • I didn't see a Wine PPA in software sources
    – JoeSteiger
    Jun 14, 2018 at 21:31

2 Answers 2


Try to uninstall completely by executing:

sudo apt-get purge wine 
sudo apt-get autoremove 
sudo apt-get autoclean 
sudo apt-get install -f 
rm -r ~/.wine 
rm -r ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programms 
rm -rf ~/.local/share/applications/wine*

and then wine is banished from your system...

  • Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! :-) I edited and upvoted. Great first answer! (though the OP did not say anything about re-installing wine, so I removed that.
    – Fabby
    Jun 16, 2018 at 10:25
  • I don't think that uninstalling wine alone will fix this. I believe it's due to the files in /usr/share/package-data-downloads/. see wiki.ubuntu.com/Specs/UpdateNotifierPackageDataDownloader
    – Kobi T
    Jun 19, 2018 at 23:46

If you do want to keep wine and only want to stop this message from popping up, try:

rm -f /usr/share/package-data-downloads/wine-browser-installer
rm -f /usr/share/package-data-downloads/wine-silverlight5.1-installer

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