I tried to remove wine but it says that virtual packages like wine can't be removed. Also I am unable to find my .wine file.


To uninstall packages you don't know the name of you have two choices - use a regex that will find all matching packages, or find the package name.

Matching multiple packages

sudo apt remove ^wine

This will attempt to remove all packages starting with wine. Pay attention and check that the package list does not include any packages you want to keep before you select yes.

Search package lists for relevant things

dpkg --list | grep wine

This will give you a list of packages installed whose names contain the string wine. You can manually copy the package names you want to uninstall to a sudo apt remove command.

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