I installed Wine through the terminal using these commands:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install wine1.5

I know that I've removed at least part of wine. I removed the .wine folder in my home folder and I managed to remove the repository via this command:

sudo apt-add-repository --remove ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa

Now when I try to install wine 1.4 via Ubuntu software center, it tells me I must remove these items to install wine:

Microsoft windows compatibility layer (binary emulator and library) wine1.5

Microsoft windows compatibility layer (64-bit support) wine1.5-amd64

Microsoft windows compatibility layer (32-bit support) wine1.5-i386:i386

I've already tried this command:

sudo apt-get --purge remove wine

but it said that wine wasn't installed. Some assistance would be appreciated.


3 Answers 3


You can use a the ppa-purge utility to remove any packages installed by a ppa and downgrade any packages that were upgraded by the ppa.

$ sudo apt-get install ppa-purge
$ sudo ppa-purge ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
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    That's should be marked as answer, because it will remove everything including wine ppa. So you can start from scratch, Jan 11, 2015 at 7:18

I had the same problem and can't believe I didn't think of this faster. Use the following:

$ sudo apt-add-repository --remove ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
$ sudo apt-get --purge remove wine1.5

Just add the 1.5 and the end of wine =) worked for me.


Just do:

sudo apt-get remove wine1.5

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