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    How to uninstall Spotify?

    Hi all,

    I installed Spotify yesterday (on Ubuntu 9.10), couldn't hear anything alledgedly because there was a problem with my sound card, eventually managed to listen to one whole album...then the "problem with my sound card" popped up again.

    I found other people on the Ubuntu forums who had the same problems and tried to follow their suggestions to remedy the problem.

    First I followed the advice in this thread
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1306011

    and did

    sudo aptitude remove wine
    sudo aptitude install wine1.2

    After that though, when I clicked on the spotify icon from Applications > Wine > Programs > Spotify, nothing happened

    So then I followed the advice in this thread
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=8293379
    and tried to purge wine and wine1.2 (assuming there was still any life left in Wine!) by doing

    sudo aptitude purge wine
    sudo aptitude purge wine1.2

    to get rid of Spotify within it...but it still hasn't worked.

    When I do
    find -name 'spotify*' -print
    I still have a Spotify folder in ./.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Spotify/, in which the Spotify.exe and uninstall.exe are.

    So my question is, how can I uninstall Spotify altogether (or do I just need to delete that folder?!) so that I can then reinstall Wine AND Spotify.

    Also, why hasn't Wine purged itself completely?!

    Thanks for your help!

    In this folder, I have 2 files

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    Re: How to uninstall Spotify?

    Just, go to your home, select View → Show Hidden Files, then find and delete the .wine folder. Or faster, in a terminal do:
    Code:
    rm -rf ~/.wine

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    Re: How to uninstall Spotify?

    i guess you can use this command:
    Code:
    rm -f -R ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/Spotify
    try if it works
    You came empty handed, that is how you shall leave. Whatever you claim as yours today, belonged to someone else yesterday, will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    Re: How to uninstall Spotify?

    Quote Originally Posted by kostkon View Post
    Just, go to your home, select View → Show Hidden Files, then find and delete the .wine folder. Or faster, in a terminal do:
    Code:
    rm -rf ~/.wine
    lol you beat me to it.
    You came empty handed, that is how you shall leave. Whatever you claim as yours today, belonged to someone else yesterday, will be someone else's tomorrow.

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    Re: How to uninstall Spotify?

    Quote Originally Posted by ukripper View Post
    lol you beat me to it.
    Yeah, he/she wants to purge wine, so it's better to delete the .wine folder completely.

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    Re: How to uninstall Spotify?

    Quote Originally Posted by kostkon View Post
    Yeah, he/she wants to purge wine, so it's better to delete the .wine folder completely.
    Yeh I guess.
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    Re: How to uninstall Spotify?

    Thanks to you all, it worked a treat!

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