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wine: items left in nautilus 'Open with..' menu even if Windows program or Wine package itself is removed

Reported by Alex Ivasyuv on 2009-08-27
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This bug affects 19 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
wine1.2 (Ubuntu)
Medium
Unassigned
wine (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Binary package hint: wine

Even if wine was removed, when I involve context menu for ex. .xml file, I can see notepad and winebrowser application on it.

Ubuntu 9.10
wine1.2

See attached screenshot.

Alex Ivasyuv (industral) wrote :
Jack Leigh (leighman) on 2010-09-09
Changed in wine (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Jack Leigh (leighman) on 2010-09-09
summary: - wine: menu items left even if wine was removed
+ wine: items left in nautilus 'Open with..' menu even if program is
+ removed
Jack Leigh (leighman) on 2010-09-09
summary: - wine: items left in nautilus 'Open with..' menu even if program is
- removed
+ wine: items left in nautilus 'Open with..' menu even if Windows program
+ or wine package is removed

Thank you for reporting this bug.

This is a known issue with WINE in that it does not uninstall applications or perform post-uninstall clean up. This bug should be converted to a wishlist.

Changed in wine (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist

Supporting evidence for wishlist Importance is that as per following upstream link:

http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ#uninstall_app

uninstallation of WINE apps is not fully implemented (nor is it fully implemented in native Windows but different post for different website!). Hence, when WINE uninstalled or apps in WINE uninstalled, GUI links may not be uninstalled.

summary: wine: items left in nautilus 'Open with..' menu even if Windows program
- or wine package is removed
+ or Wine package is removed or Wine removed itself
Jack Leigh (leighman) on 2010-09-14
summary: wine: items left in nautilus 'Open with..' menu even if Windows program
- or Wine package is removed or Wine removed itself
+ or Wine package itself is removed
Scott Ritchie (scottritchie) wrote :

This is not an easy thing to fix in Wine, but it is definitely an issue.

Part of the problem is that Wine has no way of knowing if it is still the associated context, so it's risky to remove it. This also explains how the same wine program can associate itself multiple times (in the case of uninstalls/multiple wine prefixes or even just the app asking to be associated more than once)

Changed in wine1.2 (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
jan (jan-ubuntu-h-i-s) wrote :

Note that wine keeps adding associations anyway:
http://bugs.winehq.org/show_bug.cgi?id=25620
The proposed cleaner would help here.

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