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How can I remove dotnet40?

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MarioMaster100 Monday 21 July 2014 at 4:04
MarioMaster100Anonymous

I installed the component dotnet40 to see if a game would work with it according to a appdb.winehq.org page and since that game doesn't work I don't need dotnet40. How can I remove dotnet40? I can leave it like it is but I get an annoying message about it before I start every game on my steam prefix.

booman Friday 15 August 2014 at 21:19
booman

I would like to know as well.  There is no obvious dotnet uninstall executable.

Otherwise we are forced to create a new virtual drive and download the game all over again just to test without it.


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Ronin DUSETTE Friday 15 August 2014 at 21:28
Ronin DUSETTE

Well, you can go to:

PlayOnLinux -> Configure -> select your virtual drive -> Wine tab -> Wine uninstaller

and uninstall it there, but there are probably still going to be issues. Also, any version after 1.5.18 I think comes with wine-mono by default, and a .NET install will likely break the drive. 

Really, though, if the game doesn't work, delete the virtual drive for that game, it goes away. When it gets installed in to a virtual drive, it is ONLY in that one virtual drive. That is point of them. Self-contained installs, independant of the others. 

Did you install this into a virtual drive with other games in it? If you did, keep in mind next time to create a new virtual drive, especially if you are just testing something. 


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petch Saturday 16 August 2014 at 16:29
petch

There's no way to cleanly remove a component, as what's installed (files and settings) is not tracked.

Much less .NET components, since they're so terribly messy to install.

As DJYoshaBYD said, better install from scratch.

 

Edited by petch

booman Monday 18 August 2014 at 5:10
booman

I have found that some games can be migrated to another virtual drive without having to download the entire game again.

This way you can just create a new virtual drive, copy the game files and then try it without dotnet.

Steam is the best example.  If you copy the game folder from /SteamApps/common you can just paste it in the new virtual drive in the same directory after installing Steam again.

So nice!  I've tested many Steam games with this method.  I even backup all of my games too.
Other games in clients like Uplay, Origin, battle.net and Arc I'm not totally sure how to migrate the game.


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