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POL Missing some Install features

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wontondj Friday 5 September 2014 at 7:38
wontondjAnonymous

So, I've been using 4.2.2 For about a year now with no problems. About a week ago, I went to uninstall a game, and re-install it, and now I get random weird bugs during the install script.

 

For instance. I went to re-install league of legends, check all three boxes (configure wine version, install libraries and etc.) Sometimes, those boxes DON'T EVEN SHOW UP When I try to install something now. after that It configures wine, and I change to windows xp, and adjust some graphic settings and click ok. afterwards I sometimes get a checkbox with nothing outside of it and above it says please make your choice, so I have to click it to move on. I can't ever get to any libraries to install, it'll let me install the game, but now never runs it. sometimes, it'll say the something like the script is unsupported and wants me to view it before i agree to install it, and has nothing in the box and i have to click a blank box under the no script box just go get on. =/

 

I've tried to completely unistall POL countless times but now it's just not working properly, the 4.2.2 version, or the new 4.2.4.  Please help.

Edited by wontondj

booman Friday 12 September 2014 at 17:55
booman

When you uninstall do you use the terminal command:

sudo apt-get remove -purge playonlinux

This way everything related to PlayOnLinux is removed.
Then make Wine is installed first before installing PlayOnLinux again.

Something must have gotten corrupted in the program files...

Edited by booman


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petch Friday 12 September 2014 at 20:25
petch
Developer

Uninstalling/reinstalling achieves nothing, we're not trying to emulate Windows...

Longer answer: all state is stored in ~/.PlayOnLinux, (un)installing touches none of that, so it achieves nothing.

 

Edited by petch

booman Friday 12 September 2014 at 20:30
booman

So uninstalling PlayOnLinux doesn't remove .PlayOnLinux directories?


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Ronin DUSETTE Friday 12 September 2014 at 20:47
Ronin DUSETTE
Admin

No. You have to manually remove ~/.PlayOnLinux


Please:
Post debug logs & full computer specs in first post
No private messages for general help, use the forums
Read the wiki, Report broken scripts
booman Friday 12 September 2014 at 21:06
booman

wow, didn't know that.  Thanks

The way I have been doing the update is apt-get remove -purge, then moving my wineprefixes, resources and shortcut folders to the desktop.  Then I install the new version of PlayOnLinux and put the folders back. Haven't had any problems yet.

So where are the actual program files for PlayOnLinux if they are not in ~/.PlayOnLinux?


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petch Friday 12 September 2014 at 22:04
petch
Developer

Can be in several places, but /usr/share/playonlinux/ is the most standard

$ dpkg -L playonlinux
/.
/usr
/usr/bin
/usr/bin/playonlinux-bash
/usr/bin/playonlinux-shell
/usr/bin/playonlinux-pkg
/usr/bin/playonlinux
/usr/bin/playonlinux-url_handler
/usr/share
/usr/share/playonlinux
/usr/share/playonlinux/README.md
/usr/share/playonlinux/playonfreebsd
/usr/share/playonlinux/src
/usr/share/playonlinux/src/check_direct_rendering.c
/usr/share/playonlinux/CHANGELOG.md
/usr/share/playonlinux/playonlinux-bash
...