Wine Install - Software Manager Freezes

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Wine Install - Software Manager Freezes

Postby ryntak on Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:43 pm

I'm a newbie to linux. I'm trying to install wine through software manager, and it 'freezes'. I open SM and search for 'wine'. I dbl click on the first option, and I get the linx equivalent of the 'hourglass', and nothing happens after that. It just stays that way. I can close the software manager, with no problems.

Also, I can open the manager, and open/install other types of software, so it seems 'wine' specific.

I've tried installing it through the terminal, as well., using sudo apt-get install wine1.5
I get this error:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
wine1.5 : Depends: wine1.5-i386 (= 1.5.18-0ubuntu1) but it is not installable
Recommends: gnome-exe-thumbnailer but it is not going to be installed or
kde-runtime but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: ttf-umefont but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: ttf-unfonts-core but it is not going to be installed
Recommends: winbind but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Any help is appreciated!
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Re: Wine Install - Software Manager Freezes

Postby zal on Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:26 pm

I have this same error

am new to linux so any advice would be great, thanks
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Re: Wine Install - Software Manager Freezes

Postby Jangar on Thu Sep 19, 2013 12:45 pm

Me too.

Have tried downloading from the WineHQ page but alas. I've been trying for about a week to download wine but no joy. Also it's not only the main Wine but also wine 1.4. :?
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Re: Wine Install - Software Manager Freezes

Postby A_Pickle on Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:26 am

I think this is happening to me, too. I'd like to try to use Wine to see if I can play League of Legends, because that would be icing on the cake.
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Re: Wine Install - Software Manager Freezes

Postby jfincher on Wed Sep 25, 2013 10:05 pm

Try running:

sudo apt-get -f install wine

sudo apt-get install wine --fix-missing
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