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johnb0647
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LM17 install wine --> broken packages

Post by johnb0647 » Tue Jul 08, 2014 2:09 am

Recently did a clean install of LM17 reusing my old /home folder.

Trying to install wine. Software manager says "install from apt".

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine1.7 winetricks

final step give:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
wine1.7 : Depends: wine1.7-i386 (= 1:1.7.21-0ubuntu1~ppa1)
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Same problem for wine1.6.

Since it looks like I'm missing "wine1.7-i386" I tried installing that:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
wine1.7-i386:i386 : Depends: libglu1-mesa:i386 but it is not going to be installed or
libglu1:i386
Depends: libgphoto2-6:i386 (>= 2.5.2) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libgphoto2-port10:i386 (>= 2.5.2) but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Synaptic indicates the first NOT installed (and is not listed) and later versions of the other two ARE installed.

Any suggestions where to go from here?

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karlchen
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Re: LM17 install wine --> broken packages

Post by karlchen » Tue Jul 08, 2014 4:53 am

Hello, johnb0647.

Sometimes the direct way is the way to success: Install the Wine version which is available from the default Ubuntu repositories, not the one which requires adding the Wine HQ PPA.
The default Ubuntu repository holds Wine 1.6.2. Installing this has worked for me perfectly as well on Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit as on Linux Mint 17 32-bit.

Suggested approach therefore is:
  • Use Software Sources and disable the Wine HQ PPA.
  • Launch Synaptic. Click the button [Reload] in order to make Synaptic refresh its list of available software packages.
  • Locate the half installed Wine 1.7 in Synaptic. Mark it. Rightclick and select it for uninstallation. Click [Apply].
  • Locate Wine in Synaptic, package name wine. Markit. Rightclick => Select for installation.
  • Synaptic will pick Wine 1.6.2 and a list of dependent software packages. Confirm.
  • Click the button [Apply] in order to launc the installation.
  • Beware: After a while any Wine installation will display a particular confirmation dialogue, because it wants to install a number of Microsoft web fonts. Your explicit consent is required for legal reasons.
  • After some time the Wine installation will finish successfully (I hope).
  • Go to the Mint Menu, submenu "Wine". Launch "Wine Configuration". Configure Wine once.
  • You should be able to use Wine 1.6.2 now.
Kind regards,
Karl
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