[SOLVED]Wine has disappeared

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buteman
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[SOLVED]Wine has disappeared

Post by buteman » Wed Mar 07, 2018 6:15 pm

I have Mint cinnamom 18.2 64 bit installed. I only install level 1 and level 2 updates.
2 days ago when I went to print something everything was fine. Yesterday when I went to print something i only had the option to print to PDF.
I started up system setting with the intention to re-install my printer but there was no printer icon. Well I got that fixed and got my printer working again.
Today I went to run my Windows Kindle app which had worked yesterday. Today it won't start up.
Tried running it from a terminal

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wine ./Kindle.exe
No command 'wine' found, did you mean:
Command 'twine' from package 'twine' (universe)
Command 'xine' from package 'xine-ui' (universe)
Command 'win' from package 'wily' (universe)
Command 'wing' from package 'wing' (universe)
Command 'line' from package 'util-linux' (main)
Command 'wipe' from package 'wipe' (universe)
wine: command not found
I tried to install wine from here https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu

Which is what I had done months ago as Kindle would not run under wine 1.6
When I got to the line

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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable]
I got he following:
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.
winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 3.0.0~xenial)
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
I got an error when I tried to install wine stable about unmet dependencies.
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.
wine-stable : Depends: wine-stable-i386 (= 3.0.0~xenial)
I have tried several suggestions including purging wine and starting again but not got anywhere yet.
Any idea how I can fix it please?
Last edited by buteman on Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:08 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Wine has disappeared

Post by Flemur » Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:50 pm

Try installing
wine-stable
instead of
winehq-stable.

I have:

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$ dpkg -l wine*
...
ii  wine-stable                       3.0.0~xenial          amd64                 WINE Is Not An Emulator - runs MS Windows programs
ii  wine-stable-amd64                 3.0.0~xenial          amd64                 WINE Is Not An Emulator - runs MS Windows programs
ii  wine-stable-i386:i386             3.0.0~xenial          i386                  WINE Is Not An Emulator - runs MS Windows programs
ii  winetricks                        0.0+20141009+svn1208- all                   Microsoft Windows Compatibility Layer (winetricks)
$
$ wine --version
wine-3.0
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Re: Wine has disappeared

Post by buteman » Thu Mar 08, 2018 4:08 am

Thanks, but I have got it fixed. I had tried installing wine-stable and probably all the other options.
As I thought more about it I realised that it might be the sum of all the updates causing the problems of the last few days.

After purging all wine from my system I did a backup and then

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
After that I was able to install wine-stable-amd64 which also installed wine-stable-i386
Now it runs without problems.

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