(SOLVED)Can't seem to install WINE

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(SOLVED)Can't seem to install WINE

Post by dooomguy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:49 am

Need some help. Whenever I try to install wine this appears:
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 (= 3.0.3~cosmic)
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
I followed the instructions on how to install on the wine website. Help please!
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Re: Can't seem to install WINE

Post by smurphos » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:45 am

dooomguy wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:49 am
Need some help. Whenever I try to install wine this appears:
winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 3.0.3~cosmic)
I followed the instructions on how to install on the wine website. Help please!
You've made a mistake somewhere. That's the version for Ubuntu 18.10.

Please post output of inxi -Sr to we know what Mint version you are using and what repo you have added.

Was it these instructions you were following? - https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu
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Re: Can't seem to install WINE

Post by gm10 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:53 am

smurphos wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:45 am
You've made a mistake somewhere. That's the version for Ubuntu 18.10.
Seems like our friends at winehq added a third tripwire to their instructions now by re-hosting the cosmic version: https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu

OP:
Mint menu > Software Source > Additional Resources and remove the download.opensuse.org repository you added.

To install the winehq version, you'd run this:

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wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key
rm Release.key
sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/
sudo apt-get update
and then the install line depending on which branch you want to install, e.g.

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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable
But note that you can also just install a slightly older version via Software Manager.

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Re: Can't seem to install WINE

Post by dooomguy » Mon Nov 05, 2018 7:07 am

gm10 wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:53 am
smurphos wrote:
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:45 am
You've made a mistake somewhere. That's the version for Ubuntu 18.10.
Seems like our friends at winehq added a third tripwire to their instructions now by re-hosting the cosmic version: https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu

OP:
Mint menu > Software Source > Additional Resources and remove the download.opensuse.org repository you added.

To install the winehq version, you'd run this:

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wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key
rm Release.key
sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/
sudo apt-get update
and then the install line depending on which branch you want to install, e.g.

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sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable
But note that you can also just install a slightly older version via Software Manager.
I got it to work using your instructions. Thanks man! :D

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Re: (SOLVED)Can't seem to install WINE

Post by 13Enblexa » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:26 pm

Hello again!
Glad someone got it working, I can't. When doing the last step, i.e. installing winehq-stable I get the information that the problems cannot be fixed and that there are broken packages. How can I get rid of those broken packages and start from scratch? Software Manager isn't working either... :?:
Your's sincerely,
13Enblexa

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Re: (SOLVED)Can't seem to install WINE

Post by karlchen » Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:17 pm

Hello, 13Eblexa.

Have had started your own thread about your issues install Wine on Mint 19 here: Installing Wine in Mint 19.
You received quite a few answers to your post, though your report was not what can be called precise or detailled.
You have not bothered to reply in your own thread once so far. And you had not mentioned anything about broken software packages in your own thread.

Repeating your request for help in this thread in the same way does not make much sense. This thread has been marked as [solved].
Please, continue in your own thread.

Best regards,
Karl
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