Wine will not install on precise 64 bit

Asked by slegrand on 2012-07-13

Hi. I've been plagued by this since I moved to precise. I cannot install wine. No matter what I try or do. I beleive it may be related to ia32libs.

strykekyte@strykekyte-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install wine
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.
 wine : Depends: wine1.4 but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I really need some help here. This is getting ridiculous. I'm not that much of a newbie with the Ubuntu desktop, but right now I'm stuck. I need wine, and this should not be this hard to get installed.

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Can you give the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy wine

Thanks

slegrand (legrand-simon) said : #2

strykekyte@strykekyte-desktop:~$ lsb_release -a; uname -a; apt-cache policy wine
LSB Version: core-2.0-amd64:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-amd64:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-amd64:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-amd64:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-amd64:core-4.0-noarch:cxx-3.0-amd64:cxx-3.0-noarch:cxx-3.1-amd64:cxx-3.1-noarch:cxx-3.2-amd64:cxx-3.2-noarch:cxx-4.0-amd64:cxx-4.0-noarch:desktop-3.1-amd64:desktop-3.1-noarch:desktop-3.2-amd64:desktop-3.2-noarch:desktop-4.0-amd64:desktop-4.0-noarch:graphics-2.0-amd64:graphics-2.0-noarch:graphics-
Thanks for looking into it so quickly. Here's the output:

3.0-amd64:graphics-3.0-noarch:graphics-3.1-amd64:graphics-3.1-noarch:graphics-3.2-amd64:graphics-3.2-noarch:graphics-4.0-amd64:graphics-4.0-noarch:languages-3.2-amd64:languages-3.2-noarch:languages-4.0-amd64:languages-4.0-noarch:multimedia-3.2-amd64:multimedia-3.2-noarch:multimedia-4.0-amd64:multimedia-4.0-noarch:printing-3.2-amd64:printing-3.2-noarch:printing-4.0-amd64:printing-4.0-noarch:qt4-3.1-amd64:qt4-3.1-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
Linux strykekyte-desktop 3.0.0-15-generic #26-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 20 17:23:00 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
wine:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 1.4-0ubuntu4
  Version table:
     1.4-0ubuntu4 0
        500 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ precise/universe amd64 Packages

ok try:

sudo apt-get install wine1.4

What is output?

slegrand (legrand-simon) said : #4

strykekyte@strykekyte-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.4
[sudo] password for strykekyte:
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.
 wine1.4 : Depends: wine1.4-amd64 (= 1.4-0ubuntu4) but it is not going to be installed
           Depends: wine1.4-i386 (= 1.4-0ubuntu4)
           Recommends: cups-bsd but it is not going to be installed
           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-mscorefonts-installer but it is not going to be installed
           Recommends: winbind
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

As you are using the official repo, I suggest you report a bug

slegrand (legrand-simon) said : #6

I've try with both the official ubuntu repo and the official wine repo. Both yield the same issue. I believe it's related to ia32libs not exisitng anymore. I've attempted to file a bug in the past but it seems to have gone unnnoticed.

https://bugs.launchpad.net/~legrand-simon (wine is uninstalable)