Wine package broken after Ubuntu upgrade to 13.04

Asked by Clifford Reynolds on 2013-09-09

Wine 1.4 was installed on Ubuntu 12.04LTS on 32 bit (though didn't work for Quicken 2012). Upgraded Ubuntu -> 12.10 -> 13.04. Tried to run wine, didn't work. trying to uninstall or reinstall didn't work - "broken packages" . Have noticed in posts that when versions of Ubuntu change, this type of error for Wine (and others) occurs. Have tired using Y PPA Manager which states that only Wine packages (1.5 up) are available for my system (Ubuntu 13.04) so it looks as if I can't get the wine 1.4 package to either install or uninstall. "wine1.4-i386" seems to be the hangup.

It was suggested in other posts that I do a fresh install of 13.04. I don't want to do that; besides, what then is the point of the upgrade process?

Also, Canonical Partners and Canonical Partners (Source) are listed twice even after running Scan and remove duplicates in Y PPA Manager.

if this helps, :
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Removing wine1.4 ...
dpkg: error processing wine1.4-i386 (--remove):
 Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
 reinstall it before attempting a removal.
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Errors were encountered while processing:
 wine1.4-i386
Error in function:

when trying to repair:

installArchives() failed: Preconfiguring packages ...
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Unpacking wine1.4 (from .../wine1.4_1.4.1-0ubuntu5_i386.deb) ...
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dpkg: error processing wine1.4-i386 (--configure):
 package wine1.4-i386 is not ready for configuration
 cannot configure (current status `half-installed')
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of wine1.4:
 wine1.4 depends on wine1.4-i386 (= 1.4.1-0ubuntu5); however:
  Package wine1.4-i386 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing wine1.4 (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
Errors were encountered while processing:
 wine1.4-i386
 wine1.4
Error in function:
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of wine1.4:
 wine1.4 depends on wine1.4-i386 (= 1.4.1-0ubuntu5); however:
  Package wine1.4-i386 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing wine1.4 (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#1

Try:

sudo apt-get --reinstall install wine1.4-i386

What is the full output?

Thanks

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Clifford Reynolds (cliffordreynolds) said :
#2

cliff@Dell-desk:~$ sudo apt-get --reinstall install wine1.4-i386
[sudo] password for cliff:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not
upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
Need to get 0 B/20.6 MB of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Selecting previously unselected package wine1.4-i386.
(Reading database ... 220668 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace wine1.4-i386 1.4.1-0ubuntu5 (using
.../wine1.4-i386_1.4.1-0ubuntu5_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement wine1.4-i386 ...
Setting up wine1.4-i386 (1.4.1-0ubuntu5) ...
Setting up wine1.4 (1.4.1-0ubuntu5) ...
Processing triggers for libc-bin ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
cliff@Dell-desk:~$

On Mon, Sep 9, 2013 at 1:31 PM, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #235417 on wine in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wine/+question/235417
>
> Status: Open => Needs information
>
> actionparsnip requested more information:
> Try:
>
> sudo apt-get --reinstall install wine1.4-i386
>
> What is the full output?
>
> Thanks
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Best actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#3

Looks great. Ok try uninstalling the package and it should remove without issue.

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Clifford Reynolds (cliffordreynolds) said :
#4

Worked great! Thanks a lot!

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actionparsnip (andrew-woodhead666) said :
#5

The clue was in the error. Read the error then read the fix. Not rocket science

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Clifford Reynolds (cliffordreynolds) said :
#6

Thanks for the insult (not).

Perhaps you would be kind enough to point out where in the error:
"dpkg: error processing wine1.4-i386 (--remove):
 Package is in a very bad inconsistent state - you should
 reinstall it before attempting a removal."
I should have gotten
"sudo apt-get --reinstall install wine1.4-i386"

I don't do command line all day and thought that Synaptic Package Manager
should be able to reinstall.

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 12:36 AM, actionparsnip <
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> Your question #235417 on wine in Ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/wine/+question/235417
>
> actionparsnip posted a new comment:
> The clue was in the error. Read the error then read the fix. Not rocket
> science
>
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> You received this question notification because you asked the question.
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