[Wine] Re: Cannot Install Wine

Forester wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sun Jul 6 03:19:58 CDT 2008

OK.  The output

> Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
> | Status=Not/Installed/Config-f/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/t-aWait/T-pend
> |/ Err?=(none)/Hold/Reinst-required/X=both-problems (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
> ||/ Name Version Description
> +++-==========================================-=============================-============================================

shows no packages at all.  Therefore all your packages are correctly installed.  Which is good. :) That makes the error message

> Can not install 'wine' (E:Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.)

all the more puzzling. :(

> Thats the error that appears when i try to click on the link after taking the previous steps
> So what do i do to fix this problem?

You have got the line:

> Now you can install Wine by clicking this link. Alternatively, you can install by going to Applications->Add/Remove and searching for Wine.

Clicking the link makes assumptions about what program you are using to browse the web.  I use Firefox and clicking on that link does absolutely nothing.

Pasting apt://wine (the target of the link) into Firefox also does nothing but when I paste it into Konqueror, I get asked if I want to install Wine.  However, that is under Kubuntu, not plain Ubuntu, where your default browser may be set to nautilus or galeon (I don't know plain Ubuntu very well).

I think (guessing) the package that makes the clicking work for Konqueror is kio-apt.  Whether you need a package for your browser and what it might be called I can't say.  So go for plan B.  The instructions say you can go to Applications->Add/Remove and search for wine.  If there is no such menu entry (there isn't under Xubuntu), just use synaptic.  Open synaptic, search for wine and take it from there.

More information about the wine-users mailing list