[Wine] Re: Cannot Install Wine
wineforum-user at winehq.org
Sun Jul 6 03:19:58 CDT 2008
OK. The output
> | 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.
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