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"wine" software installation problem in ubuntu 12.04. the problem is=>The following packages have unmet dependencies:

wine1.4: PreDepends: dpkg (>= but is to be installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.11) but 2.15-0ubuntu10 is to be installed Depends: wine1.4-i386 (= 1.4-0ubuntu5~precise1~ppa1) but 1.4-0ubuntu5~precise1~ppa1 is to be installed plz help me.........

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You may check newest version of Wine. Im using Wine 1.5.6.

Installation process. Open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and paste this command:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wine1.5
    sudo apt-get install winetricks


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plz tell me elaborate.....i am 1st user – kamalesh Jun 19 '12 at 6:54
open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and paste above command line by line and follow the instruction. – penreturns Jun 19 '12 at 6:58
i do this but there show a problem.i.e =>Exception in thread Thread-1: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/", line 551, in __bootstrap_inner File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/", line 95, in run self.add_ppa_signing_key(self.ppa_path) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/softwareproperties/", line 107, in add_ppa_signing_key print "Error reading %s: %s" % (lp_url, e[1]) NameError: global name 'lp_url' is not defined – kamalesh Jun 19 '12 at 7:03
plz plzzzzz help me – kamalesh Jun 19 '12 at 7:03
i suggest you report bugs to ubuntu. I've no problem installing this package. – penreturns Jun 19 '12 at 7:11

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