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I am curious as to why installing PlayOnLinux entails removing seemingly unrelated packages like google-earth-stable. Is this the expected behaviour?

This is the output I get when trying to install playonlinux through apt-get:

The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  python-scour pax ncurses-term
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  binfmt-support fonts-horai-umefont fonts-unfonts-core libcapi20-3
  libgif4:i386 libmpg123-0 libodbc1 libpam-winbind ttf-umefont
  ttf-unfonts-core unixodbc winbind wine wine-gecko1.4 wine-gecko1.4:i386
  wine1.4 wine1.4-amd64 wine1.4-common wine1.4-i386:i386 winetricks
Suggested packages:
  libmyodbc odbc-postgresql tdsodbc unixodbc-bin dosbox
Recommended packages:
  gettext:i386 unixodbc:i386
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  alien cdbs debhelper dh-make dh-translations gettext google-earth-stable
  intltool intltool-debian lsb-core po-debconf
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  binfmt-support fonts-horai-umefont fonts-unfonts-core libcapi20-3
  libgif4:i386 libmpg123-0 libodbc1 libpam-winbind playonlinux ttf-umefont
  ttf-unfonts-core unixodbc winbind wine wine-gecko1.4 wine-gecko1.4:i386
  wine1.4 wine1.4-amd64 wine1.4-common wine1.4-i386:i386 winetricks
0 upgraded, 21 newly installed, 11 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 145 MB of archives.
After this operation, 275 MB of additional disk space will be used.

This is the first time I am trying to install Wine / POL. I am using the default repositories, no Wine PPA or POL source added.

These are all the PPAs I am using:

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How do I install POL / Wine without having to remove all these packages?

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closed as too localized by Anwar Shah, Scott Severance, jokerdino, Mik, hbdgaf Sep 27 '12 at 11:40

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I'm giving close vote to this as too-localized since OP already solved the problem –  Anwar Shah Sep 27 '12 at 8:16
    
Looks like conflict between google-earth package and Wine. OP has linked to the bug report.. Closing this question. –  jokerdino Sep 27 '12 at 9:49

2 Answers 2

First update package list using

sudo apt-get update

You can Fix dependency by typing command

sudo apt-get install -f

Remove unnecessary packages using

sudo apt-get autoremove
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So I went ahead and installed playonlinux despite all dependency issues. Turns out that it was no problem reinstalling all the packages afterwards. I still don't quite understand why this was necessary in the first place.

The reinstallation command I used, for you convenience:

sudo apt-get install alien cdbs debhelper dh-make dh-translations gettext google-earth-stable intltool intltool-debian lsb-core po-debconf

Edit: This seems to be a pretty common occurence (ex 1, ex 2) on Precise. Here's a bugreport on launchpad.

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