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Why is Wine not installable on my system?

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 wine1.5 : Depends: wine1.5-i386 (= 1.5.16-0ubuntu1) but it is not installable
           Recommends: gnome-exe-thumbnailer but it is not going to be installed or
                       kde-runtime but it is not going to be installed
           Recommends: ttf-droid
           Recommends: ttf-mscorefonts-installer but it is not going to be installed
           Recommends: ttf-umefont but it is not going to be installed
           Recommends: ttf-unfonts-core but it is not going to be installed
           Recommends: winbind but it is not going to be installed
           Recommends: winetricks but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I get this error when trying to install wine. Please help!

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Please supply more information about your system. What version of Ubuntu? How were you trying to install wine, through the terminal or the package manager? –  CoalaWeb Nov 3 '12 at 20:55
    
If you you are on 64bit OS Try to install ia32-libs –  user81557 Nov 3 '12 at 20:57
    
Im on Ubuntu 32 bit 12.10 –  Carter Nov 4 '12 at 1:51
    
Im on 12.10 and have tried trough the terminal.on 32-bit –  Carter Nov 4 '12 at 1:52
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Hi and welcome to Ask Ubuntu, Carter.

To fix this problem, I recommend installing Synaptic Package Manager. This is a tool that allows you to fix and diagnose problems with your packages graphically.

[Install via the software center](http://hostmar.co/software-banner)](https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/synaptic) <br>Download Synaptic<p>
 [How to use Synaptic Package Manager (Documentation)](https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SynapticHowto)
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From there, you are able to find broken packages. It should look something like this:<p>
![Broken Packages

How to fix broken packages with Synaptic

Good luck.

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