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I use ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa in 12.04. Today when I update system , it remove my old wine 1.5, but 1.6 can not be installed.

What about you ? Thanks

Edit: I use 'apt-get dist-upgrade' to update system.

Now I first remove wine 1.5 and install wine 1.6 .

$ sudo apt-get install wine
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  ttf-umefont libipc-run-perl libnet-ip-perl diffstat libnet-dns-perl
  libclone-perl libsbsms10 libportsmf0 language-pack-kde-zh-hans-base
  libio-pty-perl wine-gecko1.4 wine-gecko1.4:i386 wine-gecko1.9
  wine-gecko1.9:i386 audacity-data language-pack-kde-en kde-l10n-engb
  libnet-domain-tld-perl language-pack-kde-zh-hant-base libemail-valid-perl
  ttf-unfonts-core libvamp-hostsdk3 kde-l10n-zhcn language-pack-kde-zh-hans
  language-pack-kde-zh-hant kde-l10n-zhtw language-pack-kde-en-base
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following extra packages will be installed:
  wine1.6 wine1.6-amd64 wine1.6-i386:i386
Suggested packages:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  wine wine1.6 wine1.6-amd64 wine1.6-i386:i386
0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 2 not upgraded.
Need to get 0 B/50.2 MB of archives.
After this operation, 246 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? 
Selecting previously unselected package wine1.6-amd64.
(Reading database ... 397044 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking wine1.6-amd64 (from .../wine1.6-amd64_1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~ppa1_amd64.deb) ...
Selecting previously unselected package wine1.6-i386:i386.
Unpacking wine1.6-i386:i386 (from .../wine1.6-i386_1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~ppa1_i386.deb) ...
Unpacking wine1.6 (from .../wine1.6_1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~ppa1_amd64.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/wine1.6_1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~ppa1_amd64.deb (--unpack):
 trying to overwrite '/usr/bin/wine64-preloader', which is also in package wine1.6-amd64 1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~ppa1
dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Selecting previously unselected package wine.
Unpacking wine (from .../wine_1.6~rc2-0ubuntu1~ppa1_amd64.deb) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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How are doing this? The steps? – Mitch Jun 16 '13 at 6:15
Please use and add the whole output of sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade – fossfreedom Jun 16 '13 at 9:06
up vote 3 down vote accepted

stemberk's post in has a solution for those who attempted the installation:

sudo apt-get -o Dpkg::Options::="--force-overwrite" -f install 

This command will force the failed installation of wine to resume, with ignoring any conflicts. According to the bugfix is underway. Hopefully they fix it soon...

EDIT: It appears that the fixed package is released, but if you already installed wine1.6 using any workarounds, I'll recommend you to uninstall wine at least once (sudo apt-get remove wine1.6) then install it nomally (sudo apt-get install wine1.6), otherwise any further attempts to upgrade wine will fail.

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I ran into the same issue : /usr/bin/wine64 and /usr/bin/wine64-preloader are in both wine1.6 and wine1.6-amd64 packages.

As a (hopefully) temporary workaround I've issued the following commands:

sudo dpkg-divert --package wine1.6-amd64 --add /usr/bin/wine64
sudo dpkg-divert --package wine1.6-amd64 --add /usr/bin/wine64-preloader

This instructs dpkg to move aside every version of those files, except the one from the wine1.6-amd64 package.

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