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I know there are several question about this subject, but some of them do not have any response, and for the ones which do, I have followed all the advices given and nothing fixed my problem. Every time I attempt to give :

sudo apt-get install wine

I get an error about depends on X BUT IT WONT BE INSTALLED with X being some version of wine, for instance wine1.6 or some library its using. I have attempted a MYRIAD of workarounds from all over Google but still I am unable to do it. As a side note, I used the same DVD to install Xubuntu on my mother's PC and I installed it there (Wine) with no issues.

Can someone advice here?

EDIT : Error I am getting :

sudo apt-get install wine

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 wine : Depends: wine1.6
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Attempting wine1.6

sudo apt-get install wine1.6
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 wine1.6 : Depends: wine1.6-amd64 (= 1:1.6.2-0ubuntu14)
           Depends: wine1.6-i386 (= 1:1.6.2-0ubuntu14)
           Recommends: fonts-droid but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

Attempting wine1.6-amd64

sudo apt-get install wine1.6-amd64
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 wine1.6-amd64 : Depends: wine1.6:any (= 1:1.6.2-0ubuntu14)
                 Recommends: libosmesa6 but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

marked as duplicate by David Foerster, Organic Marble, Eric Carvalho, Fabby, waltinator Mar 19 '18 at 14:51

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    Knowing the exact error message would help a lot. – Organic Marble Mar 12 '18 at 20:00
  • @OrganicMarble I just happen to be at work now, but as soon as I am home ill post the exact error. Its basically what I posted. – Matias Barrios Mar 12 '18 at 20:03
  • @OrganicMarble I have edited the post with some of the errors I am getting – Matias Barrios Mar 13 '18 at 11:16
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Try this following steps to download wine:

  1. Add the PPA via command:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
    
  2. Update package cache and install wine1.8:

    sudo apt-get update
    
    sudo apt-get install wine1.8 winetricks
    

Install latest Wine Dev release from the Official WineHQ PPA:

Open terminal from Unity Dash, App Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut key. When it opens, paste below commands and run one by one.

  1. For 64-bit system, rum command to enable 32 bit architecture:

    sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
    

Type in your password when it asks, no visual feedback so type in mind and hit Enter to continue.

  1. Add the wine PPA:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds
    
  2. Once you have the PPA added in your system, run below commands one by one to refresh package caches and install Wine 1.8:

    sudo apt-get update
    
    sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-devel
    

    The installation automatically replaces old wine releases installed on your system.

  3. Finally you may run below command to initialize your wine configuration.

    winecfg
    

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