I have recently attempted to upgrade my system to Ubuntu 18.04 via:


The installation froze while attempting to install libwine:i386 as several hours had passed and the installer would not advance. I finally decided to cancel the release upgrade and execute the following:

sudo dpkg --configure -a && sudo apt-get -f install && sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo dpkg --configure -a dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of wine32:i386: wine32:i386 depends on libwine (= 3.0-1ubuntu1); however: Package libwine:i386 is not installed.

dpkg: error processing package wine32:i386 (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of widelands: widelands depends on widelands-data (= 1:19+repack-4build4); however: Version of widelands-data on system is 1:19+repack-4.

dpkg: error processing package widelands (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Processing triggers for libc-bin (2.27-3ubuntu1) ... dpkg: error processing package libwine:amd64 (--configure): package libwine:amd64 cannot be configured because libwine:i386 is not ready (current status 'half-installed') dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of xorg: xorg depends on xserver-xorg (>= 1:7.7+19ubuntu7); however: Version of xserver-xorg on system is 1:7.7+19ubuntu3.

dpkg: error processing package xorg (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of wine64: wine64 depends on libwine (= 3.0-1ubuntu1); however: Package libwine:amd64 is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package wine64 (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of wine-stable: wine-stable depends on wine64 (>= 3.0-1ubuntu1) | wine32 (>= 3.0-1ubuntu1); however: Package wine64 is not configured yet. Package wine32:i386 is not configured yet. wine-stable depends on wine64 (<< 3.0-1ubuntu1.1~) | wine32 (<< 3.0-1ubuntu1.1~); however: Package wine64 is not configured yet. Package wine32:i386 is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package wine-stable (--configure): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured Errors were encountered while processing: wine32:i386 widelands libwine:amd64 xorg wine64 wine-stable

I then attempted:

sudo apt --fix-broken install

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: bbswitch-dkms caribou fonts-noto-color-emoji gcc-7-base:i386 gir1.2-caribou-1.0 gir1.2-clutter-1.0 gir1.2-cogl-1.0 gir1.2-coglpango-1.0
gir1.2-mutter-1 gir1.2-networkmanager-1.0 gir1.2-nmgtk-1.0
gnome-initial-setup gnome-todo gnome-todo-common gnome-tweak-tool
ibverbs-providers lib32gcc1 libapache2-mod-php7.2 libarmadillo7
libbabeltrace-ctf1 libbind9-140 libboost-atomic1.62.0 libboost-chrono1.62.0 libboost-chrono1.65-dev libboost-date-time-dev libboost-date-time1.62.0 libboost-date-time1.65-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-filesystem1.65-dev libboost-iostreams1.62.0 libboost-program-options-dev libboost-program-options1.65-dev libboost-regex1.62.0 libboost-serialization1.62.0 libboost-serialization1.65-dev libboost-system-dev libboost-system1.65-dev libboost-test-dev libboost-test1.62.0 libboost-test1.65-dev libboost-test1.65.1 libboost1.65-dev libcamel-1.2-60 libcapnp-0.5.3 libcaribou-common libcaribou0 libcdio-cdda1 libcdio-paranoia1 libcdio13 libcodec2-0.6 libcppunit-1.14-0 libcppunit-dev libcuda1-384 libdfu1 libdns162 libedataserver-1.2-22 libedataserverui-1.2-1 libfabric1
libfcitx-gclient0 libfreerdp-client2-2 libfreerdp2-2 libfwupd1
libgcr-3-common libgeos-3.5.1 libgl2ps1 libgl2ps1.4 libgnome-desktop-3-12 libgnome-games-support-1-2 libgnome-todo libgnuradio-analog3.7.10 libgnuradio-atsc3.7.10 libgnuradio-channels3.7.10 libgnuradio-comedi3.7.10
libgnuradio-digital3.7.10 libgnuradio-dtv3.7.10 libgnuradio-fec3.7.10 libgnuradio-fft3.7.10 libgnuradio-filter3.7.10 libgnuradio-noaa3.7.10 libgnuradio-pager3.7.10 libgnuradio-qtgui3.7.10 libgnuradio-trellis3.7.10 libgnuradio-uhd3.7.10 libgnuradio-video-sdl3.7.10 libgnuradio-vocoder3.7.10
libgnuradio-wavelet3.7.10 libgnuradio-wxgui3.7.10 libgnuradio-zeromq3.7.10 libgom-1.0-common libgweather-3-6 libhamlib2 libhdf5-openmpi-100 libhwloc-plugins libhwloc5 libibverbs1 libical2 libicu57:i386 libidn11:i386 libisc160 libisccc140 libisccfg140 libisl15 libiso9660-10 libiso9660-8
liblept5 liblimesuite17.12-1 liblivemedia58 libllvm5.0:i386 liblog4cpp5-dev liblouisutdml8 liblttng-ust-ctl2 liblwres141 libmpfr4 libmutter-1-0 libnetcdf-c++4 libnetcdf11 libnm-glib-vpn1 libntfs-3g872 libopencv-core3.1 libopencv-flann3.1 libopencv-imgproc3.1 libopencv-ml3.1 libopencv-photo3.1
libopencv-shape3.1 libopencv-video3.1 libopencv-viz3.1 libopenmpi2
liborcus-0.12-0 libp11-kit-gnome-keyring libpoppler68 libprocess-cpp3 libpsm-infinipath1 libqcustomplot1.3 libqwt5-qt4 librdmacm1 librtaudio6 libsodium18 libsox2 libsrtp0 libssl1.0.0:i386 libsuitesparseconfig4 libsysmetrics1 libtbb2 libtesseract-data libtesseract3 libu2f-udev libunistring0 libunity-api0 libva-drm1 libva-wayland1 libva-x11-1 libvcdinfo0 libvlccore8 libvpx4 libvtk6.3 libwinpr2-2 libx264-148 libx265-130 libzmqpp4 nvidia-headless-390 nvidia-opencl-icd-384 openmpi-bin openmpi-common python-qwt5-qt4 ruby2.3 snapd-login-service tcpd unixodbc vlc-l10n vlc-plugin-notify vlc-plugin-samba vlc-plugin-video-splitter Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. The following additional packages will be installed:
libcapi20-3:i386 libwine:i386 widelands-data xserver-xorg Suggested packages: ttf-mscorefonts-installer:i386 The following NEW packages will be installed: libcapi20-3:i386 The following packages will be upgraded: libwine:i386 widelands-data xserver-xorg 3 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 241 not upgraded. 7 not fully installed or removed. Need to get 0 B/183 MB of archives. After this operation, 9.108 kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y (Reading database ... 380233 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack .../libwine_3.0-1ubuntu1_i386.deb ... Unpacking libwine:i386 (3.0-1ubuntu1) over (2.0.2-2ubuntu1) ...

Lastly I attempted to manually download libwine:i386.deb and install it via dpkg -i however the installer just freezes.

Does anyone know how I might be able to fix this?

Many thanks

  • First you converted your copy & paste text to quote format by clicking the " (open double quote button) instead of the {} (double brace button) for code blocks. Second you didn't say which version of Ubuntu you were upgrading from. Third are you sure you ran sudo do-release-upgrade and not sudo do-release-upgrade -d? May 5, 2018 at 0:40

1 Answer 1


very old post this may not help you now but this will help other guys: to fix a broken update:

sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt dist-upgrade
sudo apt autoremove

if you have customized so many things in your them older version and you want to go back to default theme

dconf reset -f /

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