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So I started following the instructions on: https://wiki.winehq.org/Ubuntu

So I did:

wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/Release.key
sudo apt-key add Release.key
sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/

Then after doing an update, I tried to install using:

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable

But I got

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 3.0.4~cosmic)
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

And I can't install wine-stable, as it tells me to install wine-stable-i386, which I also can't install because:

 wine-stable-i386:i386 : Depends: libc6:i386 (>= 2.28) but 2.27-3ubuntu1 is to be installed
                     Recommends: libcapi20-3:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libcups2:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libglu1-mesa:i386 but it is not going to be installed or
                                 libglu1:i386
                     Recommends: libgsm1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libgssapi-krb5-2:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libkrb5-3:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libodbc1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libosmesa6:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libsane:i386 or
                                 libsane1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libsdl2-2.0-0:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libv4l-0:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libxcomposite1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libxcursor1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libxfixes3:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libxi6:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libxinerama1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libxrandr2:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libxrender1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libxslt1.1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
                     Recommends: libxxf86vm1:i386 but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

I don't know how to fix this, please help.

I have also tried doing sudo apt-get install -f, but it returns

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Edit: Also did sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 Edit2: wine-staging works

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Do you need a version newer than what is in the baseline repos?

If not, remove the ppa you added, and just

sudo apt install wine-stable

wine-stable:   Installed: 3.0-1ubuntu1   Candidate: 3.0-1ubuntu1   Version table:  *** 3.0-1ubuntu1 500
        500 [my-local-]mirror/us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe amd64 Packages
        500 [my-local-]mirror/us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/universe i386 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
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  • I don't think I need a newer version, as I run 18.04, and the newest version is for ubuntu 18.10. – NemuruYama Dec 1 '18 at 19:38
  • How would you run wine-staging? I can't tell if it was installed or not – user189728 Dec 4 '18 at 20:11
  • Note: I edited to fix a typo. – Organic Marble Feb 19 at 18:17
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tl;dr

Make sure you installed FAudio as noted in the official install guide.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport

Tutorial

It's FOSS has a great tutorial on how to install Wine 5.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 and 19.04. It goes like this:

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
wget -qO - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add -
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport
sudo apt-add-repository "deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu $(lsb_release -cs) main"
sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
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You can install it easily with the "Software center" application, that is used by every Ubuntu based system. Launch the software, in the searchbox type "Wine" . Install the "Q4Wine" version. You are ready! When you start it, you will have the "WineHQ" and other wine based apps - wine mines, wine regedit, wine control panel and other Windows stuff.

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  • Wine not installing from the Software center or in terminal. Not showing up in my program list. I have tried everything I can think of and still doesn't work. I updated and upgraded and still nothing. – casawyer Jan 30 at 20:53

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