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I was trying to install Heroes of Might and Magic 3 with Play on Linux. When I start the program it gives me an error message

PlayOnLinux cannot find wine (from Wine). You should install it to use PlayOnLinux.

sudo apt-get install wine

I tried this but I got an error message:

E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

What should I do?


Input:

sudo apt-get install wine

Output:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package wine is a virtual package provided by:
  winehq-staging 4.0~rc1~cosmic
  winehq-stable 3.0.4~cosmic
  winehq-devel 4.0~rc1~cosmic
  wine-development 3.6-1
You should explicitly select one to install.
E: Package 'wine' has no installation candidate

And when I type:

sudo apt-get install winehq-stable

I get this:

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.

Here is my system:

$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS
Release:    18.04
Codename:   bionic
$ sudo apt --fix-broken install
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  linux-headers-4.15.0-38 linux-headers-4.15.0-38-generic
  linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic linux-modules-4.15.0-38-generic
  linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-38-generic
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
$ sudo apt remove wine winehq-stable

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Virtual packages like 'wine' can't be removed
Package 'winehq-stable' is not installed, so not removed
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
   linux-headers-4.15.0-38 linux-headers-4.15.0-38-generic  
   linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic linux-modules-4.15.0-38-generic  
   linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-38-generic
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
$ sudo apt autoremove

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading

state information... Done The following packages will be REMOVED:

linux-headers-4.15.0-38 linux-headers-4.15.0-38-generic

linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic linux-modules-4.15.0-38-generic

linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-38-generic 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 5

to remove and 0 not upgraded. After this operation, 336 MB disk space

will be freed. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] (Reading database ...

268454 files and directories currently installed.) Removing

linux-headers-4.15.0-38-generic (4.15.0-38.41) ... Removing

linux-headers-4.15.0-38 (4.15.0-38.41) ... Removing

linux-modules-extra-4.15.0-38-generic (4.15.0-38.41) ... Removing

linux-image-4.15.0-38-generic (4.15.0-38.41) ...

/etc/kernel/postrm.d/initramfs-tools: update-initramfs: Deleting

/boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-38-generic

/etc/kernel/postrm.d/zz-update-grub: Generating grub configuration

file ... Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-42-generic Found

initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-42-generic Found linux image:

/boot/vmlinuz-4.15.0-39-generic Found initrd image:

/boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-39-generic Adding boot menu entry for EFI

firmware configuration done Removing linux-modules-4.15.0-38-generic

(4.15.0-38.41) ...

sudo apt-add-repository --remove 'deb http://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main'

Has no output.

sudo apt update

Get:1 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [83.2 kB] Ign:2

https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/Ubuntu_18.10_standard

./ InRelease Get:3 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

bionic-security/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [204 B] Hit:4

https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian /Ubuntu_18.10_standard

./ Release Get:6 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

bionic-security/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [14.5 kB] Get:7

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe DEP-11

48x48 Icons [9,088 B] Get:8 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

bionic-security/universe DEP-11 64x64 Icons [36.7 kB] Get:9

http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/universe DEP-11

128x128 Icons [65.9 kB] Hit:10 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

bionic InRelease Get:11

http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]

Get:12 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease

[74.6 kB] Get:13 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

bionic-updates/main i386 Packages [402 kB] Get:14

http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages

[459 kB] Hit:15 http://deb.playonlinux.com xenial InRelease

Ign:16 http://ppa.launchpad.net/damien-moore/codeblocks-stable/ubuntu

bionic InRelease Get:17 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

bionic-updates/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [245 kB] Hit:18

http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease

Hit:19 http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu bionic

InRelease Hit:20 http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu

bionic InRelease Get:21 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

bionic-updates/main DEP-11 48x48 Icons [55.7 kB] Hit:22

http://ppa.launchpad.net/rikmills/latte-dock/ubuntu bionic InRelease

Get:23 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main DEP-11

64x64 Icons [105 kB] Ign:24 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vcmi/ppa/ubuntu

bionic InRelease Hit:25

http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu bionic InRelease

Get:26 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main DEP-11

128x128 Icons [266 kB] Err:27

http://ppa.launchpad.net/damien-moore/codeblocks-stable/ubuntu bionic

Release 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.95.83 80] Err:28

http://ppa.launchpad.net/vcmi/ppa/ubuntu bionic Release

404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.95.83 80] Get:29

http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64

Packages [594 kB] Get:30 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

bionic-updates/universe i386 Packages [588 kB] Get:31

http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe amd64

DEP-11 Metadata [199 kB] Get:32 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

bionic-updates/universe DEP-11 48x48 Icons [186 kB] Get:33

http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/universe DEP-11

64x64 Icons [333 kB] Get:34 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

bionic-updates/universe DEP-11 128x128 Icons [767 kB] Get:35

http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/multiverse amd64

DEP-11 Metadata [2,464 B] Get:36 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu

bionic-backports/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [5,812 B] Reading

package lists... Done

E: The repository

'http://ppa.launchpad.net/damien-moore/codeblocks-stable/ubuntu bionic

Release' does not have a Release file. N: Updating from such a

repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by

default. N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user

configuration details. E: The repository

'http://ppa.launchpad.net/vcmi/ppa/ubuntu bionic Release' does not

have a Release file. N: Updating from such a repository can't be done

securely, and is therefore disabled by default. N: See apt-secure(8)

manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

sudo apt upgrade

Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading

state information... Done Calculating upgrade... Done 0 upgraded, 0

newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

sudo apt-get install winehq-stable

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.

Edit:

 sudo apt-add-repository https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/

Hit:1 http://deb.playonlinux.com xenial InRelease Ign:2 http://ppa.launchpad.net/damien-moore/codeblocks-stable/ubuntu bionic InRelease Hit:3 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease
Hit:4 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease
Hit:5 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease
Hit:6 http://ppa.launchpad.net/deluge-team/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease Hit:7 http://cy.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease
Hit:8 http://ppa.launchpad.net/kubuntu-ppa/backports/ubuntu bionic InRelease Hit:9 https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu bionic InRelease Hit:10 http://ppa.launchpad.net/noobslab/themes/ubuntu bionic InRelease Hit:11 http://ppa.launchpad.net/rikmills/latte-dock/ubuntu bionic InRelease Ign:12 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vcmi/ppa/ubuntu bionic InRelease Hit:13 http://ppa.launchpad.net/webupd8team/java/ubuntu bionic InRelease Err:14 http://ppa.launchpad.net/damien-moore/codeblocks-stable/ubuntu bionic Release 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.95.83 80] Err:15 http://ppa.launchpad.net/vcmi/ppa/ubuntu bionic Release 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.95.83 80] Reading package lists... Done E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/damien-moore/codeblocks-stable/ubuntu bionic Release' does not have a Release file. N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default. N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details. E: The repository 'http://ppa.launchpad.net/vcmi/ppa/ubuntu bionic Release' does not have a Release file. N: Updating from such a repository can't be done securely, and is therefore disabled by default. N: See apt-secure(8) manpage for repository creation and user configuration details.

  • @user535733 I did it. – sarp Dec 12 '18 at 16:00
  • Ubuntu 18.04 is 'Bionic'. The packages you are adding are labelled 'Cosmic' (18.10). See the problem? – user535733 Dec 12 '18 at 16:03
  • Yeah I see the problem. I just don't know the solution. Which is the reason why I write here. – sarp Dec 12 '18 at 16:07
  • One easy solution is to uninstall all the non-Ubuntu Wine packages, then disable that non-Ubuntu Wine repository, and simply use wine-stable 3.0-1 that's already in the 14.04 Ubuntu repositories. – user535733 Dec 12 '18 at 16:08
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    Possible duplicate of Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages – karel Nov 28 '19 at 2:45
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Do 1:

 sudo apt-add-repository --remove 'deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/Ubuntu_18.10_standard ./'

Do 2:

 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/

3:apt-get update

4:Then install your preferred wine

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

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

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-staging

Tell me if it works!

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    It did NOT work. – Jithin Pavithran Apr 29 '19 at 20:07
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    My output: The following packages have unmet dependencies: winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 4.0~xenial) E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages. – Diogo Henrique Fragoso de Oliv May 6 '19 at 18:56
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    Nope. Just same error: "The following packages have unmet dependencies: winehq-staging : Depends: wine-staging (= 4.13~buster) E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages." – Boann Aug 12 '19 at 12:56
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    @Boann can you do sudo apt update and send me the output – AshKoala Aug 14 '19 at 15:21
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    @mmdts Remove all wine repositories using the software and updates tool in Ubuntu – AshKoala Nov 9 '19 at 9:06
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late answer

I had a similar problem: What I did:

I remove all "wine" ppa using "Software and updates" tool in ubuntu / kubuntu. Then, i followed the guide here: install latest wine or here.

In my case, i added

sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ xenial main'

and no other repository. Then...

sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable

Sincerely, Elias Tsolis

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  • This worked for me on linux mint 19.1 – nvanesch Apr 14 at 9:42
  • Didn't work on Ubuntu 16.04, same error as above: winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 5.0.0~xenial) – Kostanos May 11 at 9:08
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The problem is that Wine now depends on libfaudio0, but Ubuntu versions prior to 19.10 don't include it in the standard repositories.

The link to the Winehq forum page with directions on how to install the packages is: https://forum.winehq.org/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=32192.

For Ubuntu 18.04 do:

wget https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/xUbuntu_18.04/amd64/libfaudio0_19.07-0~bionic_amd64.deb
wget https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/xUbuntu_18.04/i386/libfaudio0_19.07-0~bionic_i386.deb
sudo dpkg -i libfaudio0_19.07-0~bionic_amd64.deb libfaudio0_19.07-0~bionic_i386.deb

Then you should be able to update and upgrade as you would normally.

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    so stupid i wish they updated the install instructions to include this current state, at the very least put "apt" rather than "apt-get" :/ – Fuseteam Feb 8 at 17:27
  • Why did it take so long to find this? – HackerBoss Apr 1 at 17:54
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    This! Thank you :) Worked for me on 18.04: sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/xUbuntu_18.04/ ./', sudo apt-key adv --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com --recv-keys DFA175A75104960E, sudo apt update, sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable. – GlabbichRulz Apr 4 at 13:22
  • consider adding the directions in the answer as well – nl-x Apr 11 at 17:21
  • can't install it on 16.04 Ubuntu, dpkg: error processing package libfaudio0:amd64 (--install): dependency problems - leaving unconfigured dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libfaudio0:i386: libfaudio0:i386 depends on libsdl2-2.0-0 (>= 2.0.8). – Kostanos May 11 at 9:09
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From the error you're getting, looks like you have configured the whinehq repository.

As the very same error is telling you, you have to choose which branch of wine you'd like to install, as wine is just a virtual package and it has no installation candidates so apt cannot choose by itself what to install.

As indicated here, you can install a stable version (winehq-stable), a development version (winehq-devel) or a staging version (winehq-staging).

While I'm pretty happy on my systems with winehq-staging, I suggest you install the winehq-stable branch that (as the name implies) should be the "most stable" branch of wine.

As suggested on the official WineHQ documentation, make sure to install it with the flag --install-recommends

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends winehq-stable
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  • 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. This is what I get – sarp Dec 12 '18 at 15:43
  • @sarp I've updated my answer. Make sure you use --install-recommends. – Mr Shunz Dec 12 '18 at 15:45
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    Thank you for your effort and time but I still have the same error: 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. – sarp Dec 12 '18 at 15:49
  • @sarp If you're still getting errors, try sudo apt --fix-broken install. Please don't post errors in comments, edit instead your answer with the results of the above comment. – Mr Shunz Dec 12 '18 at 15:52
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Maybe try adding an SDL2 backport. This is especially useful to users that need to fill in dependencies that repeatedly nag you when you try to add them in. I recently found this online. The command is then followed by the package list update and then your desired choice of Wine. I tested this on Ubuntu 18.04. Specifically, Zorin OS 15. Upvote if this resolved your problem. :)

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

sudo apt-get update

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

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

sudo apt-get --install-recommends winehq-staging

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    Zorin is off topic. Please post answers tested on Ubuntu. – mikewhatever Apr 26 at 19:57

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