Update: "lsb_release -a" outputs:
No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS Release: 18.04 Codename: bionic
"apt-cache policy base-files" outputs:
base-files: Installed: 10.1ubuntu2.8 Candidate: 10.1ubuntu2.8 Version table: *** 10.1ubuntu2.8 500 500 http://th.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates/main amd64 Packages 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status 10.1ubuntu2.2 500 500 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security/main amd64 Packages 10.1ubuntu2 500 500 http://th.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic/main amd64 Packages
Update 2: grep -r ^deb /etc/apt/ --include="*.list" output:
Update 3: apt-cache policy software-properties-common output:
which add-apt-repository output:
I'm currently running Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS, and as the title suggests I'm trying to install Wine version 5.0. Because my computer would not automatically update Wine from version 4.0, I began following instructions as laid out here: can't install wine on ubuntu (actually lubuntu) 18.04
To begin, I made sure to remove all Wine-related stuff with:
sudo apt-get remove --autoremove wine-*
I then followed N0rbert's instructions:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 sudo apt update
He then notes that one should remove the WineHQ repository to avoid a mess with this command:
sudo apt-add-repository -r 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main'
I'm already confident that I removed everything Wine related, so this command should only give me a response saying something along the lines that the repository couldn't be found or doesn't exist. However, I instead get this:
LSB codename: 'bionic'. This codename isn't currently supported. Please check your LSB information with "lsb_release -a".
This was weird and indicative of errors to come, but I proceed with the confidence that that repository doesn't exist and that I don't really need to worry too much about that step.
The problem really shows itself when I try to add a repository, in this case to install the "libfaudio0" package which is apparently missing and necessary to install Wine 5.0 on Ubuntu 18.04 (as it's only readily available for 19.10 and up, making the installation process a little different on older versions). I follow these directions, up to adding the repository:
wget -nv https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/xUbuntu_18.04/Release.key -O Release.key sudo apt-key add - < Release.key sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://download.opensuse.org/repositories/Emulators:/Wine:/Debian/xUbuntu_18.04/ ./' sudo apt-get update
When I attempt to add the repository, I again get the message from earlier stating "This codename isn't currently supported." So far I have not found a solution for this.
I tried to fix it by copying the solution posted here: fingerprint-gui in 18.04 . Essentially, he claims that with Cinnamon (which I think I downloaded), one also inadvertently installs MintSources, which is for Linux Mint and causes problems when running commands that depend on "software-properties-common," "software-properties-gtk," and "python3-software-properties." However this did not resolve my problem either, as I am still getting the message about the codename.
How do I go about fixing this? I have not found much at all online referring to this codename message. If you need more information from my system, just tell me what I need to put in the terminal so I may relay that information back to you.