I am running Ubuntu 18.04.
I am trying to install a Windows program using PlayOnLinux and want to use the latest stable Wine version (5.0), as I am having problems with the current version of Wine I am using. On PlayOnLinux I can see the latest version I have available is 3.20. I could not figure out how to get Wine 5.0 on PlayOnLinux so I decided to try to install it separately. Currently when running
wine --version I get
wine-3.6 (Ubuntu 3.6-1)
What I Tried
I couldn't figure out how to upgrade the wine version so I just tried to install Wine 5.0 on top of what I had currently. I tried following multiple tutorials but this one was the main one I tried: https://tecadmin.net/install-wine-on-ubuntu/
I ran the following commands:
sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386 wget -qO - https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key | sudo apt-key add - sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main' sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport
Then I tried:
sudo apt update sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
But I got:
The following packages have unmet dependencies: winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 5.0.0~eoan) E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.
So I tried using aptitude to deal with dependencies:
sudo apt install aptitude sudo aptitude install winehq-stable
And after it installing things I got:
Current status: 73 (-5) upgradable.
(Not sure if this is a good result or not)
Then I tried installing again using
sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable but got the same results as before. All the time still checking the wine version and seeing it has not been changed.
I tried removing wine using
sudo apt remove wine and
sudo apt-get purge wine but what I get is
Virtual packages like 'wine' can't be removed. I have found some forums that indicated I need to start removing files or dependencies manually, but those came with a lot of warnings and did not find anyone approving that it worked for them so I was too scared to try them out on my system.
What I want to happen
I want to be able to use Wine 5.0, preferably through PlayOnLinux, but that is not a must. I would prefer not to have to remove the other versions of Wine I have installed as I have other programs installed using them, but if the only way to do it is by removing all of Wine I will do it, but I need instructions on how to do that as what I found is not working for me.
Thanks in advance for any help available.