Hello I am new here and I have been trying to install wine:

$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7
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:
 wine1.7 : Depends: wine1.7-i386 (= 1.7.4-0ubuntu4) but it is not installable
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

what should I do ?

marked as duplicate by Avinash Raj, Eliah Kagan, BuZZ-dEE, karel, Braiam Jan 19 '14 at 15:51

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  • You're trying to install a latest version of wine! Are you sure this version is in your repository? Did you add a new repository to install the latest version of wine? like: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa ? Reply.. – Saurav Kumar Oct 24 '13 at 3:01
  • See here: askubuntu.com/q/140246/176889 – kiri Nov 3 '13 at 0:23
  • What is the output of sudo apt-get check and apt-cache policy wine1.7 wine1.7-i386, – Braiam Jan 19 '14 at 15:51

Follow these steps to install wine1.7

  • open terminal and execute these commands:

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install wine1.7

    if again last command gives you some error then replace it by:

    sudo apt-get install wine1.7 wine1.7-i386"=1.7.4-0ubuntu4"
  • It should successfully install wine without any problem. :)

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