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I tried to install ChessX using Ubuntu Software Center. But it shows error. Hence,How to install it? Or Any alternate Chess Game for Ubuntu 14.04?

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    What is the error ? Open terminal and run sudo apt-get install chessx add any errors to the question, FYI it installed fine in terminal, for me, on 14.04 and it runs too
    – Mark Kirby
    Aug 4, 2015 at 10:40
  • Try sudo apt-get install Xboard. Aug 4, 2015 at 10:41
  • The following packages have unmet dependencies: chessx : Depends: libqt4-core but it is not going to be installed Depends: libqt4-gui but it is not going to be installed E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages Aug 4, 2015 at 10:42
  • Try running sudo apt-get -f install && apt-get update, then try sudo apt-get install chessx, did it work ?
    – Mark Kirby
    Aug 4, 2015 at 11:11
  • You already did it, the big green tick next to the answer
    – Mark Kirby
    Aug 4, 2015 at 11:49

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The problem here, based on your terminal output is:

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

To fix this, open terminal and run

sudo apt-get -f install && apt-get update

Then try the install again

sudo apt-get install chessx
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  • Yes, the package was broken, But using your method, i got it @mark kirby Aug 4, 2015 at 11:35
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First make sure that Universe Repositories are enabled.

Once that is done, just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the command(s) below:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install chessx
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  • how to know whether universe repositories are enabled? Aug 4, 2015 at 10:44
  • Click on the link in the answer, and it will show you how to check.
    – Mitch
    Aug 4, 2015 at 10:50
  • It is in Enabled mode only @Mitch Aug 4, 2015 at 10:56
  • If its enabled, just install chessx. I just tried it, and it works.
    – Mitch
    Aug 4, 2015 at 11:28
  • yeah it worked for me too by using this, i got it, sudo apt-get -f install && apt-get update, then i tried sudo apt-get install chessx @mitch Aug 4, 2015 at 11:31

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