sudo apt-get install pipelight
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package pipelight is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source

E: Package 'pipelight' has no installation candidate

You have three options. Option one is wait for pipelight to be officially compiled and released then install as shown here. Option two is compile it yourself as is shown here. Option three is to install from the .deb files for Ubuntu 15.10 which can be found here. For option three you will need to install pipelight-multi - deb file and be sure you pick the 32bit or 64bit file depending on your computer hardware. Here is how you can check. As always, the safest and preferred option is option one.


I did the source route and did it like this:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:pipelight/stable
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine-staging
sudo apt-get build-dep wine-staging
wget https://bitbucket.org/mmueller2012/pipelight/get/v0.2.8.1.tar.gz
tar -xzf v0.2.8.1.tar.gz
cd mmueller2012-pipelight-8a1bdc6c254f
./configure --wine-path=/opt/wine-staging/bin/wine
sudo make install
sudo mkdir -p /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/
sudo pipelight-plugin --enable flash
sudo pipelight-plugin --enable widevine
sudo pipelight-plugin --update
sudo pipelight-plugin --create-mozilla-plugins

For some reason the people that did the ppa have the patched version of wine (called wine-staging), but they don't have pipelight in there. This is nice because it means you don't have to build wine which is huge and you can just build pipelight.

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    I got the following error: ERROR: No mingw32-g++ compiler found. Please use --win32-cxx to specify one. for this command: ./configure --wine-path=/opt/wine-staging/bin/wine – Sadee Oct 12 '16 at 9:21
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    I have Ubuntu 16.04. I had to install sudo apt-get install mingw-w64 and sudo apt-get install libx11-dev But, sudo make intsall says: make: *** No rule to make target 'intsall'. Stop. – Sadee Oct 12 '16 at 9:35
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    Whoops. That was a typo. It should be "sudo make install". I'll edit the post. Thanks. – Peter Haight Oct 12 '16 at 21:16
  • For your first comment which I think you got past, this probably would have helped: sudo apt build-dep wine – Peter Haight Oct 12 '16 at 21:26
  • @Sadee mingw32-g++ is a dependency. Try sudo apt install mingw32-g++. From their site: You also need to check that the following dependencies are fulfilled (you can skip mingw if you want to use wineg++ or the precompiled binaries): libc6-dev, libx11-dev, mingw-w64, g++-mingw-w64, make, g++, sed – Jose Barakat Nov 27 '16 at 8:00

It's because pipelight hasn't been specifically compiled for 16.04. Apt-get looks for the version that is compiled for your version of the OS. Just install the 15.10 version. Works fine.

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You can change manually in system configuration - software and updates searh for the PPA and change xenial to wily. I did that and worked well.

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