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  1. #1
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    Porblem with installing Crossover

    Hi Ubuntu community!

    Installed Ubuntu yesterday and must say: it's great! So much nicer than windows xp, my previous system.

    I'm trying to install Crossover, though yet without any luck.
    The installation goes through a .deb file and I get the following message:

    "Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: dpkg (>= 1.16.5)"

    I checked on the internet what I could do and tried to add the following line at terminal:

    'sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386'

    And then I get:

    dpkg: error: unknown option --add-architecture

    Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages [*];
    Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
    Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
    Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
    Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;

    Options marked [*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' !



    I have no idea what to do with this, looked on the internet but I'm a complete linux newbie

    Anyone any idea how I can still install crossover?

    Thanks in advance,
    Tijs

    ps. I have the 32-bit version of Ubuntu, maybe that's necessary info to fix this thing.

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    Re: Porblem with installing Crossover

    Hello and welcome to the forums.

    I guess you're using Ubuntu 12.04. The latest version of Crossover has a dependency for a dpkg version that is greater to or equal to 1.16.5. Ubuntu 12.04 comes with 1.16.1, hence the problem.

    There is a FAQ entry on the codeweaver's website that discusses this to some extent, and suggests that if the deb packages doesn't work, you can:
    If you receive this error, please defer to the ".bin" installer available here.
    ...in other words, use the bin installer instead of the deb package.



    I checked on the internet what I could do and tried to add the following line at terminal:

    'sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386'
    ps. I have the 32-bit version of Ubuntu, maybe that's necessary info to fix this thing.
    The "--add-architecture" parameter is for 64-bit systems, and since you have a 32-bit install, it won't work for you.

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    Re: Porblem with installing Crossover

    Wow thanks a lot, that worked

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