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Patrekeosully88
February 14th, 2008, 10:48 PM
I don't mean to sound like an uber noob but i just got linux yestorday and i was trying to import some EXE files. I tired to and it said i couldn't basically so i got wine and i tired to install it but i have no idea how to install wine or anything on linux. I've been a windows user all my life so i guess im used to cushy installs ;)

Any one who could help me with installing it and how to use wine, or point me in the direction of how to, would be greatly appreated. :D

tcpip4lyfe
February 14th, 2008, 10:53 PM
open a terminal and type

sudo apt-get install wine


What are you trying to do?

Patrekeosully88
February 14th, 2008, 11:23 PM
I am trying to get some games on this computer. Its from steam, if u know what that is.

But i tried what u said and i got


E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?
USER@USER-desktop:~$ sudo apt-get install wine
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... 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.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
wine: Depends: libasound2 (> 1.0.12) but 1.0.10-2ubuntu4 is to be installed
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.5-0ubuntu1) but 2.3.6-0ubuntu20.5 is to be installed
Depends: libgphoto2-2 (>= 2.3.0) but 2.1.6-5.2ubuntu8 is to be installed Depends: libgphoto2-port0 (>= 2.3.0) but 2.1.6-5.2ubuntu8 is to be installed
Depends: libxml2 (>= 2.6.27) but 2.6.24.dfsg-1ubuntu1.1 is to be installed
Depends: libxslt1.1 (>= 1.1.20) but 1.1.15-1ubuntu1 is to be installed
E: Broken packages


Soo..... what now?:confused:

blackdragon1157
February 14th, 2008, 11:34 PM
Follow the instructions here (http://winehq.org/site/download-deb) to add the repository to your sources. After that, try
sudo apt-get install wine again.

As far as Steam goes, It's a pretty easy install. Just follow the instructions in the AppDB entry (http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iVersionId=1554).

maxehhh
February 14th, 2008, 11:37 PM
i read this (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=624644) guide from here, and i get this error:


root@bl1zzard:/home/bl1zzard/Desktop# sudo apt-get install wine
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.

Since you only requested a single operation it is extremely likely that
the package is simply not installable and a bug report against
that package should be filed.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
wine: Depends: ia32-libs (>= 1.6) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: lib32asound2 (> 1.0.14) but it is not going to be installed
Depends: libc6-i386 (>= 2.6-1) but it is not going to be installed
E: Broken packages

blackdragon1157
February 14th, 2008, 11:42 PM
What Ubuntu version? Have you tried installing Wine through Synaptic? If those missing libraries are available, they'll be installed that way.

tcpip4lyfe
February 14th, 2008, 11:45 PM
First off you have another synaptic package manager open or something else that is locking apt-get so close down everything and reboot just so we have a clean slate.

Now do:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine
sudo apt-get install -f


That should install it.

Just so you know this isn't an easy thing to do. I remember the first time I used wine and it took me 3 weeks until I could actually play a game.

Here is more info on steam:

http://appdb.winehq.org/appview.php?iVersionId=1554


Bookmark winehq.org It will be your life line to getting this working. It's going to be rough but stick with it and you'll get it. The good news is that steam actually works on linux fairly well but that doesn't mean you'll be able to play games with it. Some games work awesome. WOW and the half-lifes worked great for me. But the majority don't though without some SERIOUS tweeking and other just plain won't work.

If you want to game, windows is still your best bet. Dual booting is what I do. Games in windows, everything else in linux.

maxehhh
February 15th, 2008, 01:14 AM
Well sorry for posting my problem in someone else's thread, i have Gutsy and when i try to install it throught synaptic i get the same error.