In this article, we will guide you through the process of fixing the Wine installation error “winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 188.8.131.52~jammy-1)”. This error typically occurs when you’re trying to install Wine on Ubuntu, and the system encounters dependency issues.
To fix the Wine installation error "winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 184.108.40.206~jammy-1)", you need to uninstall all Wine packages, delete the custom apt source, update your package sources, and then install Wine from the Ubuntu Software application.
Understanding the Error
Before we delve into the solution, it’s important to understand what this error means. In simple terms, your system is unable to install the ‘winehq-stable’ package because it depends on another package ‘wine-stable’ of a specific version (220.127.116.11~jammy-1) that is not installed or available.
Steps to Fix the Error
Step 1: Uninstall Wine Packages
The first step is to completely uninstall all the packages you installed for Wine. This can be done by running the following command in your terminal:
sudo apt remove --autoremove winehq-stable
In this command,
sudo allows you to run commands with administrative privileges.
apt is the package handling utility in Ubuntu,
remove is used to remove the packages, and
--autoremove is used to remove packages that were automatically installed to satisfy dependencies for other packages and are now no longer needed.
Step 2: Delete the Custom Apt Source
Next, delete the custom apt source you created for Wine by removing the corresponding file. This can be done by running:
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq-focal.sources
rm is the remove command that deletes files, and
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq-focal.sources is the path of the file to be deleted.
Step 3: Update Your Package Sources
After removing the Wine packages and the custom apt source, you need to update your package sources. This can be done by running:
sudo apt update
update command is used to resynchronize the package index files from their sources.
Step 4: Install Wine from Ubuntu Software Application
Now, instead of installing Wine using the command line, you can install it directly from the Ubuntu Software application. Open the Software Store, search for “Wine”, and select the version you want to install (e.g., Wine Stable). Click on the “Install” button to start the installation process. Enter your password when prompted.
If you encounter any further issues, you can refer to the following related questions on Ask Ubuntu for additional troubleshooting steps:
- Can’t install Wine Ubuntu 18.04
- How do I resolve unmet dependencies after adding a PPA?
This method should install Wine without any dependency issues. It is recommended to use the Software Store for installing Wine on Ubuntu, as it ensures compatibility and simplifies the installation process. If you still encounter issues, do not hesitate to reach out to the Ubuntu community or the WineHQ forum for further assistance.
Wine is a compatibility layer that allows you to run Windows applications on Linux and other Unix-like operating systems. It provides a translation layer between the Windows API and the underlying operating system, allowing Windows applications to run seamlessly.
This error occurs when the ‘winehq-stable’ package you’re trying to install has a dependency on another package called ‘wine-stable’ of a specific version (18.104.22.168~jammy-1) that is either not installed or not available in your system’s package repositories.
To uninstall Wine packages, you can use the following command in the terminal:
sudo apt remove --autoremove winehq-stable. This command will remove the ‘winehq-stable’ package and any other packages that were automatically installed as dependencies.
You can delete a custom apt source by removing the corresponding file. For example, if the custom apt source file is located at
/etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq-focal.sources, you can use the command
sudo rm /etc/apt/sources.list.d/winehq-focal.sources to delete it.
You can update your package sources by running the command
sudo apt update in the terminal. This command will resynchronize the package index files from their sources, ensuring that you have the latest information about available packages.
Yes, you can install Wine directly from the Ubuntu Software application. Open the Software Store, search for "Wine", and select the version you want to install (e.g., Wine Stable). Click on the "Install" button to start the installation process. You will be prompted to enter your password.
If you still encounter issues with Wine installation, it is recommended to seek assistance from the Ubuntu community or the WineHQ forum. They can provide further guidance and support to help resolve any remaining problems.