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Downloading Wine on Ubuntu(Crouton) || Samsung Chromebook

Link to this post 23 Aug

Let me start off by saying, I am very sorry if this is in the wrong place on the forums. I am VERY new to linux. I have no clue what I am doing, and it may as well be a miracle that I got ubuntu installed on my chromebook in the first place.

That being said, I like linux so far. Seems very lightweight, quick, and enjoyable.

Now, my issue. I have been trying to get Wine onto my chromebook as I would like to get programs like hearthstone, and other games to play. However, I encounter issues when trying to install Wine.

I have tried to add it via sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
then sudo apt-get update, and finally sudo apt-get install wine1.7 ( i have also tried wine1.6)

The error i get is:
(precise)haland@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install wine1.7
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package wine1.7
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'wine1.7'


I have heard that you don't get as many 'quality of life' packages when installing ubuntu through crouton. If this is the case, I need to know what packages to get...

Again, sorry if this is in the wrong place... Any help would be a godsend, and I thank anyone that takes time out of their day. If I have not provided enough information, please tell me.. and I will try and supply more. Thank you, Haland.

Link to this post 23 Aug

Don't specify the version number. Just do

sudo apt-get install wine

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arochester said:

Don't specify the version number. Just do
sudo apt-get install wine


I have tried that. It comes up with this error:

(precise)haland@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get install wine
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package wine 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 'wine' has no installation candidate

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Have you tried, first, doing:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
then
sudo apt-get install wine
?

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arochester said:

Have you tried, first, doing:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
then
sudo apt-get install wine
?


It said
(precise)haland@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
(precise)haland@localhost:~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

on both upgrades, and still no luck with the installing of wine.. Threw the same error as before.

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