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Old 08-13-2015, 08:52 PM   #16
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I have no explanation for why you got that message. This is from the apt-get man page on Mint:

Code:
-f, --fix-broken
           Fix; attempt to correct a system with broken dependencies in place. This option, when used with install/remove, can omit any packages to permit APT to deduce a likely solution. If packages are specified, these have to completely correct the problem.  The option is sometimes necessary when running APT for the first time; APT itself does not allow broken package dependencies to exist on a system. It is possible that a system's dependency structure can be so corrupt as to require manual intervention (which usually means using dpkg --remove to eliminate some of the offending packages). Use of this option together with -m may produce an error in some situations.
Synaptic, if you have it installed, has a "fix-broken" option on one of its menus. You could try that.
 
Old 08-13-2015, 09:13 PM   #17
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It would be
Code:
apt-get install --fix-broken
-f needs a target command to be used.

Not that it will do any good. At this moment in time, wine is simply broken in the repositories for testing. There's nothing that can be done without changing repos and ending up downgrading/removing a ton of applications.

edit - I stand corrected. I just tested, and while it requires much manual intervention, it is now possible to successfully install wine1.7 in testing.

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Old 08-15-2015, 02:10 AM   #18
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Not that it will do any good. At this moment in time, wine is simply broken in the repositories for testing.
...but it is still necessary, otherwise you cannot install anything until this is fixed.
 
Old 08-15-2015, 09:01 AM   #19
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There's nothing that can be done without changing repos and ending up downgrading/removing a ton of applications.
Since my memory stick is apparently out of room, that sounds good.

'Apparently' is the key word. Ubuntu says it has no space left; Win. says it has 21.6 GB.

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Old 08-15-2015, 12:11 PM   #20
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...but it is still necessary, otherwise you cannot install anything until this is fixed.
Well, yes, that is true. You do still need to fix the broken packages.

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Since my memory stick is apparently out of room, that sounds good.

'Apparently' is the key word. Ubuntu says it has no space left; Win. says it has 21.6 GB.
If your installation is quite old, do a
Code:
apt-get autoclean
This will remove all the old .deb files of no longer installed software. If you've had it a while and been upgrading regularly, your /var/cache/apt/archives can get quite large.


Depending on how closely Ubuntu follows Debian, you may be able to install wine1.7 now by specifically doing a
Code:
apt-get install wine1.7
Might work for you, might not. If it does install it, copy out all the software it's going to remove, as some of it is probably something you want, and actually has no need of being removed, but it does anyway (I was able to reinstall everything important after wine1.7 removed it).
 
Old 08-15-2015, 02:54 PM   #21
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No, I've had the live USB for a short time.
 
  


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