Here is a link showing my terminal. I can not install Wine and it is frustrating, Please offer some advice. https://i.stack.imgur.com/zwy2S.jpg

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In elementary OS it is not possible to add PPAs by default. You need to enable this feature with sudo apt install software-properties-common

  • Okay so i did that, now its saying it cant install Wine due to broken held packages imgur.com/D9xeL1r
    – Franklin
    Jul 10, 2019 at 21:03
  • Also got an error when trying to install from the app center imgur.com/WQTsviS
    – Franklin
    Jul 10, 2019 at 21:20
  • Try to update / dist-upgrade your system. There are a lot of not up to date packages. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove && sudo apt-get autoclean. Then also check if there is something written with broken packages. Try to run sudo apt update --fix-missing and then sudo apt install -f Jul 11, 2019 at 14:35
  • Which eOS are you using? Is it Juno? If so, you should use the Ubuntu 18.04 LTS link. sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main' Jul 11, 2019 at 14:41
  • Yes it is Juno.
    – Franklin
    Jul 11, 2019 at 16:32

This worked for me.

sudo dpkg --add-architecture i386
wget -nc https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/winehq.key
sudo apt-key add winehq.key
sudo apt install software-properties-common
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cybermax-dexter/sdl2-backport
sudo apt-add-repository 'deb https://dl.winehq.org/wine-builds/ubuntu/ bionic main'
sudo apt update && sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable


Try using:

sudo apt-get install wine-stable

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