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apt wants to remove many packages to install playonlinux

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blm14 Friday 9 November 2012 at 0:09

I have just upgraded from ubuntu 10.04 to kubuntu 12.04 64-bit. As a part of the distro upgrade process, ubuntu removed playonlinux, so I want to reinstall it.

I have done the commands in the download page:

[code]wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.listsudo apt-get update

If I try and install from command line, I get this error:

[code]ben@warez2:~$ sudo apt-get install playonlinuxReading package lists... DoneBuilding dependency tree       Reading state information... DoneSome packages could not be installed. This may mean that you haverequested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstabledistribution that some required packages have not yet been createdor been moved out of Incoming.The following information may help to resolve the situation:
The following packages have unmet dependencies: playonlinux : Depends: wine or                        wine-stable but it is not installable or                        wine-unstable but it is not installableE: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.[/code]

And if I try and install from Synaptic Package manager, it shows me that 4.1.8 is the version which will be installed but when I mark it for installation, synaptic wants to remove many many packages, including critical gnome & KDE packages and other packages not related to playonlinux including kde-workspace, evolution, nvidia-current (!!!!!) and many others. Obviously this would break my linux install. How can I  install playonlinux?

My machine is a dell precision 690, with dual quad-core xeon X5355 and 36GB ram. My video card is a nvidia gtx 260.

blm14 Friday 9 November 2012 at 17:05

well as it turns out the upgrade to 12.04 generally seems to have munged my system, so I am going to do a backup of my data and rebuild from scratch anyways.