Failed installation of Wine and e-Sword.

Frans Ketelaars ketelaars at
Mon Jan 25 20:27:16 GMT 2010

On Mon, 25 Jan 2010 08:35:35 -0500, Steven Vollom wrote:

> My OS is Kubuntu Karmic.  I have an AMD quad core 9600 processor with
> 4gb of SDRAM.  I attempted installation of e-Sword and failed.
> As per instructions, I installed the Wine 1.1.37 version.  When
> attempting the installation of e-Sword, the computer froze at 97% of the
> installation.  It required a re-boot to continue.

You _decided_ to reboot ;)
> After booting, I confirmed that Wine was installed by looking in Kmenu
> Applications, then attempted installing e-Sword again using the e-Sword
> installer.  The application failed with the following error message: 
> Package: e-sword-installer,  Status:  Error:  Cannot install 'wine'.
> I attempted to repair any broken package by using the command, "sudo
> dpkg -- configure -a".

According to "man dpkg" there shouldn't be a space before "configure", so 
I guess you meant "sudo dpkg --configure -a". Probably just a typo in 
your email. 

> It appeared to work, because I was returned to
> my command line prompt, steven at Yeshua:~$.  I was not successful it
> repairing any broken package though, if that was the appropriate
> command.
> Using the Wine uninstaller, I attempted to remove Wine, thinking that
> perhaps it had installed improperly.  I was unsuccessful.
> I used the command:  sudo apt-get remove wine, and got the following:
> steven at Yeshua:~$ sudo apt-get remove wine Reading package lists... Done
> Building dependency tree
> Reading state information... Done
> Package wine is not installed, so not removed 0 upgraded, 0 newly
> installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. steven at Yeshua:~$
> This is confusing, because when I open Kmenu, it shows that Wine is an
> installed application.
> I do not know what to do now.  I have read everything posted in the
> forums about Wine and e-Sword, without success.
> My instinct is that I must purge Wine, even though command line says it
> is not installed, since it still shows on the menu of applications as
> installed. Thank you for any useful instructions.
> If purge is required, please advise appropriate wording for a command
> line purging of unwanted packages and dependencies, and what my next
> step should be.
> Steven

Good luck!


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