[pkg-wine-party] Bug#767096: E: Package 'wine32' has no installation candidate

Mathieu Malaterre malat at debian.org
Tue Oct 28 12:25:24 UTC 2014

Package: wine
Version: 1.6.2-8
Severity: minor
Tags: Patch

Currently the steps to install a 32bits wine is as follow (jessie):

$ sudo apt-get install wine
$ wine MS-A10.exe
unable to find wine executable: the wine32 package probably needs to
be installed.
and it looks like multiarch needs to be enabled as well.  as root, please
execute "dpkg --add-architecture i386 && apt-get install wine32"
$ sudo su -
# dpkg --add-architecture i386 && apt-get install wine32
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package wine32 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
However the following packages replace it:

E: Package 'wine32' has no installation candidate

It would be (super-)nice to change the wording into:

execute "dpkg --add-architecture i386 && apt-get update && apt-get
install wine32"


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