If you are having troubles installing Wine (including Wine 1.5) or Skype 4 from the official repository of Ubuntu whether from the terminal or Ubuntu Software Center, you can try the solution described below to fix this problem. This issue is very common after a new install of Ubuntu in which the installation of these software are interrupted due to missing dependencies.
To solve dependencies problems, you need to switch the server your system downloads packages from to the main server by following these simple instructions:
- Open Ubuntu Software Center and head to Edit > Software Sources:
- In the option that says "Download from:", select "Main server" from the dropdown menu (user password required):
- Close now the Software Sources window and open the terminal and run this command:
sudo apt-get update
You can now install Skype 4 or Wine from the terminal or Ubuntu Software Center without errors.