I am running Linux Mint 19.1.
Whilst downloading a 3D editing software I believe someone's coding instructions have caused an issue with my system. I am currently trying to download gThumb from Software Manager, but I am met with an error message:
The package system is broken
Check if you are using third party repositories. If so disable them, since they are a common source of problems. Furthermore run the following command in a Terminal: apt-get install -f
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
wine-stable: Depends: wine-stable-amd64 (= 4.0~bionic) but 4.0~bionic is installed Depends: wine-stable-i386 (= 4.0~bionic) but it is not installed
I have tried the suggested command and I am met with:
alex@alex-Lenovo-Y50-70-Touch:~$ apt-get install -f E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend - open (13: Permission denied) E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock (/var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend), are you root? alex@alex-Lenovo-Y50-70-Touch:~$ sudo apt-get install -f [sudo] password for alex: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Correcting dependencies... Done The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required: icoutils libcapi20-3 libodbc1 libwxgtk3.0-gtk3-0v5 python-wxgtk3.0 python-wxversion wine-stable-amd64 Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them. The following packages will be REMOVED: playonlinux wine-stable winehq-stable 0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 3 to remove and 421 not upgraded. After this operation, 9,415 kB disk space will be freed. Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y dpkg: error: configuration error: /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/architectures:1: unknown option 'foreign-architecture' E: Sub-process dpkg --set-selections returned an error code (2) E: Couldn't record the approved state changes as dpkg selection states alex@alex-Lenovo-Y50-70-Touch:~$
I have read several similar posts about this issue but haven't found any exactly the same, or with an actual solution. Please help.