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Installation Trouble

dpkg permission denied

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yarddogg77 Sunday 13 November 2016 at 21:31

The first thing I did here was to follow the instructions to install play on linux. I entered the command-

sudo echo "foreign-i386 architecture"> /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/multiarch

The results-

bash: /etc/dpkg/dpkg.cfg.d/multiarch: permission denied

I entered the nest command just to see what it would say-

sudo apt-get install wine:1386

It listed 158 packages and a whole lot of other suggested packages which I am reluctant to install because I don't believe the first command did what it should. If the first command had worked it would have said- okay or somehow verified that the settings had been changed to support i386. I'm on a 64bit machine with a 64bit install. I'm reluctant to use your software if the very first command you mention to use doesn't work, unless the problem I've described is normal and the install works correctly. When I checked on this forum for a solution the first 3-4 posts I noticed were that this site is out of date, wiki is out of date, the repositories are out of date. What is going on around here? I'm not bitching, I just want to know if I should move on from this before I spend hours trying to make this work, lol. Is there another webpage to find this software with updated info? I would love to play Skyrim on linux to see if I get better performance than I did on windows 8, which I have finally wiped off of my laptop for good, lol. Help?

yarddogg77 Sunday 13 November 2016 at 21:40

I should mention I'm using xubuntu 16.04, 64bit machine, 64bit install. I've been using ubuntu and xubuntu since version 6.06 but I've never became anything more than a normal user. I've messed around with wine a bit and had a game or two working, but play on linux is entirely new to me. Do I need to omehow change the permissions for dpkg or run the command as root? I thought sudo took care of that.

yarddogg77 Sunday 13 November 2016 at 22:22

I just found playonlinux in the synaptic package manager and it seems to be the latest version listed on here so I guess I will go with that. If it doesn't work, then I know where it is so I can remove it. I'm curious sbout playonlinux version 5. I was reading that it was in development but that post was about a year ago.