wine installation requires removal of google earth

Bug #1007773 reported by Darwin Survivor on 2012-06-02
This bug affects 8 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
wine1.4 (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I believe I have found a packaging bug for either wine or google earth. Since there is no ubuntu-hosted copy of google-earth (the official docs say to use google's .deb) I am filing this under wine.

=== What Happened ===
I should be able to install both google-earth and wine in ubuntu (I was able to with 11.10 and Fedora).
However when I try to install wine, it tries to REMOVE google earth.

=== Steps to Reproduce ===
I followed the installation instructions for installing google earth on then followed the attempted to install wine using the software center and got a message stating that it would require the removal of:

I then attempted to install it via "sudo apt-get install wine" and got the same error. I have attached the output of that terminal session.

This is on a *fresh* install (not an upgrade) of Precise that is only a week old.

=== Other references ===
I also found the following discussion on the forums showing that I am no the only one

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: wine (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-24.39-generic 3.2.16
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-24-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu8
Architecture: amd64
Date: Sat Jun 2 02:51:21 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: wine1.4
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in wine1.4 (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed

It appears that they can both be installed if they are installed in the opposite order.

1) Install google-earth (may not be required, but I already had it)
2) Install wine (it will remove google-earth)
3) Re-install google-earth

Interrestingly enough, step 3 did NOT remove wine! I now have both installed, but I still feel there is a bug here somewhere's because it shouldn't matter in which what order they are installed.

Daniel Hartwig (wigs) wrote :

> The following packages will be REMOVED:
> alien debhelper gettext google-earth-stable intltool-debian
> lsb-core po-debconf

All these packages eventually depend on gettext. Please see bug #954029.

Directly depending packages: intltool-debian po-debconf. These are both arch: all and should not be causing the problem directly (they depend on native-arch version of gettext). It is most likely due to wine1.4-i386 recommends of gettext, which actually means gettext:i386 and this is the relationship causing trouble.

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