Missing dependency for installing Wine: Hirsute/Focal mixup?

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I'm on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS and trying to install WineHQ using the instructions on the official website:

tb@tb-Legion-Y540-17IRH:~$ sudo add-apt-repository 'deb focal main'
[sudo] password for tb: 
Hit:1 focal InRelease
Hit:2 focal InRelease                      
Hit:3 focal-security InRelease               
Hit:4 focal-updates InRelease     
Hit:5 focal-backports InRelease   
Hit:6 focal InRelease        
Hit:7 hirsute InRelease
Reading package lists... Done

Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS is called Focal, while Hirsute refers to Ubuntu 21.04 (which I do NOT have). Notice that the seventh and last Hit is the only one that is for hirsute. I only care because of the error that comes in the next step:

tb@tb-Legion-Y540-17IRH:~$ sudo apt install --install-recommends winehq-stable
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 winehq-stable : Depends: wine-stable (= 6.0.2~hirsute-1)
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

The missing dependency seems to refer to something that's connected to Hirsute, which is a version of Ubuntu I don't have.

What's wrong and how do I fix it?

Best regards, a non-coder who needs one Windows application for work

Organic Marble avatar
us flag
Do you have a specific need for a version of wine more advanced than the one in the official Ubuntu 20.04 repos?
N0rbert avatar
zw flag
Why do you mix hirsute with focal?
anvandarnamn avatar
th flag
If you read my question again, you'll notice that I'm following the instructions to install for Focal, not for Hirsute, because I don't need a version of wine more advanced than the one in the official Ubuntu 20.04 repos. I didn't request anything relating to Hirsute when installing, so I'm not attempting to mix hirsute with focal. But hirsute is in the error message, which is why I mention it.

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