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So, I'm experiencing the following issue with 12.04 - installing/removing software from the Software Center doesn't work. I find the app I need/don't need click install/remove and nothing happens. I checked if it's apt issue, but it is not. There are also no errors with the repositories and no broken packages. I can install/remove packages from "apt-get" or Synaptic just fine. If this will be of any assistance - starting the Software Center as root (with gksu infront) allows me to install/remove apps.

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closed as off-topic by Lucio, Eric Carvalho, Seth, Braiam, Jorge Castro Nov 14 '13 at 16:36

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Can I ask what desktop environment you are using please. It sounds like you don't have polikit installed, which allows the root switch for adding and removing apps. –  Davmor2 Apr 11 '13 at 12:00

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