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While dpkg -i works, I can't install software via software centre I get:

Package operation failed
the installation or removal of a software package failed

I have tried the following:

sudo dpkg --configure -a
sudo apt-get autoremove
sudo apt-get install -f

but still nothing happens. I'm running 14.04 beta

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What is the output of sudo dpkg --configure -a? –  i08in Apr 11 at 20:12
    
The output is : no talloc stackframe at ../source3/param/loadparm.c:4864, leaking memory –  user244986 Apr 11 at 20:15
    
Did you install packages using dpkg --get-selections? –  i08in Apr 11 at 20:16
    
no, I didn't use that command –  user244986 Apr 11 at 20:18
    
I found the solution thank you for your help and your time Sir. –  user244986 Apr 11 at 20:41

2 Answers 2

Executing the following commands solved the problem for me:

sudo apt-get --fix-broken install
sudo dpkg --configure --pending
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
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You should make sure you are using one of the core window managers. For example I use openbox for systems that are not responsive enough for gnome and software-center fails in interesting ways. If I switch my session to gnome by running

gnome-session

from from the command line suddenly software center starts working.

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