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My ubuntu was remove ubuntu software center because i want to reinstall again.but i used terminal...i cannot to install ubuntu software center..

:~$ sudo apt-get install software-center
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package software-center is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source


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closed as unclear what you're asking by Braiam, Eric Carvalho, guntbert, belacqua, BuZZ-dEE Jun 11 '14 at 21:17

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How was it removed?.. – Uri Herrera Nov 30 '11 at 11:49
please add to your question the terminal output of sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade as well as cat /etc/apt/sources.list – fossfreedom Nov 30 '11 at 11:51
isn't the software center installed by default? where did it go? – TheXed Aug 8 '12 at 2:30
Add the output of apt-cache policy software-center. – Braiam Jun 11 '14 at 14:53

You can install synaptic:

Install via the software center

or via: sudo apt-get install synaptic

and than install software-center from syanptic.

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Yes sometimes you get broken packages and then run:

sudo apt-get autoremove

to fix them. Sometimes it removes important software. Take care what you do and then install it right back after you notice it missing.

sudo apt-get install -f

Fixes some of it.

sudo apt-get install synaptic

Will install Synaptic and then you can choose packages there easier than on the command line. I suggest it for newbies who want to see what packages are available to install.

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