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I try to install apps on software center and nothing happens it does'nt ask me to enter my password or anything when i click install it so annoying > <

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findout why cannot install from software centre. open terminal and type

sudo apt-get update 

is there any error message? if yes post it here, we will look at the problem. If not go ahead and install your software in the terminal like this (to install 'software-name')

sudo apt-get install software-name

see you get any error or not. If got any error post it here , if not try reinstalling software-center from syanptic.

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This is what i got –  SmallTestB0t101 Dec 5 '11 at 1:36
No errors untill i tryed to do sudo apt-get install skype –  SmallTestB0t101 Dec 5 '11 at 1:41
uninstall and reinstall software center. I don't see any error message in your comment. Can you tell me what is the terminal output when you do 'sudo apt-get install skype' You can copy and paste the terminal output in pastebin and give the url address in this comment. –  skumara Dec 5 '11 at 8:25
Is this the first time you install skype in this system or you are reinstalling skype after skype crashed in the system? –  skumara Dec 5 '11 at 8:29
sudo apt-get update :http://paste.ubuntu.com/761077 –  SmallTestB0t101 Dec 6 '11 at 0:31

use synaptic manager it is best package manager for ubuntu

To install synaptic manager:

1) Open terminal

2) type: sudo apt-get install synaptic

3) after it has installed type: sudo synaptic and enter your password to run the program

4) Otherwise you can also launch it from the dash.

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Please Improve your answer, add instructions and if possible screenshots –  Uri Herrera Dec 4 '11 at 4:21
This is to install software center again right? –  SmallTestB0t101 Dec 5 '11 at 1:16
when i have synaptic do i just unistall software center and reinstall it? –  SmallTestB0t101 Dec 5 '11 at 1:49
didnt work.....DO i unistall and install or do i press reinstall...? –  SmallTestB0t101 Dec 5 '11 at 2:43

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