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Update Manager, Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager segfault

I made and ran a shell script made up of the following: wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O ...
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Is there a package manager which allows arbitrary queries for status, name, last change timestamp

I imagine at least stable sortable columns (or better columns with sort priority) to show information for the equivalent of a query like "show me installed packages whose status changed today, sorted ...
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Software Updater Error [duplicate]

I am getting an error in Ubuntu as follows and frequent crash report is generated. Any help to fix this? Because of this error i am not able to run my software updater. Thanks. E:Encountered a ...
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removing libraries after uninstallation

I removed abiword, from software center, and did autoremove and autoclean. I wanted to upgrade my system and it shows that Libabiword and abiword-common needs to be upgraded. I was surprised to see ...
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What are the different ways to install a software on Ubuntu?

I am a beginner trying to understand how installation of software works in ubuntu. I have installed a lot of softwares on my system but everytime I want to install something I will just google and ...
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I Have recently installed 13.10. I'm Getting a problem when i use sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

This is what I'm getting when i'm using sudo apt-get updates E: Type 'Download' is not known on line 61 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: Malformed line 3 in source list ...
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1answer
35 views

Error in update and upgrade

Following are some of the errors that I am getting while using the command: sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade W: Failed to fetch ...
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23 views

Updating Software

I recently have been shown just how new i am to ubuntu through this issue: I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and i have installed Hedgehogs version 0.9.17.1 using the ubuntu software center. I haven't been ...
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Problem with broken package system

Yesterday I found that the Code::Blocks 13.12 on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is broken, when I clicked the icon, it reacted nothing, so I tried to reinstall. I tried to use the instructions from codeblocks' ...
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Cannot install packages with Apt, Synaptic or the Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

My problems started when I tried to fix a wireless connectivity issue I was having by reinstalling bcmwl-kernel-source for starters. I believe this failed and is causing the error below. I get the ...
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1answer
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Scratch 1.4 not available on Ubuntu 13 anymore?

I used to run older versions of Ubuntu that included Scratch 1.4. I have a fresh Ubuntu 13.10 (installed today) and Scratch is just not there anymore. The Software center does NOT show any Scratch in ...
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1answer
126 views

Problem with ttf-mscorefonts installer

Please help me out with the below issue I tried "sudo apt-get install ubuntu-restricted-extras" on 13.10 and it all worked well until something named ttf-mscorefonts installer came. It was not ...
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can't run software updater or get debian packages to work or access source files and ubuntu software center not working [duplicate]

Install button in software center stays gray after clicked but doesn't do anything. This is what I get when I try and update and upgrade. daniela@daniela-Latitude-E6400:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade [sudo] ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 12.04 apt directory corrupted

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my old HP dv6646us laptop. I was trying to install jdk7 (Java Development Kit 7) on it and tried many things. Long story short, I think I corrupted the ...
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1answer
29 views

unable to open software center and updatemanager

I deleted opt.conf.d folder in /etc/apt and I copied a new one from live dvd after this my software center, update manager, are not able to open. When I open software center it is giving me an error ...
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1answer
123 views

How can I uninstall an application that Software Center will not?

Running Ubuntu 12. 04. Installed both "VirtualBox" and "X86 virtualization solution - base binaries". I downloaded a newer version of Virtual Box, specifically ...
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1answer
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cache failed ubuntu 13.10

I just installed ubuntu 13.10 and I tried to update via terminal sudo apt-get update Everything seemed to be running normally and is still running I just cant get anything from the software center ...
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51 views

need help errors and lots of missing packages ubuntu 13.10

i am running ubuntu 13.10 on an msi notebook, i am in no way computer literate and to try and fix one small problem i have unintentionally gotten in way over my head, created more problems and am in ...
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Software Center Redownloads Zotero in any software installation

I have just installed Zotero Standalone by running these commands in Terminal: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:smathot/cogscinl sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install zotero-standalone and now I see ...
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1answer
28 views

Translation - “Adding the key to the list of trusted software vendors failed”

I am translating for Ubuntu. This text belongs in ../aptdaemon/enums.py:382 as part of software center, (the settings where it sets the apt sources and where you can add custom sources). Does anyone ...
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1answer
59 views

What does this mean & what impact does it have: Failed to download repository information [duplicate]

Today out of the clear blue I received the following message when I ran my updater under Ubuntu 13.10 laptop. Failed to download repository information. I see there are a ton of questions regarding ...
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Is it possible to limit Software Center or apt-get install downloading to a specific time of day?

I have free bandwidth everyday from 12 am till 7 am. That means I put everything that I want to download in the software center and go to sleep. I want the download process to stop at 7 am. For that ...
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Unable to upgrade through sudo apt-get upgrade or through Software Center

I have tried upgrading the software through Software Center however the software center keeps on crashing. When i tried through the terminal I got the following message:- sudo apt-get upgrade Reading ...
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0answers
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Reading package lists…Error [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu 13-10 yesterday and when i want to open software center i get this error: SystemError: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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1answer
93 views

How to download software from the Ubuntu app directory?

I don't want to use sudo apt-get 'softwareName' to install software on a Ubuntu machine. Instead I want to go to https://apps.ubuntu.com search for the software then download and install it later like ...
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1answer
86 views

How to get the software center to work for Ubuntu 11.04 (or any older version)? [closed]

I can't install Ubuntu because of UEFI. So, I'm using vm-ware. Sadly, it runs slow on newer versions of Ubuntu. 11.04 & 10.04 run great. Problem is: I can't use the software center. I tried ...
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86 views

facing a problem in updating software

The message which is showing when failed to update software is shown below. Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. ...
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38 views

Graphics libray DISLIN requires openmotif with no simple install procedure— any ideas?

Graphics libray DISLIN, for use with many compilers (gfortran, in my case), requires the openmotif package. It's not in the USCenter but is available here. It's build is dependent on 14 other ...
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0answers
18 views

cannot open software center or use apt-get install [duplicate]

I have been trying to get it working for over an hour and a half now, the code below is what I keep getting. The example is from me trying to install synaptic, but I get the errors on most apt-get ...
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267 views

Requires installation of untrusted packages ?? and cant update apt-get [duplicate]

When I try to install any app from Ubuntu software center I get this: I had read somewhere that I need to enter apt-get update, but this is the result: root@Alexander-PC:~# apt-get update E: ...
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1answer
49 views

Package installation uninstallation error

For last few days, whatever software installtion/uninstallation I do with apt-get/software center it is getting ended up with message: Setting up initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu0.8) ... ...
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1answer
521 views

How can I install the $0 applications from the Ubuntu Software Center with apt-get?

In the Ubuntu Software Center, there are lots of $0 apps that I can 'purchase': for example: crazytoad pinball-bakno colorsudoku As these applications are free (as in beer), I wonder how I can ...
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How to exit apt-get?

When I try to install new software from the Ubuntu Software Center, it says "waiting for apt-get to exit". How I can exit apt-get?
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1answer
99 views

apt-get not recognizing downloaded archives

I installed Ubuntu Gnome 13.10. I previously had Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 and had all the archives in the /var/cache/apt/archives/ stored to a removable disk. After installing 13.10 I copied all my archives ...
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1answer
171 views

Failed i3wm install package has unment dependinces [duplicate]

Tried installing i3wm from these instructions using the Ubuntu ppa http://i3wm.org/docs/repositories.html Got this error when I typed in the final command apt-get install i3 sudo apt-get install i3 ...
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0answers
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Apt-get and dpkg missing and/or broken, software center has segmentation fault

I've gotten into a real bind here, I'm not exactly certain when this happened but I've been really perplexed on how to fix this issue. At the moment I can't get apt-get to work at all. As in, there is ...
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0answers
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Software Center crashes. Please help! [duplicate]

There is a problem opening the Ubuntu Software Center, It pops up and seems to be loading and just crashes. Here is the output of running the command: software-center in the terminal: 2013-10-15 ...
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1answer
597 views

Software Center Frozen/Broken and Sudo apt-get broken

So I keep trying to install things on my laptop and whenever I try to use sudo apt-get I get the same errors every time, SystemError: E:Read error - read (5: Input/output error), E:The package lists ...
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222 views

Ubuntu Software Center and apt-get Won't Allow Me to Upgrade or Install Software

I have been having some annoying issues due to downloading on Ubuntu and terminal. I understand and have seen all questions and answers of my issue and "none" have worked at all. I am currently using ...
0
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1answer
149 views

Failed to load the package list (trying to install flash player) (Lubuntu 13.04)

I'm trying to find a solution for a few days, I hope someone can answer me. I tried several times to install flash player through lubuntu software center, and after I hit "Install Packages" it gives ...
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1answer
71 views

Why is Software Updater showing additional updates?

I have never seen this before until today. Just a moment ago Software Updater displayed itself to me and said I have packages I need to update. Among them was ClamAV, which I have never installed. I ...
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1answer
264 views

software-center crashed; will not re-install after attempted fix

I'm stumped. On my system, software-center was crashing within 2 seconds of execution. I tried to resolve the issue by running: sudo apt-get remove --purge software-center sudo apt-get install ...
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votes
1answer
47 views

Error message in software center - not in lp-ppa-pasgui

I tried to publish a review for Homebank and got the error message "package homebank not in lp-ppa-pasgui precise for precise". What is it trying to tell me? I haven't removed any software sources ...
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1answer
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apt-get update not working (Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]) [closed]

When I try to run apt-get update I get the following error messages: I am using: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 11.04 Release: 11.04 Codename: natty W: Failed to fetch ...
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how can I fix? Error: Opening the cache

I'm new to Ubuntu.I installed the newest version two days ago. I used the Software Updater and when I restarted the computer the Dash and Launcher were missing. I tried reinstalling the OS, the dash ...
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apt.conf “Acquire::http:Proxy ”proxyserver:port" seems not to be used (Ubuntu 13.04 under Virtual Box on Win7)

This is for an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop in a VirtualBox VM. I'm on a corprate network with an HTTP proxy at x.y.z.251:9090. I've configured the guest OS with the autoconfiguration script, ...
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Where does the software-center store its history?

The Ubuntu software center is able to display a detailed history of packages installed /updated/removed according to date. Where does it get this info from? (/var/log/dpkg.log is maintained only ...
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votes
1answer
452 views

Ubuntu 13.04 apt-get and software center crashes

So, for some reasons, the installation of google talk failed and now I cannot install anything. First after I tried apt-get, ubuntu asked me to manually run this command, sudo dpkg --configure -a ...
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53 views

How can I remove Proprietary Sources

I only enabled "main" and "universe" repos, but still proprietary software like "steam" are enabled and shown in the list, how can I remove them?
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457 views

Pycrypto installation problem on Ubuntu

Everything works fine until this: $ cd pycrypto-2.6 $ python setup.py install This is the output: running install running build running build_py running build_ext running build_configure ...