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Software Center and cross-platform licensing of a commercial app

I currently use my own scheme for licensing where the user is emailed a license file upon purchase. The license file would allow the user to run the app on both Windows and Linux. Without the license, ...
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Can't execute Remarkable markdown editor Ubuntu 15.10 gnome

I tried to download and install Remarkable using the .deb from their website via software centre. Each time it crashes when I attempt to execute it. This is the result from terminal: ...
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Download Lingot

I found an app on the Ubuntu Software Center, and installed it. Now I see that to re-install the app I can either download from Ubuntu Universe, or via this website using Ubuntu Software Center, but ...
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Software center crashing - header?

Having an issue here with my software center crashing upon initially running. This is the error Im receiving: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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It tries to make me Buy something that says it is free (14.04) [on hold]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 yesterday and i have been trying to install a program and it says "Buy" even though the price says "Free" i clicked "Buy" and it told me to enter my Credit Card info ...
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Silverlight causing Software Center to crash

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system. I installed silverlight plugin to view netflix on Chrome browser. When I tried to load Software Center, it crashed on startup. I tried again through ...
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Xfce dark theme font colours

I have a problem with dark theme. I'm using Ubuntu Studio and Nox theme. Unfortunately I cannot see youtube like/dislike ratio because its font with this theme is almost white. This problem rarely ...
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when i click on ubuntu software center or open it via terminal it opens up for a second and then automatically gets closed

I also tried to reinstall it but its showing error Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en_IN Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header ...
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ubuntu software is supported for users ubuntu yet? [duplicate]

i before heared that ubuntu software is missing from new version ubuntu,is true in new version,if is true,why this is happened? my center software doesn't work now!!!i have ubuntu 13. please help ...
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Flash Player Issue

I am having problem with flash player in Ubuntu 15.10 (Mozilla Firefox and Chromium).
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Reqiures installation of untrusted packages

In the first look it seems to be another duplicated question , but the difference here is that I tried several server changings but the result was the same. Trying to install a package form software ...
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Can't use the software centre

I have recently installed Ubuntu onto my laptop. I have used it in the past just running on the disk and have never had any problems with it.. I am connected to my wifi and have full access to the ...
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software center crashes - problems with google-chrome-stable

I get: (translated from German) SystemError: E: Package google-chrome-stable must be reinstalled, however, no archive can be found. New installation of software is not possible because the ...
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Trying to install software center and wine [duplicate]

I just put Ubuntu on my Chromebook and i am trying to install software center and wine I typed in the command sudo apt-get install (program) and at the end a user license agreement pops up ...
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Create new admin account with other account's software already installed

I have an admin account(say X) where I have installed some 50 software packages. Now I want to create another admin account(say Y) who can use all 50 software packages. Is this possible? How do I ...
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In Ubuntu 14.04 the message I get when using software center, software broken

When I try to install some software from the Ubuntu Software Center the message says Software Broken. I have been trying to get my Dell C1765 nfw printer, scanner, fax to work, so I looked in the ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Software Center not starting

I have been using Ubuntu from time to time but not an expert. I have been looking for a fix to this problem to no avail. The Ubuntu Software Center was working fine and now suddenly it is not starting ...
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Unable to start an account at Ubuntu soft wear [duplicate]

the security thing that makes you type in the encrypted letter picture does not let me in no matter how many times I do it. some one should fix it. I am ready to thought his computer on the trash ...
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Software Center doesn't start - could not initiate dbus

Ubuntu Software Center is lost from my Ubuntu & it's not showing in launcher. When i run sudo software-center in my terminal, the output is something like this: 2016-01-29 17:46:53,262 - ...
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When I download the Software Center in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity on my Chrome book, I can't do anything

When I install the Software Center it shows me a window and when I click "ok" it doesn't work. What can I do? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried using sudo apt-get install software-center but it ...
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Software Center Will Not Install From Terminal

When trying to install Software Center I get the following message: ~$ sudo apt-get install software-center Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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Why is the Ubuntu Software Center being replaced by GNOME Software?

In Ubuntu 16.04 the Ubuntu Software Center will be replaced with the GNOME Software app, but why is this so? Why did they make this decision? Because GNOME Software hasn't even been released stably ...
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Ubuntu Software Center disappeared. Reinstalling it doesn't work

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu, I have 15.10 installed but Software Center disappeared. I tried to run this in terminal: sudo apt-get install software-center But Im getting this error:
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add-apt-repositories isn't working

Basically the terminal freezes for a while the I manually have to ctrl+c to end the process, then I get the following ^CTraceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Won't Open and E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I was having problems after I uninstalled libreoffice and installed openoffice. The Ubuntu software center will not open, no matter how many timees I try to reinstall it.
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Software-center hangs when open (does not completely open) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have a question regarding software-center. When I try to open (regardless from terminal or not) it hangs with a "waiting" sign and does not proceed further. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS I tried ...
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How to remove Kali Linux base from Ubuntu

I have mistakenly installed Katoolin in my Ubuntu 15.10. It has done a lot of problem in my pc & then I removed it but it wasn't totally removed. Everywhere in the system has it's effect. The main ...
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How to add a local mirror to Ubuntu Software Centre on Xubuntu?

I have a functioning mirror of the Ubuntu repositories for 14.04 on my LAN. Hosted on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. I connect to it from other Ubuntu servers, via http using a modified /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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Cannot upgrade after installation of xsane

I have been experiencing problems after installing xsane and other software. I think I've been a bit naughty and I have taken advice from unofficial sources, and now I am reaping the consequences. I ...
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How to install the new GNOME Software app on 16.04 for testing purposes?

On my system running Ubuntu 16.04 I am wanting to test the new upcoming Ubuntu Software Center called GNOME Software which is set to replace the current Ubuntu Software Center in 16.04, however only ...
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software-properties-common not installing

I'm trying to install the java jdk on my linux machine and ended up with the need to install software-properties-common. However if I try to install it with apt-get it returns this: Reading package ...
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Stuck while installing WhatsApp on Ubuntu

After I bought WhatsApp application, Software center start to install it, but I get only first screen: Then nothing happens, "installing purchase..." stays forever, and installation can't be ...
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Remove package repository

I must have a package repository listed that I can't reach and get the following error when I run apt-get update: Failed to fetch ...
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Can't install new packages from Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

On successfully entering password into the prompt, it displays this: PS : This happens for every new package.
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New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Problem with rhythmbox & udev

I am currently running the Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf (development branch) and am having problems installing and uninstalling software. would you be able to help me with this? When I open the ...
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grey screens and a slow down in the system

The window goes grey and everything slows down to crawling speed. I have noticed this on: Ubuntu Software Center running alone Gparted and Firefox running together Firefox and Terminal running ...
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Authentication Error Software Center (can't install applications from software center)

I am trying to install VirtualBox and whenever I go to install it I get this error: I'm also running crouton on a Chromebook Dell Series 11 (Ubuntu XFCE) Anyone know an easy way to fix? Let me ...
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Download through Ubuntu Software Center error [duplicate]

Im trying to download a game through Ubuntu Software Center but when I click install i get... Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available. ...
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Software Updater partial upgrade?

I just have a question about this pop up. Should I select a partial upgrade?, will this take me out from 14.04 and upgrade me to another version of ubuntu? I mean, is this like a Distro Upgrade?. or ...
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How to remove a package whose correct name you don't know?

I had downloaded arc-theme-solid_1450051815.946cbf5_all.deb file from http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_15.04/all/ and had installed it using the Software Center but ...
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What is the terminal command to force the software center to update its installed lists?

Hello I have installed haroopad.deb (markdown editor) through the Software Center. After that the program can be found unity dash search and starts fine. But the Software Center is unaware of the ...
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Software Center not working in Ubuntu 14.04 and unable to reinstall

My software center does not open. First, I tried updating using sudo apt-get update but I get following message: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used ...
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Why can't i download something from Ubuntu software Center

I recently received my new pc preinstalled with ubuntu 14.04 and when I try and download someting from the Software center it doesnt download it stalls or something please help im new at Ubuntu
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Why is it that the Software Center still has issues with the text color of the program selected?

... I have lost track about the many different releases that still show the selected program in Software Center in a practically invisible text color. Go ahead, ask a low vision person to look at ...
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I have a error for installing my software in ubuntu, how can I solve it?

I have problem in my ubuntu : when I want to install a software or open the ubuntu software center , ubuntu show a messege that the system have a problem with currently software that installed. after ...
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Ubuntu update errors [duplicate]

My Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" LTS is not updating. I get a red circle which reports the following error: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header E:Problem with MergeList ...
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ubuntu program installation issues [duplicate]

I keep trying to install applications, but I keep receiving an error. I thought I'd try opening the software center, but it keeps crashing. I've tried everything I could, scoured the internet, but ...
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archived .deb file error-specified file is not found using dpkg

i think my problem may be simpler than i am making it, but i am still learning linux servers the hard way. i cannot install or update packages, and i managed to track it to an archived version of the ...
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Software Center Is Missing And I Can't Reinstall It [duplicate]

As the title says my software center is missing and I can not reinstall it. When I try to reinstall it I get the following message. nickanthony@nickanthony-Aspire-E5-511:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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Broken software-center in Trusty Desktop (14.04.3)

Trouble started when I used usb-creator-gtk to create a bootable 14.04.3 USB flash drive. As the app was actually running, synaptic (v 0.81.1) was launched (not by me). Its GUI stayed on screen after ...