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How to completly remove and reinstall Ubuntu Software Center

I've been having a few issues with Ubuntu Software Center and need to do a complete reinstall of it. I tried "sudo apt-get purge software-center" but that said it would remove the Ubuntu desktp. So ...
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How to install VLC from the Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

I have just started using Ubuntu 13.10. I am trying to download VLC Media Player from the Ubuntu Software Center, but it shows only a More Info button. It shows no download option. How do I install ...
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problem with updates and software center

I first noticed the trying to open software center when i get the error 2014-04-23 13:50:03,240 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2014-04-23 13:50:03,258 - ...
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What do when asked to choose a launch application please? [duplicate]

Normally I use the Ubuntu Software Centre link from the Unity, or Dash to find the software I want - since the installation is practically automatic. But I occasionally search for it on Google. The ...
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Software Center won't start. Looks for linuxmint [on hold]

My problem is that I tried to install Mint in a new 14.04. It didn't go well so I uninstalled but unfortunately it lest some fragments which won't allow Ubuntu software center to run. Here is the ...
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Software Center crashing

Any time I try to run the Ubuntu software center it immediately crashes. I go to terminal and type in 'software-center' and this is the results I get. Any help. 2014-04-22 09:29:28,526 - ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center sync doesn't work

I just put a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop and laptop. But I can't get the Software Center sync to work. I clicked File, Sync Between Computers and on each computer I see the own ...
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dependency not satisfiable fuse-utils

I have looked around and the answers for dependency problems seem to be specific but I am sorry if this has already been answered. I am trying to install storage made easy desktop client but when I ...
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Package system is broken (oxideqt-codecs-extra) ubuntu 14.04

So last night I tried to update using the update manager and I couldn't because I encountered an error halfway through (error:brokencount>0). Today I wanted to install a package with ubuntu software ...
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In software center, some softwares are not found

I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04. Then I started to install some new softwares. But when i tried to see the description of some softwares, the following type of message was displayed. ...
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UbuntuOne Missing on Ubuntu 14.04

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my ASUS EeeTop and trying to figure out how to sync my files on Ubuntu One. Not working at all. The icon and the program itself are missing. If I try to install ...
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Software-center disappeared from Launcher and won't work after re-install

On Gnome desktop. After it disappeared, I attempted to reinstall with: sudo apt-get install software-center. This seemed to work and the file was located in /usr/bin but when I issued: software-center ...
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Install from Ubuntu Software Center web button

When I click Install from Ubuntu Software Center from web it asks to chose an application. Where do I find Ubuntu Software Center app?
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How to identify the name of the package?

Lets say I want to download the 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components' in the image below. What is the name of the package? is it 'gnome' or 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with ...
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Software-Center not finding software that is present in repository

I like a certain software. It is called 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components'. I can find it in software-center when I type 'gnome' and select 'By Relevance' or even 'Top Rated'. It ...
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UML tool Umbrello not opening diagrams

I am using Umbrello tool for UML diagrams in Ubuntu 13.10. But I have a problem that I when I open umbrello after few days my all previous diagrams are not shown but all the items for all diagrams in ...
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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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software center not crashing [closed]

i'm using elementary os witch is based on ubuntu 12.04 lts, every time i open the software center it opens and then closes when i open it via the terminal it says: 2014-04-18 11:01:01,000 - ...
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Lacking some software and fonts on a fresh installation on an ARM-based Chromebook

I just installed Ubuntu on my ARM-based Samsung Chromebook. It was really easy and I had no problems at all. But when I started it, first I had to manually install Gnome-terminal, Firefox, etc. And it ...
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“not authenticated sources” warning on apparently safe packages, Ubuntu Update Manager

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for about 8 months. My machine was disconnected for a couple of weeks. Am now connected, and Update Manager has 23 updates waiting. But I get a warning "The action would ...
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How to remove a lot of packages installed at a particular time?

Here is the situation: say, at 17:00, I installed a lot of packages, I can see them in the ubuntu software center history. Also I can see them in the dpkg log file using the method provided by this ...
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Software manager

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on my NEC-Powermate vl280 along with win 7. My problem is that when I try to install something (say vlc) with software center it gets stuck and I have to force close it. This ...
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Finding Installed Software

Since I have not been able to open Dash Home in 12.04.4 see Dash Home will not open, I am hoping for a work-around. Is there another convenient way to open apps/programs without having to search ...
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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 Center downloaded but not showing up

I recently downloaded the software center (or so I thought), by typing in sudo apt-get install software-center. It seemed to go through the whole process, but at the end of it all I didn't see it in ...
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How to make Ubuntu Software Center work with custom repository?

I am making a custom Ubuntu distribution with custom repository but how to add My repositories to it and can others also upload their packages to my repository
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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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Software Center - “Edit->Software Sources” disabled

I am trying to download winHQ from here. When trying to add the WineHQ PPA Repository (as detailed in the link above) after opening Ubuntu Software Center I cannot select Edit->Software Sources. The ...
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Unable to install software using software center: package removal failed error

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 ...
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Cannot install anything with software centre or apt-get

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 in virtual box. I dont know what the problem is but I dont get the button to instal in ubuntu software centre. It only shows "Use this source" button. Using sudo ...
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How to choose where the software is stored when installing via Ubuntu Software Center

I want to choose where on a hard drive the application is stored when installing it via Ubuntu Software Center. I am not looking for a general setting for all applications, but rather I would like to ...
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Can't install Sublime Text from a .deb file

When I try to install Sublime Text 3 from a downloaded .deb file I get errors: The installation or removal of a software package failed and Data files for some packages could not be ...
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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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Cannot install pidgin

I am trying to install pidgin-ppa from software centre but it's showing The installation or removal of a software package failed perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that ...
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Missing password-asking dialog popup on session via VNC-SSH

I've almost got to have a remote Ubuntu Desktop working exactly as id it was a local session, but still can't solve a little issue wich is driving me crazy. I have a remote machine with Ubuntu ...
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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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Software Center locked

An error has occurred, please run Package Manager from the right click menu or apt- get in a terminal to see what was wrong. The error message was 'unknown Error:' <type 'exceptions.System ...
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the debian administrator book, install

I have downloaded the book in the software center, but I cant open it, what do I do? I have installed calibre, but it doesn't help
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Installing SAGA-GIS wants to remove packages

Trying to install SAGA-GIS (saga 2.1.0+dfsg-1build2) using the Software Center in Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). The problem is that the software center tries to remove: -libgdal1 -libopenscenegraph80 ...
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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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I have Lubuntu Software Center instead of Ubuntu Software Center

Some how my ubuntu 14.04 has lubuntu software center and I do not have ubuntu software center? I want it to be normal. How do I delete lubuntu software center and install the normal software center? ...
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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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How to fix colours in the Software Centre?

The Software Centre on Ubuntu 13.10 is showing up a colour scheme that renders the text hardly readable: Apparently, it is mixing colours from the desktop theme with its own theme and the end ...
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How to copy app ( installed from software center) and send to another ubuntu computer [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and my friend also has Ubuntu 12.04, he does not have internet so I want to send my apps to his computer (apps that I have downloaded from software center). So how can I send ...
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Ubuntu software center (USC)

How to upgrade USC so it is possible to buy the latest Linux Format Magazine, Now I can find issue number 174 i USC but the issue 183 is already released??
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on Kubuntu, Ubuntu Software Center gets SSL handshake failed

when try to get a package got this message: Unable to load page Problem occurred while loading the URL https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/tos/plain/ SSL handshake failed
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Ubuntu Software Center crashes and cannot install/update programs [duplicate]

Error line what Ubuntu gives me is: E:Malformed line 61 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse), E:The list of sources could not be read., E:The package lists or status file could not be ...
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Bad package installed, can't uninstall, can't use Software Center or command-line install

Trying to open Software Center from command line gives this error: SystemError: E:The package hl1470nlpr:i386 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it. 2014-03-30 22:32:35,966 - ...