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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 Not working and many other issues with Ubuntu 12.04 [on hold]

First problem; Software center crashes as soon as I open every time I try to open it. Which led me to try and purge it and restart it. It stops at 62% read files and says this: E: Read error - read ...
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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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Ubuntu Software Center 14.04 says its version is 13.10 [closed]

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 beta2, when I open About of Ubuntu Software Center, It says that the version is 13.10 Is this proper or bug or what?
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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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13.10 Ubuntu software center crashes immediately [on hold]

Ubuntu Software Center crashes immediately. The problem refers to an inability in drawing. I do not understand what this refers to. Here is the terminal log: 2014-04-10 19:24:27,801 - ...
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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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Package operation failed - other answers did not work [on hold]

I am just running Ubuntu 14.04 beta, completely out of the box on a wiped hard drive. Some software installation can't seem possible. Here goes : Installing VLC through Ubuntu software center ...
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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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AttributeError: 'module' object has no attribute 'SRMSOS' [closed]

Now these days I customized ubuntu os using ubuntu-builder tool. Today I extract the ubuntu 12.04 LTS edition and remove some packages that I don't want in my customized ubuntu. These Packages are : ...
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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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Google Chrome on Xubuntu 13.10 won't install from Software center [closed]

I downloaded Chrome on my machine but I cannot install it from the Ubuntu software center. According to my system, it's default installer is the software center. Sorry, but I am not a power user yet. ...
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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 - ...
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How to add Humble Bundle packages to account without installing

I purchased the Humble Indie Bundles 5 and 6, both of which offer "Click the button below to redeem your bundle on the Ubuntu Software Center." Sure enough, if I click through and log in to Ubuntu ...
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Unable to open Software Center or Update Manager

I am current running Xubuntu 12.04 64bit. I noticed that I am unable to open the software center or update manager. When I attempt to open the Update Manager it reports that a problem occurred while ...
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Software Center won't start after interrupted installation

I was installing Kingsoft Office using a deb file. During installation the system hung and I was forced to switch off my laptop. Now on restarting I am unable to start the Software Center. I tried so ...
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“Could not resolve hostname” error installing softwares

Can download packages from browser by copying the URLs below.. W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/saucy-backports/Release.gpg Could not resolve 'hostname' W: Failed to fetch ...
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Error installing wine

When I install wine, I get this. I have ubuntu 13.10. I am connected to the internet, I am posting this with the same computer. I have no proxy. Fixed. I the source to the Main not US ...
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No progress bars are moving whatsoever

Throughout the entire operating system, progress bars will not work. Examples: Downloading software from Software Center -> Progress bar stays at beginning and says Downloaded 0 Bits of 125kbs -> ...
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can't open software-center and software & updates

This is the error i'm getting Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 130, in <module> app = SoftwareCenterAppGtk3(options, args) File ...
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Upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 beta 2 [duplicate]

After updating the software did not work in the center and update manager could not have sent a bug. Only the browser works. Nothing works in a program can not start. What solution is proposed
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Publish a package on Ubuntu Software Center?

Recent, I uploaded a package on MyApps. After uploading finished, I received a notice: Thank you for submitting a gratis Free Software application through MyApps. At this time we are unable to ...
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ScreenCloud Update - Dependency Is Not Satisfiable

ScreenCloud offered an update yesterday, and as it didn't show up in the Update Manager (I have it set up to fetch both important and other updates), I decided to check the Ubuntu Software Center. The ...
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Software Center won't run anymore Ubuntu 13.10

Everytime I try and run software centre is freezes on start-up. I have tried reinstalling and it still has the same problem. When i try and run it through the terminal i get the following error ...
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How to uninstall programs in ubuntu if they are not in Software Center? 12.04

I've installed a program through the terminal, the program is Cuttlefish. Now I want to uninstall it and I can't find it in teh software Center. How can I do it? Thanks!
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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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Is it better to install software through software center or compile it myself? [closed]

This is kind of a general question about installing stuff and remove as well. I've never compiled any software from source but I'm wondering, is it better? What are the pros and cons of each ways of ...
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Failed to load package list when updating 12.10 (fresh install)

Thanks in advance for your time. Please pardon if this question was answered before (I tried to look for relevant questions - but found none). I am okay to work within the terminal but with limited ...
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There is a task in “progress Tab” of the Ubuntu software center, and i cant cancel it. [on hold]

There is a task in "progress Tab" of the Ubuntu software center, and i cant cancel it. Also, I can not install new software because it is waiting for the above task to end. Is there any Method to ...
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Full Apps Directory not available in Software Center [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me what depository I'm missing? If I search for say "Apache" at apps.ubuntu.com it comes up with what I'm looking for, if I search for it in the Software center all it comes up with ...
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Installing DS9 on Ubuntu 12.04

I am trying to install DS9 Astro-Image Viewer on Ubuntu 12.04 using software-center, but it keeps giving me the message: There isn’t a software package called 'saods9' in your current software ...