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“Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available. ”

I have 12.10 ubuntu and when I try to remove / install programs I get notification : Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available. ...
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How does Ubuntu Software Center determine the logo of a package?

I want to know so that I can ensure when users search for my package in the Software Center it is displayed with the appropriate logo.
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Software center disappeared after installing exelearning

I have installed Ubuntu today and everything worked pefectly. But I must have done something wrong because I cannot find or install the Software Center. I tried to install the authoring programm ...
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Avast not up to quality?

When I follow this guide :http://howtoubuntu.org/how-to-install-and-update-avast-antivirus-in-ubuntu#.UvRO9vgju1E It says the .deb isn’t up quality code in the UbuntusoftwareCenter! I don't know to ...
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“E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.” after deleting one of the list files [duplicate]

I'm really stupid, and I deleted the following file: us.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_trusty_main_i18n_Translation-en I did so attempting to do something about the following error message: ...
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Tourble submitting desktop app for review “payment details are required before any application can be reviewed”

I am trying to submit an app (ubuntu desktop) in the software center through here: https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/dev/apps/ After filling in all the required fields and clicking the button ...
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software center not working

My software-center is not working. It closes itself automatically after loading itself one or 2 seconds. Actually it shows some kind of attribute error in the terminal: line 281, in contains return ...
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I can not download anything [duplicate]

I am very new to ubuntu but decided to wipe my windows 7 and install it. I can not download anything from the software center. This is the error message I get. I can use the web in all other ways ...
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How do I remove Skype 4.3 from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32-bit)

I installed Skype on my nephew's new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine, and now we've decided to remove it. But I'm not able to locate it in my Installed programs section of Ubuntu Software Center. I'm able to ...
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How to list user installed applications (not packages)?

Not packages and not all applications. Just the applications user installed by himself from whatever source (Software Center, manually added PPA, etc.). If the above is not possible - a list of all ...
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1 Software installation Problem

I am using ubuntu 12.04. When I try to install a software from Ubuntu Software Center, it shows a message, before installing this software must remove this program MblazeUI ((crossplatformui)), and an ...
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Software center can't uninstall

I just download "dropbox" from their site. It didn't work, and the software center didn't give me the option to uninstall it, so I tried to re-install it. I got a pop-up saying that I first needed to ...
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Where does the software in the repositories come from?

Where does the software in the main repositories come from? By "main repositories" I mean the default repositories used when you install Ubuntu from a fresh ISO, and by this I also include all the ...
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Installing software in ubuntu

when i tried to install vlc from software center there is" use the source" instead of "install"; by clicking the use the sources option its not installing using the terminal i tried, but its showing: ...
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Not able update anything or use ubuntu service centre [duplicate]

Error that i get wen trying to check for updates:0 W:Failed to fetch http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/quantal-security/restricted/source/Sources 404 Not Found [IP: 91.189.88.149 80] , ...
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how I can make Debian source package form my program which write by Qt?

I made a program by Qt and I want to put it on Ubuntu Software Center form myapps.developer.ubuntu.com. When I want to submit it, I should upload Debian source package. How I make this?! You can see ...
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installing synaptic package manager from outside the repos

I have been facing some problems in installing software with ubuntu software center, due to the fact that I have not been able to run no proxy for the whole system, I have tried all methods prescribed ...
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Ubuntu software center unable to download and install any programs

I am new to ubuntu. I installed Ubuntu 13.10 a couple of weeks back. The problem I am facing is that I am unable to download any software using software download manager. I even tried using terminal ...
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“Unmet Dependencies” when trying to install vlc (via Software Center) [duplicate]

I am trying to install vlc media player (Ubuntu 14.04), but when I write in terminal "sudo apt-get install vlc", or trying to install via Software Center, this is what I get: The following packages ...
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Problem with executing dssp (secondary structure assignment)

I followed a previous post to install dssp on ubuntu How to install dssp (secondary structure assignments) under 12.04? After the installation I tried to execute dssp which was in ...
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Epson XP202 will not install

I am using 14.04 which has been great until today trying to print using Epson XP202. Previously the printer worked after installing drivers no problem on older versions of Ubuntu/Lubuntu. Now I have ...
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Download apps in ubuntu software centre

I am having a problem authenticating in Ubuntu 12.04. I have no password. I have bought my computer online. There is no password when I log in. It's showing me unsuccessful password. So I cannot ...
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Looking for text BBS software

I would like to know if there are text-based, bulleting board system forum servers for Ubuntu. Which can be used via telnet or ssh. I was searching for this kind of software and came to this BBS ...
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Change Proxy Settings In UBuntu

I want to use the Ubuntu Software Center to install software, but I can not download them. How can I give my proxy settings in Ubuntu terminal (just like we use cmd in Windows to choose IE proxy ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened [duplicate]

I have a problem with the software updater, the synaptic package manager and the ubuntu software center. When I use the terminal to update, I receive the following error: Reading package lists... ...
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Ubuntu Software Center does not work

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and if I click on Ubuntu Software Center icon it opens for like few seconds and close. When I want to install application from website, like Scribus, Ubuntu ...
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Install button absent in Software Update Center

The install button does not appear for any of the apps in the Software Update Center. How can I fix this?
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Is all the software from ubuntu software center working on ubuntu 14.04 64bit? [duplicate]

I want to install the 64bit version of ubuntu 14.04 on my new laptop which you can find here if you want to check its stats. My question is: Are there programs in software center which do not work ...
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Ubuntu Software Center not downloading programs at all? [closed]

I'm trying to download programs from the ubuntu software center but when i try to download something it gives me a error. "Requires installation of untrusted packages", I have tried changing my server ...
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software center not opening in 14.04 please help asap [closed]

2014-08-14 20:21:59,014 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2014-08-14 20:21:59,055 - softwarecenter.fixme - WARNING - logs to the root logger: ...
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My software centre doesn't download anything “Failed to download repository information”

Whenever I try to get anything from the Software Centre it just says "Failed to download repository information. Check your internet connection" I've tried many different things but nothing will work ...
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AUTOIT alternate software\

Is there any equivalent software to autoIT is available for ubuntu? I cant able to upload the files using selenium webdriver without autoIT. autoIT software only supports in windows. thanks in ...
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NetBeans does not install properly

I'm trying to install NetBeans IDE on my Ubuntu 12.04. However no matter how many time i install/resintall it (from Software Center), it still gives this strange problem: After I complete the ...
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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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Ubuntu 12.10 isn't updating (failed to fetch) [duplicate]

I'm trying to update my Ubuntu, but it isn't working correctly. I type: sudo apt-get update And the following error is being returned to me: ... W: Failed to fetch ...
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Ubuntu software center - How to manage Favorite Apps?

I want to manage all installed application softwares associated with my account in Ubuntu (similar to playstore in Android) . My Question: If I re-install OS in my laptop, at that point of time, I ...
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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 update, no package? Software centre not working. Computer is in German [duplicate]

Bitte melden Sie einen Fehler im Paket »update-manager« und fügen Sie die folgende Fehlermeldung an den Fehlerbericht an: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Update VirtualBox to install Extension Pack

I installed Virtual Box via the Software Center on the latest fully updated Ubuntu 64bit. I wanted to install the Extension Pack for VirtualBox but there is no version for my version of Virtual Box. I ...
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Ubuntu Software Center does not proceed from applying changes

I have a problem with Ubuntu software center. It is "Searching" and "applying changes" for long period of time. I tired to cancel by clicking cross(X) mark. However, it is now stuck at "cancelling". ...
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How will they make the Software Centre sync now that U1 is no longer available?

As this questions says, the Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center sync doesn't work. Below there is a comment by MattiJsR: How will they make the sync work now that U1 is no longer available? And my ...
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Error while opening software center

While opening the software centre I am getting the below error. 2014-08-11 21:57:11,945 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2014-08-11 21:57:12,309 - ...
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Problem with Ubuntu Software Center--can't install anything

About 3 weeks ago I downloaded Ubuntu 12.04 and I've been running it since then. Initially everything worked great, but about 10 days ago the Ubuntu Software Center quit working (I previously used it ...
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cannot install or remove software

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I recently when I download the new software from Ubuntu it gives messages saying new software cannot be install because there is problem with currently installed software. ...
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How do I safely delete a program in Ubuntu?

I just installed 'Sublime Text 3' and for some reason I can't install the 'package manager'. Anyway, I want to try uninstall it but I can't find it in my 'ubuntu software center'. On this page it ...
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Dropbox causes software center problems

installed dropbox via software center. ''applying changes'' or when pressing 'x' button, then ''cancellation'' last forever! Even after restarting comp. Removing dropbox via software center lasta ...
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What's the easiest way to install a list of packages with latest version

What's the easiest way to install a list of packages with latest version? Using apt-cache policy or Ubuntu software center, package xxxx only has version 1.1 In Pypi (https://pypi.python.org/pypi/), ...
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How to use Software Center “You must be root as sudo to do this”?

I recently installed Ubuntu 13.04 on a laptop, but it is not seeing my internet router. I found program Wifi-radar that I downloaded on my desktop, copied to a zip drive and then copied into the ...
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nautilus-dropbox 0.7.1-2 installation process freeze

I tried to install flash player and drop box using software centre, but processes froze. then I found this topic. So I made this but the process stuck again. What should I do? numemon@numemon:~$ ...
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How to remotely use Ubuntu software center

my sysadmin set up my work machine such that I don't have root privilege but I can use ubuntu software center to install packages by providing my password. I login to that Ubuntu machine remotely, ...