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software center wont work at all [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10. My problem is with the software center it wont install anything. I get this error message ": Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/virtualbox.list (dist)
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What software that supported by Windows XP can not run on Xubuntu?

My Windows XP CD for my laptop is lost. Now that I want to try out Xubuntu although I am very new to it. Yet, what concerns me is that my laptop has got Adobe software (Photoshop, Fireworks), ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 can't open software & updates / software sources

I am using MacBook Air Mid 2012 running Single OS which is Ubuntu (Raring Ringtail). Its been a month I'm using Ubuntu and everything works fine, recently i can't open software & updates, when i ...
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Two Different Software Centers?

I just installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my desktop and laptop. I did the exact same thing for both installations. The software center on my desktop has the app xdotool and I installed it with no problems. ...
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Can't paste Password into Ubuntu Software Center Log-in Field

When i click on the buy button in the software center it instructs me to login, however as i'm using Keepass for saving my passwords i would like to paste it in but it wont let me... the same applies ...
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E: The package aftershot2 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Can someone please tell me how to fix this I'm running the latest xubuntu and the ubuntu software center keeps freezing. I can't get the new update. I've tried downloading the sympatic packager but it ...
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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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Ultimate Edition software center would not load [closed]

I try to load Ubuntu software center in Ultimate Edition (Ubuntu derivative) and I get the following error in both the derivates of Ubuntu 14.04 and also 15.04: ERROR:root:DebFileApplication import ...
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How do I get Ubuntu Software Center to stop trying to download a package on startup?

I downloaded some things (Wine was in there) to try and get Flash working (or Flash working for DRM stuff) based on directions I read on a website. It seemed to work (at least I can watch video from ...
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uninstallation didn't work

I recently installed "Battle for Wesnoth" and the "BfW map editor" from software center. I uninstalled it with Software Center and now the game is shown as uninstalled there. However, I can still ...
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14.10 - software updater - Package operation failed - Unable to udpate any apt packages - Completely blocked

I am using 14.10 Ubuntu. Software updater fails with following error: Package operation failed From terminal, tried to do sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade This gives following ...
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Problem with installing Some Packages and Updating my Ubuntu

I am somewhat new to this operating system. I have been using it since 6 months. Initially there was no problem with my operating system but since the day I messed up with some wine software whenever ...
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How to tweak Ubuntu Software Center

Is it possible to change some styles inside of the Ubuntu Software Center application? For example, how can I change the rounded corners radius? Or how can I change the background color?
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Gtk-Message: Failed to load module “gtk-vector-screenshot” - Xubuntu 14.04

Above message appears when starting any GTK app from terminal after (supposedly) uninstalling gtk-vector-screenshot 0.3.2.1-1ubuntu1 via Software Center. (didn't support as many apps as I'd hoped, or ...
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Why can't I see my published app in the Ubuntu Software Center?

I made a web browser called Byte and It got published, but I can't find it in the Ubuntu Software Center or on the Ubuntu Software Catalog. Does it take a while for it to update?
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Install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

How can I install Skype on Ubuntu 14.04 with synaptic? I don't want to download from the site
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ubuntu 14 LTS: 2 problems

I'm a newcomer to Linux. Now I'm using ubuntu 14 LTS x64. I've searched for answers on similar issues here and also in other ubuntu forums, used tricks and solutions but none of them worked. Canan ...
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cannot install ANYTHING!

I have tried over and over, searched the web for 5 straight hours,tried terminal, etc. Every time I try to download something, the orange download progress bar only goes halfway and then I get this ...
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I'm trying to install programs/apt upgrade and this group of libs aren't allowing me to do so

I can't apt-get upgrade, I also tried installing software with the software center but no luck since those libs need dependencies. I tried removing them but that didn't work and I also tried various ...
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How to make ttf-mscorefonts-installer package download fonts, after it says it installed?

When I install "Installer for Microsoft TrueType core fonts" (ttf-mscorefonts-installer) from the Software Center on 14.04, it gives a positive response--but after this I get a download error. It ...
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Problem installing UniversalIndentGUI

I need a GUI beautifier for C code. I've found UniversalIndentGUI on sourceforge. Downloaded a .deb file.Opened it with Ubuntu Software Center to install it but the button is grey and unclickable and ...
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I can't download anything from Ubuntu Software Center

I've installed ubuntu 13.04 a few day's ago and U.S.C. (Ubuntu Software Center) worked perfect. Yesterday I couldn't download any more, the proggress tab show the number 1 and it is Enabling component ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Crashing

I recently installed an upgrade for Ubuntu, however due to a mis-click, I accidentally aborted the update installation in between. Since then my software center has stopped working. It just keeps on ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Error

What does this error message mean? E:Type '‫‪ppa:kiwixteam/ppa‬‬' is not known on line 52 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list, E:The list of sources could not be read., E:The package lists or ...
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unable to install OpenJDK Java 6 runtime

Please mind im fairly new to linux so please try to keep the technobabble to a minimum. So in the ubuntu software centre i tried to install the java 6 runtime and it gave me this error message The ...
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ubuntu machine had postgresql folder blown away manually - can't install or remove any packages

i have a machine where a user deleted their postgresql folder from the command line in an attempt to uninstall postgres. now when we try to install any other packages - even unrelated ones - we keep ...
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Malformed line 57 in sources.list and it doesn't let me open the file to edit it [duplicate]

I tried to add a source to the source.list but I pasted it wrong I added an URL. I wanted to open Muon Discover (I use Kubuntu) but it didn't let me do it. This is my sources.list so please take a ...
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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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unable to install mysql server on ubuntu

the error I encountered while updating in ubuntu 11.10. since I found that ubuntu 11.10 supports much better than 12.04 for matlab, I have rebooted my OS to ubuntu 11.10. And even here, I face same ...
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Why does “apt-get update” need sudo, but using “Software updater” doesn't?

I think it's really strange that apt-get update and apt-get upgrade need sudo. But why doesn't using Software Updater need it as welll? I mean, I can install (almost) all updates without even being ...
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Problem prevents the update or the installation of new software

I have installed FrontAccounting from the Software Centre and the software is not available anywhere. I can't locate the icon of the application. Please guide me in how to locate the software so that ...
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How do I fix dependency and tar problems with linux-image-extra* package?

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Trusty Tahr linux-image-extra-3.13.0-49-generic_3.13.0-49.56 is current package The Ubuntu Software Updater is set to check for updates daily. The last set of updates included ...
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How to get the tags for the installed software in ubuntu?

I can retrieve the softwares using the dpkg command but is there a command to get the associated category for the software . For example if I have Firefox installed can I somehow retrieve a tag for ...
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12.04 LTS: 64 bits binaries do not work after 32 bit library install

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and to run some old 32 bit binaries, I installed Package ia32-libs via software center by downloading the package fromUbuntu packages But now my 64 bit system is not ...
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Ubuntu Software Center closes immediately after opening

Opening Ubuntu Software Center results in it closing 1-2 seconds later. How can I fix this?
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Installing MySQL Workbench ⇒ Error

I have installed MySQL Workbench in the past using MySQL APT. My software repositories lists have recently been updated and since then my MySQL Workbench disappeared. It is still on the disk but it ...
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unable to open ubuntu software center (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

I'm getting this error when i try to open the Software Center: (software-center:7187): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:126:40: Invalid animation description ...
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Problem with Updater & Software centre : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Reading package list fails when I apt- update

I recently was runnning the auto updater and I got the red circle with a white line within saying: A problem occurred when checking for updates After reading a few of the forums here, I tried to ...
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Ubuntu Software Center is not working on 14.10

The Software Center is not working on 14.10. I tried un-installing and reinstalling back. Even then it's not working. What might have gone wrong ? Is it the version defect or something else ?
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I have a PPA, but I can't figure out how to add an image to the Software Center listing

So I have made a PPA: https://launchpad.net/~stefansundin/+archive/ubuntu/truecrypt After adding the ppa and updating the sources, I can see it in the software center. It is using the default icon ...
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What is a good Ubuntu application for adjusting the screen colour balance and contrast?

It seems that the screen of my Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop has a weird white glare. (try seeing how the pdf file on the Overleaf website looks like!) I installed "redshift" but that is just ...
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dependencies error when install software-center

when I want to install software-center on Ubuntu 14.04.2, I got these messages: software-center: Depends: software-center-aptdaemon-plugins but it is not installable Depends: gir1.2-gmenu-3.0 ...
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Updating from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.10 [duplicate]

I am trying to update from ubuntu 13.10 to 14.10 and I am getting error during the update I am $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade $ sudo update-manager -d I then get the ...
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Package operation failed : The installation or removal of a software package failed

OS Ubuntu 14.10, I'm installing the netbeans via ubuntu software centre and the following error occured. And I want to uninstall an application the same error comes.. installArchives() failed: perl: ...
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Software center has disappeared

I'm an absolute newby for Linux / Ubuntu. Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 11.10 on an old computer. It seemed to work fine. However today when I started the computer again the software center had ...
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Ubuntu Software Centre can't connect to the internet. 13.04 [duplicate]

My connection works for the web browser, but no matter what solution I have tried on-line, it will still not connect, giving me the "Failed to download repository information, Check your Internet ...
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unable to remove a program

I'm trying to remove bitdefender using the ubuntu software center.. and this is what happened next: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 188880 files and directories ...
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can't install , remove , purge or anything

when ever I try to open Software Center it shows a message : New software can't be installed because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem ...
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Where to get daily news about new Ubuntu Phone apps?

With the release of the Ubuntu phone, the apps environment is going to grow quite a bit. Is there any resource that offers daily updates about new released apps, scopes etc. in the Ubuntu store?