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Do I need to remove the 32 bit version of Steam Beta before upgrading to the final version of Steam?

Ok, just want to figure this out. I have Ubuntu 12.04.1 64 Bit, and have installed the Steam Beta which was only 32 bit. Now that is available in the software centre and now as 64 bit, I just want to ...
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Can't install any software from software center

When I am trying to install a software from software center it show me this: Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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Install Code::Blocks in Ubuntu 12.10

I installed Code::Blocks from Muon Software Center (I'm using KDE) and I got Code::Blocks 10.05. I found this link: https://launchpad.net/~pasgui/+archive/ppa/ After adding this PPA, and running ...
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ubuntu software center not opening in 12.10

I am trying to open ubuntu software center using the command line by typing software-center and i get the following 2013-02-10 12:09:54,006 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy ...
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Lubuntu software centre apps basket - no items displayed

I wish to install some programs in Lubuntu (12.10 : i386). In the software centre, if I select any app and click "Add to the apps basket", the Apps basket tab shows "Apps basket (1)". But after ...
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How do I install unauthorized software? [duplicate]

I am trying to install software from the Ubuntu Software Center and keep getting the error saying that it is unauthorized software. I have all the check marks in place for downloading in ...
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ubuntu App Store: waiting 4+ months now for approval/review? [closed]

I submitted my application to Ubuntu App Store ( http://developer.ubuntu.com/ ) almost 5 months ago. It is still waiting for approval or review. So far no comments, or any evidence that anything at ...
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Show personalized banner exhibits on Ubuntu Software Center

How can I show my own personalized banner exhibits on Ubuntu Software Center? I've seen some URL definitions on /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/enums.py and ...
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All software center mirrors are not working?

When I try to update using update manager I get : Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated sources. When I try ...
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How do I restore the default permission on a directory/folder?

I am using ubuntu 10.04,I need to give execute permission in www folder.But by mistake i gave execute permission in whole var folder.sudo chmod -R 777 /varThen i try to change it into normal ...
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Install GNOME Onscreen Keyboard (GOK) in Ubuntu 12.04

According to this link the GNOME On-Screen Keyboard should be available for v12.04, but when I click the link there for GOK in Software Center apt://gok, it tells me: Not found There isn’t a software ...
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upgrade issue from 12.04 [duplicate]

Im trying to do a system upgrade from 12.04 and I walked through the steps in update manager as it stats online but it doesn't tell me that a new update is available for ubuntu. It just tells me my ...
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Is there any way I can transfer tools from backtrack 5 R3 to ubuntu 12.04? [closed]

Just curious! if there is any way i can do that without downloading something.
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Getting Started With Ubuntu [duplicate]

I installed Ubuntu over a year ago on my Dell PC. I have just decided to try to run FreeBasic on the Ubuntu system. On powering-up my PC I have used the 'select Ubuntu' option but even after an hour ...
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What is the path of libraries (samples, docs) setted up from Software Center of Ubuntu 12.04?

I installed OpenCV and its DOC and Samples from software center but I cannot find the them at anywhere. What is the certain location for all these at Ubuntu12.04
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Why are some programs in the Ubuntu Software Center not open source?

I'm concerned about the amount of proprietary software that seems to be part of Ubuntu now. I've noticed quite a few apps that in the software center are listed as "Licence: proprietary". Obviously ...
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Unable to install any package

When I try to install ANY application through terminal, I get this error: Reading package lists... Error! E: Read error - read (21: Is a directory) E: The package lists or status file could not be ...
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Which port does Ubuntu Software Center use?

I have installed the gufw firewall utility and want to make a whitelist of ports (want maximum security, but whitelisting single IPs is currently too tedious). I have so far only entered ports 53 (for ...
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Are charges made on application updates?

I'm planning to develop an open source application and am also considering to set a non-zero price for it. If an user purchases the app, will he be charged again when updates are released?
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How to fix “list of sources could not be read.” error? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type ‘*’ is not known on line * in source list …” update error? I am unable to install or update software via the Ubuntu Software Center, or via the ...
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How to report or block an inappropriate application in the Ubuntu Software Centre?

While browsing through the Ubuntu Software Center I noticed a publication that I think is inappropriate. Is there is a way to report possibly inappropriate applications?
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Ubuntu Software center is not working on ubuntu(With KDE desktop environment)

I've just installed KDE on Ubuntu. But after installing it ubuntu software center is not installing or removing any softwares. It is giving a output something like this Authentication Error Software ...
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Cant open softwarer center [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? I click on software center and it opens and closes so i tried to reinstall it in terminal and ...
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Missing icons on top panel, dashboard applications, launcher

So today I had trouble in an upgrade for Ubuntu when I accidentally shut down my laptop. I was able to log in and reset everything but I noticed that the icons on the top right panel are missing ...
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Can I respond to comments in Software Center as app developer?

Is there anyway to respond to some comments privately on the Ubuntu software center? Some users of my app seem to be having problems but have not filed bug reports or asked questions on the launchpad ...
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Any other software for installing .exe files in ubuntu except wine

I've tried wine software to install .exe files in my ubuntu 12.10 os but many times it is not able to install the software appropriately or if installed then the windows software file does not works ...
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What is the file path for the Ubuntu Software Centre executable?

What is the file path for the Ubuntu Software Centre executable? usr/bin/ maybe? Also what is the file name?
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I get this message when I try to install software in the Software Center Ubuntu 12.10. No fixes I saw here helped

Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available. (org.freedesktop.PolicyKit.Error.Failed: ('system-bus-name', {'name': ':1.168'}): ...
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Cant open software center

When i try to open sofware center i get this message and wont open, can you please help me to find the error? jdash@ubuntu:~$ software-center 2013-01-22 18:38:08,149 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - ...
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Installing Ubuntu in a Virtual Machine

I was triyng to install Ubunto on a Virtual Machine, i was downloaded the 64Bits version and it was all good until this appears "this kernel requires an x86-64 CPU, but only detects an i686 CPU. ...
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Cannot install deb files [closed]

Whenever I try to install an deb files the file opens in the software centre but says internal error cannot be opened. Please help?
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Problem in upgrading and opening software center [duplicate]

I am runing Ubuntu 12.04. I cannot open Ubuntu Software Center and cannot upgrade anything. When I tried to upgrade using terminal with following lines: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade My ...
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Is there any way to run doom on ubuntu? [closed]

I want to run doom on my elementary OS (ubuntu derivative), any ideas on how could i do it?
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Software center requires qt4, I have qt 5 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why does Software Center report qt4 as unmet dependency, when I already have qt5 installed? i have installed qtspim which depends upon qt4. I have already installed qt5 ...
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how clear/clean unneeded files or cache for my customized distro

Can you help me to find out how do I clear the Cache files or unnecessary or lib that can be updated on new ubuntu install i used "ubuntu 12.10" this my top size file/folder list: 4380MiB /usr ...
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How can I get a list of all apps in the Ubuntu Software Center?

I´am playing with Software Center's API, after seeing this post on askubuntu. My question is: how can I get a list of all Ubuntu Software Center's apps? From the other question I get this endpoint ...
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Update manager shows errors and software center can only be opened through terminal with some errors in terminal [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? Whenever I open update manager it shows the following error: And when I click on software-center it ...
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Is Synaptic better than the Software Center?

Please forgive me for this novice question. Most old experienced users of Ubuntu says that Synaptic Package Manager is the best way of installing software on the Ubuntu systems. Is it because the ...
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How to add in-app advertising?

I'd like to code something cool for the ubuntu software center. I'll release my app for free, but I'd like to add some in-app advertising. Is it possible ? how can I do that ? is it hard ? Thanks to ...
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Ubuntu software center not showing installed applications [closed]

Ubuntu software center not showing installed applications after an auto-system update. only a white screen shows up. Also,applications which were installed before the update are not showing as ...
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Packaging for the Ubuntu Software Center

I have a question about packaging for the Ubuntu Software Center: must the package to upload be a .deb file? If so, how do I create one? I don't use the pygobject API.
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How do I remove the Ubuntu Software Center?

I have a pretty slow computer, and every time I open Ubuntu Software Center, the entire computer slows down, and 97% of the time, it hangs. So, I was wondering whether you can uninstall Ubuntu ...
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Downloading a previously purchased app with Ubuntu Software Center

Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 but I want to claim a purchase of Minecraft that I bought with the old install using Ubuntu Software Center. Don't see an intuitive way of downloading your purchased ...
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Software center states “The package is of bad quality” - what does it mean? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “bad quality” package? I'm trying to author a .deb package, and with the one I have now, when I install it on Ubuntu 12.10 I get the next error: The package ...
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How do I find the maintenance status of programs in the Software Center?

How do I find out if a particular program in the "Software Center" is still being maintained?
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Why does Software Center not start and Updates fail? [duplicate]

Software centre doesn't even open. When I want to Update software i get these errors: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Could not initialize the package ...
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Software Center shows an error message upon software installation

I am a newbie to linux please bear that in mind when responding. I use Ubuntu 10.10 and I get the following error message when I try to install new software from Software Center: Failed to download ...
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Software Center Internal Error - Astrill VPN install

Just installed Ubuntu 12.10 today. Downloaded the "astrill-setup-linux.deb" file from the Astrill VPN website after being directed there by tech support. Go to open it and get an "Internal Error" ...
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Why can't I get all reviews for this app in the Ubuntu Software Center using the JSON API?

I have a question after reading this: Is there any web API for Software Center available? I am trying to understand the Ubuntu Software Center's JSON endpoints. This JSON lists all the apps ...
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Google Chrome is installed but Ubuntu Software Centre says it's not

Ubuntu 12.04. When I was on Ubuntu 11.10 and 11.04, Google Chrome was available to download from the Software Centre. Now I'm on 12.04 and the Software Centre is saying Chrome is NOT downloaded and ...