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'E:Malformed line 60 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse)' on running update manager? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I remove a malformed line from my sources.list? Could not initialize the package information An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package ...
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How to share folders using Oracle, Windows and Ubuntu

I use my laptop TOSHIBA, 4gig RAM, more 40gig free disks spaces and Vista Home Premium 64bits with service pack 2. I installed Oracle VM VirtalBox with success, after I installed UBUNTU version 8 ...
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Software center remains unrepaired

The last time I had a broken software centre, I managed to fix things through upgrading Linux to a newer version. Regrettably as I have the latest version, this is no longer possible. Yet the same ...
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Should I install programs from a source tarball (`.tar.gz`), from the Ubuntu Software Centre, or from elsewhere?

There are several ways to install an application in Ubuntu: You can download a source tarball (generally a .tar.gz or a .tar.bz2 file) and install it manually. (See How to install a .tar.gz (or ...
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How to benchmark a software's performance

How can I benchmark the performance of a particular software not complete system? I know various tools are available for system benchmarking. But I want to benchmark the performance of a particular ...
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Get downloadable applications that can open a specific file type

I'm trying to create a custom "open with" dialog that allows the user to open a file with a not-yet-installed application. In Ubuntu, is it possible to obtain a list of programs that can be used to ...
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Unable to install software through Ubuntu Sotware Centre on Ubuntu 9.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to install software or upgrade from old unsupported release? I tried to install gparted through USC and an error showed up "installArchive()failed:". Trying to ...
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How to remove bandwidthd 32 bit from 64 bit Xubuntu

i downloaded bandwidthd from here and tried to install it using Ubuntu Software Center. It failed, but still it breaks my Xubuntu. Later i found that it is for 32 bit while mine is 64 bit system. ...
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Couldn't update and Software Center isn't working

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The software center isnot working, I can't open it. I made the following commands in the terminal sudo apt-get install -f sudo dpkg --configure -a sudo apt-get update ...
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Unable to access software center

When i'm trying to go to software center for an application it says : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package ...
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How to reinstall purchased software after OS reinstallation? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Downloading a previously purchased app with Ubuntu Software Center A month or so ago I purchased Bastion on the Ubuntu software center. I noticed it was running really ...
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Software Center Matlab app preventing app installation

I have installed an app from the software center that is called Matlab. But then it turns out that it isn't actually Matlab, but some support package for it, and I when I try to remove it, it opens a ...
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Where are the deb files downloaded by Software center and the update manager stored?

I want to know where the deb files that are downloaded during the installation from the software center are stored. Its easy to download I know, but here in my country, bandwidths are extremely ...
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How to know when commercial app will be published

Is there a way for me to know when my app will be published. I assume there is a list of apps which needs to be reviewed, so I would like to know on which place is my app, in that table. I hope you ...
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Software centre neither update does not work on 12.04

m@samsung:~$ sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf [sudo] password for m: rm: cannot remove `/var/lib/apt/lists/partial': Is a directory m@samsung:~$ sudo apt-get clean m@samsung:~$ sudo apt-get update N: ...
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How to add a command-line's window on software-center?

I hate not seeing the command line on the software-center, and if I want to see it, I have only the console-system to install the software. Installing a software without the name of the software is ...
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How to install Gee Tee Dee (Lightweight Task manager)

Official site When i download the .deb file and open it with software center it says dependencies not satisfied...
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Java Problem in 12.04

My OS is 12.04 and I am running it on my laptop. Whenever I install or remove a software from the software centre I receive the error below. Can anyone show me how to fix it? Location: ...
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Software Center subscription is for quantal even though I'm on precise? [closed]

I noticed that the deb line for Eufloria HD from the humble bundle in /etc/apt/sources.list.d is from quantal, but I'm running precise... Why is that? I guess they uploaded it for quantal only, or is ...
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Waiting for required medium software center [duplicate]

I'm trying to install the proprietary AMD drivers through Software Sources. I tick the box for fglrx-updates, and it says applying changes and fills 10% of a progress bar. It then sites there for ...
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How can I Instal shockwave on Ubuntu

I got this computer from someone and it had ubuntu installed on it. I like it but I find it complicated and I have been trying to download and every time I try to install something an error comes up ...
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problem in repairing software center

what should be done regarding this error(software center) - installArchives() failed: Can't exec "locale": No such file or directory at /usr/share/perl5/Debconf/Encoding.pm line 16. Use of ...
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I Can't Install or Remove Any Application

when i try to install or remove an application via either software center or apt-get install they both fail and give some debconf errors below is the log please help.Sorry some of the text is not ...
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Unable to access software sources

Also when trying to access it from Ubuntu software center the entry that says "Edit software sources" is greyed out. Finally when running cp /usr/share/applications/software-properties-gtk.desktop ...
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Why don't some packages in lp exist in the Ubuntu Software Centre?

I always thought that it was MOTU's job not only to bring packages into the universe repository but also make them available in the Ubuntu Software Center. There are many stable releases of ...
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Software center not opening (Segmentation fault) [closed]

usman@usmanPC:~$ software-center 2012-11-20 18:23:17,310 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2012-11-20 18:23:17,320 - softwarecenter.db.database - INFO - open() database: ...
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software-center stopped working after crash [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock” problem? After a computer crash I had to reboot and since then ubuntu software-center no longer works for me. I'm ...
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Software center from kubuntu [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is the “pysdm” package? I was trying to install pysdm on my kubuntu when i saw that i couldnt found it in software center, but in ubuntu software center it is. ...
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error processing software-center after upgrading precise to quantal

After upgrading precise to quantal I am totally unable to run apt-get upgrade or apt-get -f install sam@ubuntu-vm:~$ sudo apt-get upgrade Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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which are the different ways i can update software catalog?

while facing problem(s) with software center 5.2.6 on ubuntu 12.04, i reinstalled the software center and executed following command on gnome terminal $ sudo dpkg --configure -a Setting up ...
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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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cannot open software centre

I recently added a PPA (I think it was to change login screen from lightdm to mdm) and ever since then my software centre has stopped working. Whenever I open it I get a "software centre has closed. ...
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Can't get wine to install Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dependency error while installing WINE I have just successfully installed Ubuntu 12.10 on my computer and I got it to duel boot with windows 7. My problem is that I ...
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Ubuntu Software Center buy button doesn't work

I just bought the new Humble Bundle, and I want to play the games on Ubuntu, but whenever I click on "Download with Ubuntu" the software center comes up on the page of the game, but whenever I click ...
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Connection made via sakis3g not recognised by software center

I have used sakis3g to connect to internet as network manager is not able to make a connection although it recognizes the modem.But the problem is many software including pidgin and software center ...
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couldn't open software center [duplicate]

Unable to open software center, it is getting closed suddenly. I tried to reinstall using sudo apt-get --reinstall software center. I got error as Invalid operation software center. I tried to ...
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Why Skype and fogger are not available in 12.10 software center?

Why neither Skype nor Fogger are available in 12.10 software center? Even after I enabled Canonical partners' sources in Software Sources. Edit: The Fogger is still not available via SC even though ...
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ubuntu software center only opens for a few seconds, then crashes? [closed]

so i've been googling this question all day, and i've tried everything. i've tried uninstalling and reinstalling USC multiple times, i've tried basically all of the terminal commands that these ...
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How does the PPA fit into the scenario of publishing an application to the Ubuntu Software Center?

I've been going through docs for the past couple of hours but I haven't understood what the PPA is? I have a cross-platform Java application that I'd like to publish to the Ubuntu Software Center. My ...
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unable to add/remove program in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS?

** my problem is as following: unable to add/remove any program using either update-manager or Synaptic Package Manager or terminal update-manager is asking for partial upgrade and while updating ...
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Developing OpenGLES2 apps for Ubuntu Software Center

I have a game for iOS and Android that I now want to port to Ubuntu. I plan to distribute it with Ubuntu Software Center. Preferrably for free with an in-app-purchase. My codebase is currently based ...
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How to plot xy coordinate graph in Ubuntu?

I'm learning network and transportation model. I' d like to plot graph in xy coordinate from the following data: I am familiar with R and LaTeX, but I don't know is there any easy to learn and easy ...
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Ubuntu software center wont open. help

I JUST got ubuntu for my pc. I know very little about the program and i have'nt altered anything at at all. But for some reason the ubuntu software center wont open. I dont even get an error message i ...
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How can I remove web-apps? (Not thewhole feature, but certain web-apps)

How can I remove web-apps? (Not the whole feature, but certain web-apps)
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Software center cannot install or remove software

I have Ubuntu 12.10 and when I try to install a new software using the software center, it fails with the following error message: Authentication Error Software cannot be installed or removed because ...
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How can I add the softwares I have installed from USC of kubuntu 12.04 into kubuntu 12.10 iso installation file

I am currently using Kubuntu 12.04. I don't have strong high speed Internet connection and managed to get Kubuntu 12.10. I found that it's size is about 1GB. I have a lot of softwares installed in my ...
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unable to install anything from software center - package issues in 12.10 - fresh intallation [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Trouble downloading updates due to “Hash sum mismatch” error i was having 12.04.1 LTS till now, and decided to install 12.10. I did a "new installation" by choosing to ...
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Installing software without Ubuntu Software Center

I have a file downloaded from the Internet. To be specific I downloaded Code::Blocks from its official site. The file name is codeblocks.tar.bz2. If I don't have Internet connection and also ...
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How to clear the history of Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

In the USC window and go to the History tab at the top, it records every of your installations, update, removal, please tell me how to clear them I tried this: How to delete History of installed ...
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Dash doesn't recognize that application is installed

I've installed Geary from the software center, but I can't launch it from the Dash nor did I manage to create an app icon on the Launcher. The Software center has no problem seeing that the app is ...