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How Can Someone With Minimum Programming Experience Publish an App of an Existing Program not found in the Software Centre?

There's a free mathematics software that I would like to see in Ubuntu Software Centre, called, 'Sage.' I have minimal experience in programming, so I'm basically here asking if someone could either ...
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How Can I Publish Addons on the Ubuntu Software Center

I have a commercial app, and according to the FAQ on http://developer.ubuntu.com, there is a way for me to publish add-ons as seen with many open source applications such as Thunderbird mail. I am ...
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Why is the software center in the Debian repositories?

Not that I mind or anything, just out of curiosity. But I noticed today that the Software Center in Ubuntu is actually an upstream package?. In the description it says To install or remove ...
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No edit button in the software center

Go to Ubuntu Software Center. Edit > Software Sources Change the server from the default value to some other value. I couldn't find the edit button under the Ubuntu software center.
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Ubuntu software center is not allowing me install Nintendo DS emulator, giving a message “check the internet connection”

The Software Center didn't work and ask to check connection but my internet connection is working. Also, sometimes it says I have an a problem and asks me if I want to report it. Anway, How could I ...
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What's the difference in content between the Ubuntu and Lubuntu Software Centers? Why aren't winners of the app showdown available in the latter?

What's the difference in content between the Ubuntu and Lubuntu Software Centers? I've seen this Are softwares installable on ubuntu also installable on lubuntu? which indicates that the content ...
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Is it possible to install paid apps in a development release? [closed]

I wonder if it is somehow possible to install paid applications in a development release of Ubuntu? I think most packages could be easily installed, though is there a way I can convince Ubuntu ...
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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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Apt Problem. Can't Update (Total noob) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? Error report after “sudo apt-get update” I am new to linux, and ...
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My software center asks me to repair but says it cant repair due to an error

How to solve this error ?! installArchives() failed: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of libmtp-dev: libmtp-dev depends on libmtp8 (= 1.0.2-1ubuntu1); however: Package libmtp8 is ...
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How do I find add-ons for packages when using the command line?

My question is a little bit different from others already asked, I guess. I've already searched for answers, but I didn't find anything related. For example, I've always installed K3B via Terminal ...
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Ubuntu center doesn't accept ubuntu DVD

I just wanted to install a disk manager with the help of ubuntu software center. To install this disk manager ubuntu asks me to insert the ubuntu CD/DVD. I inserted the CD and clicked on "Continue" (I ...
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Software Center doesn't ask for a password anymore [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: No programs or applications show up in dash So, out of the blue, software-center stopped asking me for a password. It just runs, and then turns grey. Works fine as ...
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Software installation problem

I just installed Ubuntu today and I went to the Ubuntu software center to install Adobe Flash player. And when the install button is pressed, I received the following message: Package ...
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Cannot install Acrobat Reader on Ubuntu 12.04.1

I have been trying to install Acrobat Reader on my Ubuntu 12.04.1. In the be;ggining, I tried to install it from the software-center, but it crashes with the report: (Reading database ... 189311 ...
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Can I give an app that I purchased in the Software Center to somebody else ? (And related questions.)

I have purchased a lot of content in the Ubuntu Software Center (apps and magazines) and I also have purchased music in the Ubuntu One Music Store. I have a few related questions about the ...
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Why are some apps incompatible with 12.10?

I recently found out about the appAPTonCD and became hugely excited! It could take the packages of my choice in my precise desktop and pack them all in one cd, like my "essentials" installation ...
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Package appears in Software Center but is not installable

I am testing 12.04.1 64 Bit and tried to install the Teamspeak package via Software Center: After clicking on "More Info" since the "Install" button was not there I got the following: After ...
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Can't install Adobe Flash plugin

Every time I am try to install Adobe Flash plug-in via Ubuntu Software center, I get the error message: Package dependencies cannot be resolved I tried various commands in the terminal but I ...
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cannot open ubuntu software center

I deleted some unnecessary icon themes and now my application icons are changed. I cannot open Ubuntu software center also.... the following message is displayed.... success@user-pc:~$ ...
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Software Center doesn't work as it should in Awesome WM [closed]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Awesome window manager. When I run software-center I cannot install or remove software. I get the following warning: softwarecenter.backend - WARNING - _on_trans_error: ...
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Reinstall paid software from USC in Kubuntu

I've bought Psychonauts via USC some time ago. I've switched to Kubuntu now and want to reinstall the game. Whats the best way to do so, without installing too many otherwise unnecessary packages?
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Problem by installing Java

Yesterday night I was trying to download Java as per instructions given on http://developer.android.com/ .But I messed up somewhere and had to give up the thing. But since morning when ever I try to ...
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Ubuntu Software Center is crashing [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? Ubuntu software center is not running. Also is not ...
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Are there any for-pay (commercial) but open source applications in Ubuntu Software Center?

I've recently decided to try not to support any proprietary software, and see how far I can go with Free software. Despite this, I realize Free software costs money to make, and would be happy to pay ...
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Installing purchased apps in Ubuntu 12.10 [closed]

I just installed 12.10 on my new HDD, because I didn't want to have to upgrade in a month's time, and I can't install my purchased apps, because they are 'incompatible' with my system. Is there any ...
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Software center not opening [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Software Center empty “No usefulness from server” “no username in config file” I can't open the software center. Is there anything I can do to get it to start? $ ...
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Which database to use for quickly and pygtk

I'm writing application using quickly Pygtk and glade. this application should have database connection (such as MySQL) for reading and writing data from the local or outsourcing machine \ server. ...
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Why does the Ubuntu Software Center deliver an outdated version of TeX Live? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why don't the Ubuntu repositories have the latest versions of software? Starting from a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04.1 in late August, I have used the Ubuntu ...
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Why does apt-get update get a 403 from private-ppas for purchases in the software-center?

Here's the apt-get update output on the lines with a 403 error: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Can I use other than Ubuntu Software Center to open apt links?

Without Ubuntu Software Center in Lubuntu I was unable to edit opening apt links in any program in Firefox (see this question) After installing Ubuntu Software Center, that problem is solved, but ...
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How do I open “apt” links in Firefox (in Lubuntu)?

Many answers on Ask Ubuntu direct to links like this that in Xubuntu opened in Ubuntu Software Center. In Lubuntu I get this error message: In Firefox-Preferences/Applications cannot see something ...
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Segmentation fault when trying to run psychonauts. NOT SOLVED by forcing S3TC-support or getting the needed libraries

So i'm having problems running psychonauts as i've noticed many others have as well. I installed it through software center and made sure i had the right libs needed to run mesa ...
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Why do I get “Malformed line in source list” error? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: E: Malformed line 59 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be read I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my laptop dual boot ...
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Error in all app installations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: “Malformed line 6” error in my /etc/apt/sources.list E: Malformed line 59 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: The list of sources could not be ...
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Are ubuntu software center sources different from apt-get / synaptic?

I'm trying to download master-pdf-editor package from official repositories. All sites report that it's easy to do: just download it from ubuntu software center. I can't install the software center, ...
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All applications erased and software center does not open [closed]

I installed wine installed a few games and after a restart all the apps seems to be erased even system settings. The problem is the apps seems not visible only in unity and not elsewhere. Software ...
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Skype installation fails, cannot install ia32-libs

When I try to install it from the Software Center, it displays an error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype: Depends: skype-bin but it is a virtual package Running sudo apt-get ...
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How do I refresh software sources after adding a PPA

I'm looking to learn a new way to update sources without having to revert to the terminal or the software updater. When I'm trying to explain how to add a PPA to new users it sounds really silly ...
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How can I find out which package is triggering the installation of i386 libraries when using Ubuntu 64bit?

I'm running Precise 64bit. One of the packages I've installed recently needed 32bit packages which triggered the installation of a whole bunch of i386 dependencies. How can I look up which package ...
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Can't download from Update Manager or Software Center

I am new to Linux so please bear with me, I have 12.04 installed, when I am trying to download from Ubuntu Software Center or if I try to check for updates via Update Manager, I get this message: ...
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How to disable Ubuntu Software Centre for user?

As administrator I want to be sure user can not download inappropriate applications.
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I lost all applications on Dash Home and Software Centers buffers, how to retrieve it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Dash search gives no result I am using 12.04 in EeePC netbook. I keep on receiving a software update and installed it. This evening, as I try to open the Dash Home and ...
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Ubuntu Software Center: Failed to download package files? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Failed to download package files” error? I am not able to download any application from Software Center, it shows me this message Failed to ...
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12.04 can't detect my D-Link Airtel Net Setter

I had purchased a D-Link Net Setter and insert a Airtel Prepaid Sim in it. I am using it in Windows 7 but it can't be detected in 12.04 LTS. I created one mobile broadband connection using a ...
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Ubuntu Software Center (12.04) Error

Almost every time I try to download from Ubuntu Software Center it claims that files are all 380.5mb on the first attempt to download. Even when downloading programs like Chromium which is really 24.1 ...
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Software Center crashes repeatedly [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: software center crashes all the time My Software Center in Ubuntu 12.04 crashes repeatedly and I have to force close it. I have tried reinstalling, but the issue is not ...
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Ubuntu Software Centre not opening [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix a “Problem with MergeList” error when trying to do an update? While trying to install Ubuntu restricted extras package from the ubuntu ...
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Cannot install programs with apt-get or Software Center

If I try sudo apt-get install mc or sudo apt-get install fortune, I get E: Unable to locate package mc or E: Unable to locate package fortune. Also in Ubuntu Software Center: Use this source is ...
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Software center crashes; fieldrunners need to be reinstalled; can't find achive

Could not initialize the package information. An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and ...