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Scope of Ubuntu Software Center

I found a similar q&a here Is apt-get install method the same as Ubuntu software centre installation? but my experience suggests this is not a completely accurate answer. I put 'ubuntu video ...
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Can't install or upgrade Firefox at all

I've run into a frustrating problem when attempting to upgrade Firefox. I was running version 16 attempting to upgrade to version 18 through Synaptic. I received the following error: W: Failed to ...
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Software Centre is missing icons

I have a problem with Ubuntu Software Centre not showing icons for available apps, e.g: Is there a command to refresh the icon cache for Ubuntu Software Centre?
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot update

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 in my laptop. When running the command sudo apt-get update, I get the following error Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release ...
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Software & updates won't open. Possibly downloaded something for 14.10 on accident somehow

I can't open "Software and updates" in 14.04 LTS. I've tried multiple restarts and unplugging and replugging various USB devices (I read that somewhere, sounded silly but couldn't hurt to try!) and it ...
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Application rejected on myapps.developer.ubuntu.com. What can I do?

I submitted a desktop application on myapps.developer.ubuntu.com long time ago. But it was rejected today with the following reason: This package submission process is now deprecated. To provide my ...
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Problem installing Microsoft font

When I tried to install Microsoft fonts from my ubuntu software center, it says it installed okay. But when I open writer there is no microsoft font appear in font list. I reinstall it but it's not ...
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No option for installing any aap in Software Center

There is no any option for installing the flash player but has a More info button. Even if I click the 'More info' button it says check your Internet connection. But there is no issue with my ...
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How to remove a lot of packages installed at a particular time?

Here is the situation: say, at 17:00, I installed a lot of packages, I can see them in the ubuntu software center history. Also I can see them in the dpkg log file using the method provided by this ...
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Finding Installed Software

Since I have not been able to open Dash Home in 12.04.4 see Dash Home will not open, I am hoping for a work-around. Is there another convenient way to open apps/programs without having to search ...
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proxy authentication error in using app-ppa-repository after exporting proxy settings in ubuntu 15.04

i am trying to add repositories through the terminal after exporting proxy settings. export http_proxy="http://username:password@proxy":"port" export ...
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“sudo apt-get -f install” not working at all and is causing soo many problems!

Just recently I fixed my wireless driver for my laptop which is running 14.04 LTS but now the connection keeps on dropping. So I looked around and found out that you could try to update your kernel, ...
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Does etckeeper disrupt installations from Software Center

In the Software Center I searched for VirtualBox, found it and hit "Install". The installation ended with a Pop-up reading Package operation failed The installation or removal of a software ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 apt directory corrupted

I have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 on my old HP dv6646us laptop. I was trying to install jdk7 (Java Development Kit 7) on it and tried many things. Long story short, I think I corrupted the ...
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How do you search the Ubuntu Software Center from the Unity Dash?

Instead of having to open Ubuntu Software Center which is slow, I would like to just open up Dash, and search for the program I'd like to install. How can I make this possible? Currently I see ...
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'Install' option is missing in ubuntu software center

I am new with linux. Recently I installed ubuntu 12.04 LTS (x64 bit). When trying to install software from Ubuntu Software Center, the Install button on right is missing. Also, when I am trying to ...
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Ubuntu software center not opening error “countrycode”

I have an error which is exactly the same with this one Software Center not opening -- Keyerror: 'countrycode' I'm not sure whether it is because I chose to download update in the system ...
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Software Center not opening — Keyerror: 'countrycode'

after some kde-librieries updates (from official repos) I'm unable to open the Software Center. Here's the terminal output: francesco@francesco-HP-Workstation:~$ software-center 2014-06-18 ...
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Installing Chrome correctly

I'm a longtime Windows user but I've been interested in Linux for quite some time as a possible alternative. I've dabbled with it a number of times but just installed 15.04 GNOME as a dual boot with ...
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Error when trying to install/remove programs after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10

I have a problem with PolicyKit, when I try to install programs in Ubuntu software-center (similar messages in synaptic or muon): The problem started after upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10. When I try to ...
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Software center installation stuck after script cancellation

Attempted to add the Matlab installation and it asked me where my current installation was -- never have tried to install it before -- I hit cancel when it asked for the installation directory and now ...
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How to retrieve size of a software(package) in ubuntu?

By using python-apt I find package's sizes, but it gives wrong results I think. FOr example, for package named eclipse, size is shown in Ubuntu software center as shown below: 240,8 MB to download, ...
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How to uninstall JDK

Today I installed Android Studio but when I opened it raised the error: 'tools.jar' seems to be not in Android Studio classpath. Please ensure JAVA_HOME points to JDK rather than JRE. I ...
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Software center is not getting re-installed

I had removed software center from my system, and now I want to reinstall it but when I try re-installing it via the terminal, it is not getting installed and shows me the following error: Package ...
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How/where to report missing packages

I have tried to install the motion app, and got a bunch of deps missing at the server, see below. Where and how should I reported? Distro: Ubuntu-mate 15.04 W: Failed to fetch ...
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How can I uninstall all the packages I've installed today?

I was trying to get musepack encoder support built into ffmpeg today, and I inadvertently broke a few things but I'm not sure exactly which package I installed which broke them. How can I remove ALL ...
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Is there a roadmap for me to follow to resolve hard-to-diagnose problems like mine ? “System program problem” after login

My system recently had some hangs that only ended after a power-off reboot. Now: reboots take a long time once I do login, several "System program problem detected" boxes pop up Both Synaptic and ...
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Software center download won't stop/cancel

This feels like a dumb question but I'm fairly new to ubuntu/linux and I don't know what to do. I tried downloading something in Ubuntu software centre (dropbox I believe) a while ago. It never got ...
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Can no longer use apt-get to install due to error with apport

I am working on a Windows 7 PC with a Xubuntu (Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, 64-bit) Virtual Box. Lately I have been having problems using the 'apt-get' command, and also the Software Updater. The Software ...
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Declutter Other Software sources

I recently upgraded from 14.04 to 15.04 (with a brief stop in 14.10) and need some help understanding how to manage software sources in Ubuntu. When I look at the 'Other Software' tab in Software and ...
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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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How do I fix broken dependencies after aborted installation of gnome/libreoffice?

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (64bit) with Libreoffice removed and Openoffice 4.1.0 installed. My package system is broken and I can't install or un-install anything until I've fixed the problem. I've ...
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How can I rebrand Ubuntu Software Center

I'm making a custom remaster of ubuntu and I want to change the name of the Software Center. How can I do that?
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Can't open software center after installing 14.04 alongside windows 7

Here is the output in the terminal when I type software-center into the terminal: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 29, in <module> import logging ...
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Xubuntu doesn't have or allow for installation of software center

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 on an old dell tower I pulled out of my closet to use ruby on rails with. I was attempting to install ruby and rails but none of the installs took. My system is updated and ...
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Ubuntu Software Center swaps Name and Description

Where does Ubuntu Software Center get the Name and Description values for an application? For an application I am developing, it is showing the Description in the field where the name is supposed to ...
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ScreenCloud Update - Dependency Is Not Satisfiable

ScreenCloud offered an update yesterday, and as it didn't show up in the Update Manager (I have it set up to fetch both important and other updates), I decided to check the Ubuntu Software Center. The ...
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Is it better to install software through software center or compile it myself? [closed]

This is kind of a general question about installing stuff and remove as well. I've never compiled any software from source but I'm wondering, is it better? What are the pros and cons of each ways of ...
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Can't launch neither Software Center nor Update Manager or install VLC on Ubuntu 12.04LTS [duplicate]

I have just installed a new version of Chrome browser on 12.04LTS 32bit and now Software Centre and Update Manager keep crashing when I try to open them. I need to install a new VLC player and can't ...
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I deleted trusted software providers from authentication in software and updates

I am currently using ubuntu 14.04 LTS I was getting a 404 error whenever I used sudo apt-get update. I feel it is because of some trusted software providers which I deleted - ubuntu archive ...
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Unable to install new software due to dartvm?

I recently tried running this command to install the dart vm: $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get install apt-transport-https # Get the Google Linux package signing key. $ sudo sh -c 'curl ...
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Get the download link of file downloaded in Software Center

I am really asking a question which is many times tagged as [DUPLICATE] but I found no answer. I am downloading FLIGHTGEAR Game which is 1.0 GB with software Center. Unfortunately the power cuts off ...
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I can't find the Linux Version of Spotify in my Software center

So, I'm a total new kid to Ubuntu, and I tried to install Spotify using the steps from the Spotify preview build for Linux page. I then did all the steps and saw everything loading correctly but when ...
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How to configure proxy authentication to work with Ubuntu Software Center?

I have tried put in apt config Acquire::http::proxy, and in Network>Network proxy with and without user:password@server:port and using environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy. Nothing seems ...
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Slow Repositories

I have the following problem with my two Ubuntu installations at home: installing software using apt-get or the software center takes AGES, I mean, the download speed is very slow. I have already ...
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UBUNTU 14.04 Error when attempting to uninstall Software Center [duplicate]

When using a terminal to remove Software Center I get the following errors: rick@RICK-LAPTOP:~$ sudo apt-get remove software-center [sudo] password for rick: Reading package lists... Error! E: ...
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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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Vlc - package dependencies cannot be resolved [duplicate]

I tried to install Vlc 2.2 in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS as it not available on Ubuntu Software Centre using following commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mc3man/trusty-media sudo apt-get update && ...
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Kubuntu 15.04: Cannot Install Language Support (Language Selector Gnome)

I use Kubuntu 15.04. I have tried couple of times to install language selector Gnome, but it didn't work. I tried to use synaptic and Ubuntu software center. At the end of the installation process, it ...
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How can open-source programs make money? [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and I am really interested in making software that can work on it and I would like to make profit from these software. How can I make money from making software for Ubuntu if the ...