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Software-center unresponsive/apt-get upgrade or other installation creates E: Read Error - read (5: input/output error)

I'm new to Ubuntu and has been terrorized with the error as titled. I have tried doing the easy answers which google gave me but none of which worked. Can anyone walk me through the process? 1.) ...
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After update in ubuntu 15.10 some applications disappeared and others open in an old format

So I just updated as my own system suggested and after rebooting the pc as it said to my libreoffice documents kind of crashed and opened in an old format, software center wasn't there anymore and ...
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Cannot open Software Center and Cannot install any packages

I'm a fairly new Ubuntu user running Ubuntu 15.10 on a desktop. Just recently, when I go to open Software Center it opens for a second then closes. Also, when I try to install ANY package in terminal ...
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postgresql install on lubuntu 14.04 -i386

Got a version of Ubuntu (lubuntu-14.04.4-desktop-i386) to install and behave on this HP Pavilion dv5 and was able to install Libre Office via Lubuntu Software Center. Progress. My next task is to ...
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Malformed Lines when Updating

I am getting this error code E: Malformed line 7 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list (dist parse) E: Malformed line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d canonical_partner.list (dist parse) E: ...
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I Can't Find Any Animation Software That Supports Sound

I just need a link to some animation software that supports sound. I've downloaded Pencil, Pencil2D, Synfig, and Tupi, but none of them seem to support sound, or aren't able to play the sound for some ...
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I tried to install the igraph package in ubuntu 14.04 using the following command

I tried to install the igraph package in ubuntu 14.04 using the following command pip install --user python-igraph After several processes I'm getting something like this Extracting ...
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Software Center not getting started - Requires Installation

When i open Software center, it gives me error "Require Installation - Ok Repair , When i click Repair it does not repair and when i click ok it gives detail like this libasn1-8-heimdal:i386 ...
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Reinstalling Archive Manager

Today I removed the archive manager from software center and now I cannot install anything from software manager. And even the command " sudo apt-get update " is not working anymore (it cannot connect ...
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Cannot start, remove or purge software-centre [duplicate]

Cannot start software-centre. Cannot remove it nor purge it. Trying to do any of these gives the following: Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: ...
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What happens to the Software Center once Ubuntu switches to GNOME Software?

According to various news sources, GNOME Software is bound to replace the Ubuntu Software Center from 16.04 on. I am still using at least one computer that is incapable of running a newer version ...
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Publishing publishing chromium - desktop web-app to Ubuntu Software center?

does anyone knows whether chromium based applications are accepted by Ubuntu? I was reading the entire 'developer' section but couldn't get a glue yet. My mix is: PHP/NGINX/Node-JS for server side, ...
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Whenever I am trying to download something using ubuntu software center it shows me “Failed to download repository information”

Whenever I am trying to download something using Ubuntu software center it shows me "Failed to download repository information" Error message: W:Failed to fetch ...
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How does ubuntu ensure software security bfrom external developers [duplicate]

I was reading on the hack against the Transmission Bittorrent Client. http://arstechnica.com/security/2016/03/first-mac-targeting-ransomware-hits-transmission-users-researchers-say/ It got me ...
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Why Libreoffice 5 is not in Ubuntu Software Center? [duplicate]

Please note that this question is about the reasons why Libreoffice 5 is not in Ubuntu Software Center and not how to install it. Thanks in advance.
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E:The package picasa:i386 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Tired of getting this error again and again and it's blocking ubuntu software center from getting started it's just crashing when I try to open it. And getting this error at the time of installing and ...
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Im having problem with Ubuntu software center [duplicate]

when i try to download a item from the Ubuntu Software Center it will download it and then try to install it.The item just stops installing.When I tried to cancel it, it says cancelling and wont ...
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New software can't be installed: Dependency Problems

I got this error when installing PyCharm and it start software can't be installed. I left it at that. But now I'm unable to install any new software because of broken dependencies. installArchives() ...
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Is there a method to force delete or uninstall an app (i.e. dropbox ) other than removing it from Software Center?

So far I've tried of course the go-to area for newbies: Ubuntu Software Center. Fail#1 I clicked on the "remove" button and I left it overnight and it's still 'pending'. It seems like the progress ...
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package installation failed but is installing it anyway

Every time I want to install something I get this error message: package installation failed the installation or removal of a software package failed. Hoever, when I look into the apps the software ...
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(installation problem) Software update failure-Impossible installation Ubuntu 14.04 lts - 64 icoree5

My software updater does not let me install any programme. This is the details it gives back: installArchives() failed: Setting up install-info (5.2.0.dfsg.1-2) ... /etc/environment: line 3: JAVA: ...
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software center launches and immediately closes

When I open from the side bar launcher and from terminal the software center will open, and then immediately close. I have tried updating from terminal, reinstalling from terminal, but it's still not ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and Katoolin removing failed [closed]

Unfortunately, I installed Katoolin by following these steps. After installation, I tried to remove it using this solution. Now, I see this weird menu. I can't take screenshot, menu is closed while I ...
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Software update failure-Impossible installation Ubuntu 14.04 lts - 64 icore 5

Whenever I try to update the sofware from the ubuntu repository it gives me an error. And I cannot even install programs lately. Here are the lines the sofware center gives me back. Any thoughts? ...
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Can browse internet, cannot ping / update / install anything

I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10, but I cannot update softwares. Not even from Ubuntu Software center. I have proxy applied system wide. Here are a few screenshots. Thanking in advance. sudo ...
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Sublime Text build 3103 fails

I downloaded sublime-text_build-3103_amd64.deb, but it says it demages the available package "sublime-text-installer" because of conflict with sublime-text() when I open it in the software center. ...
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How to fix flickering screen and software problem in Ubuntu 14.04

I bought Dell Latitude 3450 Ubuntu 14.04 a week ago and I updated the software through the Software Updater. Now it keeps on logging out by itself, the screen keeps on flickering and the message of ...
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Can not open Ubuntu Software Center

yesterday I tried to install via ubuntu software center handbrake to edit some videos from my job, but later when I tried to uninstall the software appears an error message. In other forums they ...
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Code:blocks installing error

i want to install code:blocks but i can't find the right files to install it. on software center i've an error: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing ...
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Default username/password in preinstalled Ubuntu systems

I already searched around the web and couldn't find an answer. These days lots of computers (mainly laptops) come with Ubuntu preinstalled. Just out of curiosity, what is the default admin ...
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Unable to open Software & Updates in 15.10

I'm unable to open my Software & Updates in Ubuntu 15.10 I think this error is part of the problem software-properties-gtk Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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constant problems with packages, can't solve this one

I've been using Ubuntu for about 8 months now. Throughout that time I've had a continous problem with installing and updating software via the terminal and sometimes the Ubuntu Software Center. I ...
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System error due to packages having unmet dependcies

I am very new to ubuntu. I tried downloading Adobe Reader for ubuntu and received the error message. I cannot open Synaptic Package Manager and receive the following message: E: Malformed line 56 in ...
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Errors were encountered while processing: software-center-aptdaemon-plugins

I am getting below error when trying to install or upgrade any package. I think below error was generated after unistall software center, i have also tried to install software center but getting same ...
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how to install camera on ubuntu 14.04

actually I was using camera on windows 7.But now when I installed ubuntu and I want to use skype I am not able to find the camera. which software I should install so that I can avail the facility ...
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How to download files instead of direct installation [duplicate]

just moved to Ubuntu from windows 8. I have windows computer in my office and ubuntu at home and I want to download tar files (softwares) on office's windows through software center or something and ...
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Software Center crashes after fresh install (15.10)

When running the software center it briefly opens and then shutsdown. Running from terminal yields: ERROR:root:DebFileApplication import Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Control ALSA Volume on unity-control-center sound (not Pulse Audio)

I just managed to disable Pulse Audio to get free of its (frustrating) re-sampling feature. Everything is good with ALSA, except for I have to rely on alsamixer for volume control. Is there a way to ...
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can't open Ubuntu store Python errors

I don't know but I get these weird Pythonish errors while opening store. Earlier it was working fine ➜ ~ software-center ** (software-center:4359): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility ...
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Software Center and cross-platform licensing of a commercial app

I currently use my own scheme for licensing where the user is emailed a license file upon purchase. The license file would allow the user to run the app on both Windows and Linux. Without the license, ...
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Download Lingot

I found an app on the Ubuntu Software Center, and installed it. Now I see that to re-install the app I can either download from Ubuntu Universe, or via this website using Ubuntu Software Center, but ...
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Software center crashing - header? [duplicate]

Having an issue here with my software center crashing upon initially running. This is the error Im receiving: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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Silverlight causing Software Center to crash

I'm using an Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit system. I installed silverlight plugin to view netflix on Chrome browser. When I tried to load Software Center, it crashed on startup. I tried again through ...
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Xfce dark theme font colours

I have a problem with dark theme. I'm using Ubuntu Studio and Nox theme. Unfortunately I cannot see youtube like/dislike ratio because its font with this theme is almost white. This problem rarely ...
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when i click on ubuntu software center or open it via terminal it opens up for a second and then automatically gets closed

I also tried to reinstall it but its showing error Ign http://in.archive.ubuntu.com trusty/universe Translation-en_IN Reading package lists... Error! E: Encountered a section with no Package: header ...
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Flash Player Issue

I am having problem with flash player in Ubuntu 15.10 (Mozilla Firefox and Chromium).
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Reqiures installation of untrusted packages

In the first look it seems to be another duplicated question , but the difference here is that I tried several server changings but the result was the same. Trying to install a package form software ...
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Can't use the software centre

I have recently installed Ubuntu onto my laptop. I have used it in the past just running on the disk and have never had any problems with it.. I am connected to my wifi and have full access to the ...
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software center crashes - problems with google-chrome-stable

I get: (translated from German) SystemError: E: Package google-chrome-stable must be reinstalled, however, no archive can be found. New installation of software is not possible because the ...
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Trying to install software center and wine [duplicate]

I just put Ubuntu on my Chromebook and i am trying to install software center and wine I typed in the command sudo apt-get install (program) and at the end a user license agreement pops up ...