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Getting Strange Output from /var/lib/dpkg/lock

When I was installing updates, the Ubuntu Software Center progress bar got stuck, so I opened the terminal and tried to view contents which were working by running the command: sudo lsof /var/lib/...
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Can't remove my software center

So I was told that sudo apt-get remove software-center would be used to remove software-center, and then I would reinstall it. Well, every time I try to remove it i get this: lacy@lacy:~$ sudo apt-...
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Ubuntu Software Center Wont Open 13.04

Hi. I am brand new to this operating system but not afraid to get my hand a bit dirty to find the solution. I downloaded Ubuntu 13.04 amd 64 bit today and installed via a flash drive. Everything ...
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trouble downloading software from software center

after installng 12.04 LTS version through wubi ,i am unable to install softwares from software center.It shows the message to check internet connection,but i am able to load pages from mozila.i tried ...
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How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude `apt-get` on Ubuntu 12.10?

How to install xnviewmp using package management aptitude apt-get on Ubuntu 12.10? Visiting https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/xnviewmp/ and clicking through to software center ends results in ...
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Check your internet connection

When I'm trying to install synaptics driver for touchpad, I'm getting the error of: Check you internet connection: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/n/nepomuk-core/...
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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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If I buy World of Goo in software center can I install it on my 2 ubuntu machines?

Considering buying World of Goo from Ubuntu Software Center, but not sure what happens after that. All my computers use the same Ubuntu SSO account - does this mean I can install it on more than one ...
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How can I deploy 32 and 64 bit versions of my application in the Ubuntu's Software Center under a single entry?

I don't know how or don't see the option to have 32-bit and a 64-bit version of my application under the same entry in the Ubuntu's Software Center, and .deb packages cannot contain multiple ...
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Unauthorized to download it seems

I've only recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04 and I installed software using software center once. However, second time around, it is not letting me install or uninstall applications. It's popping an ...
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Ubuntu software center: error logs?

When I want to install software in "ubuntu Software" UI (for example Chromium browser, but same issue for others), the "install " button turns into "installing..." for a couple of seconds, and then ...
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ImportError: No module named dbus

I need help urgently :( I was trying to update my Python and messed up my whole system. I am currently now able to start my software centre. I tried Googling multiple fixes but nothing helped. My ...
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Why are there only installed applications in my Ubuntu Software Center?

For some reason all I see are a very small number of applications in the Ubuntu Software Center, and all of them are already installed. I thought I could use the software center to install new ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 software center install and remove buttons do not work

I've installed ubuntu 16.04 (unity) on my new computer, and for the past few hours have been trying to find someone else asking about this problem, but couldn't. the software center pretends to start ...
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issue while upgrading from 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS?

There were several issues I faced while upgrading. While updating there were some errors that came up but it was still upgrading. After some time I had a option of Y or N, I chose N for the default ...
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Whats happened to Ubuntu software

I can't seem to find any open source programs on my Ubuntu software finder nor can I view my installed or updates. I am using a 64 bit Ubuntu 16.04 I am trying to use the software center to instal a ...
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can't update OS in ubuntu 16.04

I can't update the OS in the Ubuntu software center. When I click on install, it will start a progress bar and after 3-5s, the page gets reloaded. Any fix?
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Software Centre authentication on install not working

I'm attempting to install Chrome. I've downloaded the 64 bit .deb file and opened it in software centre. Upon attempting to install it asks me to authenticate. I only have 2 users on my system: root, ...
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I have trouble installing a Flash Player on Ubuntu 16.04

I tried following this tutorial but I got stuck at Step 1e https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Chromium/Getting-Partner-Flash The Ubuntu Software Centre I am using doesn't have a progress icon. I couldn't find ...
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Could not connect to 10.111.0.1:8080 (10.111.0.1), connection timed out

Installing artha using command: sudo apt-get install artha I am trying to install a dictionary but I always get the error on the picture attached. when I use the Ubuntu software center I get an ...
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Lubuntu Software Center 16.04 Xenial Xerus. I am unable to instal what is in my basket

I just updated to Lubuntu 16.04 Xenial Xerus. In the Lubuntu Software center, after putting the software programs in my basket I am unable to install. Am I missing something simple?
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Ubuntu software not working

Opening ubuntu-software from commandline throws the following output (ubuntu-software:2564): Gs-WARNING **: failed to open plugin /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: /usr/lib/gs-...
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in.archive.ubuntu can't open

How can I enable one of the files in my mergelists? It can't open. I tried unzipping it but it failed. It is making my laptop not to update and ubuntu software centre not to open, I guess.s
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Software Center doesn't load any app

The new software center worked for some time for me but now wouldn't fetch anything from it's database. I get the circular loading sign and nothing loaded at all on the last two tabs, namely: '...
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Software Center Error

I have recently been having trouble opening the Ubuntu Software Center. It gets to here: screenshot and then closes I have tried using sudo apt-get remove software-center and then reinstalling ...
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GNUStep's ProjectCenter IDE not working properly on 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I installed Objective C Programming Environment on 64-bit Ubuntu 16.04 LTS earlier. Now I got to know that an IDE of GNUStep called ProjectCenter also got installed along with that environment. But ...
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How do you cancel an installation of Chromium web browser in unbuntu?

I downloaded chrome from the preloaded firefox browser and deleted it to replace it with chromium web browser from the software center because chrome was from a third party. The Chromium installation ...
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Software Center will not start from icon

I opened the software center (SWC) and clicked to update all (6) indicated packages. The SWC hung and I logged out after 15 or 20 min. After I logged back in I clicked on the SWC icon. It spun for a ...
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16.04 - Ubuntu Software has much less applications now. Why?

I have used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and 15.10 and have had no problems installing anything via the Software Centre. However, upon changing the software center in 16.04, I am having trouble finding many ...
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Messenger-Ubuntu

I purchased messenger-ubuntu I am running ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a t420 with a intel 3000 so it should run without a problem. My problem is that when I try to install it through the software center, it ...
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Wifi Network Failure Damaged Gnome Software App

Brand new install of Ubuntu 16.04 (plus all latest upgrades). I'm running Ubuntu on a desktop PC with an ASUS motherboard (dual-core processor) that is about 6 years old. I access the Internet using ...
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Software Center won't open at all

I am new user for Ubuntu and i use Ubuntu 16.04 LTS version. My problem is that I can not open software center. It can open before. After update and install some application, can't open software ...
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pkg: error: fgets gave an empty string from `/var/lib/dpkg/arch'

I am using 14.04 LTS of Ubuntu. Today I updated some files which was recommended by the software center. The update required a reboot of the system but due to something I could not reboot my system. ...
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Unable to launch Ubuntu software center

I have installed Ubuntu lsb_release -a Distributor ID:Ubuntu Description:Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Release:16.04 Codename:xenial When I am trying to launch the Ubuntu software center it does not launch. I ...
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libccolamd2.8.0 needs to be reinstalled, but I can't find an archive for it

Help! After I update my Ubuntu 15.10 I can't even install applications using the terminal: sudo apt-get install gimmp Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state ...
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moving software from one laptop to another

I have two laptops, first one is installed with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.And second one is installed with edubuntu. Both laptops are being used for different purposes. In one of my laptop I have installed ...
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Software Center vs Update Manager

After installing 16.04(Ubuntu Gnome) I realized that software center has an update manager on its own. When I have updates I get notifications from both Update Manager and software center. Sometimes ...
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Restaurar compras de Ubuntu Store

Quisiera saber si se pueden recuperar las compras en Ubuntu 16.04 con el cambio del centro de software. Hace tiempo compre los iconos numix square y me gustaría recuperarlos. Gracias Trans I ...
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i just had Ubuntu 16.4 installed / but software center will not load

I just had Ubuntu 16 put on my computer and the software center worked yesterday but today it will not, whats up ? and now i can not uninstall anything either can some one please tell me what to do ...
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Some softwares not opening/responding

i am using 14.04 LTS version of ubuntu. I had recently installed code::blocks from the software center and was working on it. But now,i am unable to open the file. even after i click, it doesnt ...
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Mint Software Manger in Xubuntu 16.04

I was much more enjoyed with software manager included in Mint Linux. Can I install it in ubuntu 16.04 instead of "native" manager?
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Any way to see "Optional add-ons' list of a software in new Ubuntu Software center in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS?

In older version of Ubuntu software center I can see the Optional add-ons list below of software description. Like the picture (indicated by circle).. But in new version of Ubuntu Software center ...
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How to make software available ONLY in Ubuntu Software Center install using Gnome Software in Ubuntu 16.04?

Sorry for such a mile-long question. I used to install software using USC in past versions. But in 16.04, GSC doesn't have all the software available in USC or in here: https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/ . ...
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Differences between Upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04 and a full new installation of 16.04

I upgraded an Ubuntu Studio 15.10 to a 16.04 and it works so fine, with a lot of "old" software I often used and still use. I formatted another PC (same hardware) and I installed Ubuntu Studio 16.04 "...
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software center is missing from launcher

When I first installed Ubuntu, Software Center is missing from launcher and it also disappears from searching. Because, I'm usually a Windows user, I found it on the Internet but then I couldn't ...
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Where are the settings for software-properties-gtk stored?

I would like to clear out one of the items in the history list for the "Download from" combobox on the first tab in software-properties-gtk. Where are the settings for this application (or backend ...
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Error Software Center

E:Type '--2016-04-30' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list, E:The list of sources could not be read., E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed ...
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I'm getting error while installing eclipse from ubuntu software center

While installing eclipse using ubuntu software center it is asking about the authentication password. Can any one tell me how to rectify the error?
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Development items disappeared from software center

In Ubuntu 14.04, I could search the software center for items like "libsdl" and get a link at the bottom to show the development packages. In Ubuntu 16.04, this option to show development packages is ...
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VLC wont install from Software Center in 16.04 - can't install from terminal

I recently dual booted a laptop with the recently released 16.04. I first attempted to install VLC media player from the Software Center, and like many others I'm unable to do that (or any third party ...