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Software Center is not working

In 14.04 64-bit the Ubuntu Software Center is not working. I have copied the error message. 2015-06-20 17:32:58,946 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2015-06-20 ...
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Ubuntu Software Center won't stop searching activity

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I have been unable to cancel a search in Ubuntu Software Center, the process keeps going and going and I cannot install other programs. How do I cancel this? (its been ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Crash of Update-Manager and Software Center

Hej, Ubuntu 14.04 used to run really smoothly on my Lenovo Thinkpad X230 until recently. I tried figuring out how to fix it looking for threats dealing with the same issue. Unfortunately, it seems, ...
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vlc player is not installing from ubunto software center giving a massage

The following packages have unmet dependencies: vlc: Depends: vlc-nox (= 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1) but 2.1.6-0ubuntu14.04.1 is to be installed Depends: libc6 (>= 2.15) but 2.19-0ubuntu6.6 is to be ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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is there any method to retrieved uninstalled apps?

Is there any method in ubuntu 14.04 to retrieve removed apps? I lost some important apps. I need an immediate help! I can't install any apps from ubuntu software center now. If anybody have some info ...
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(Xubuntu)How to 'Right Click-Delete' apps in the Applications Menu, like the uninstall feature in Unity

Right clicking reveals several options for the selected app, but I cant actually uninstall the app, instead I have to open the Software Center and manually uninstall. Is there a way to simplify this ...
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App published only for old Ubuntu versions

I have a (commercial) app in the software center (Robotux). Previously, whenever a new Ubuntu version was released, Canonical made the package available for it. However, this doesn't seem to be the ...
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ubuntu licence for commercial apps

I want to submit a commercial application in ubuntu software center... in publish process there is a part that ask licence file (list of numbers) First, what is the syntax of this file? Second, how ...
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Problem prevents the update or the installation of new software

I have installed FrontAccounting from the Software Centre and the software is not available anywhere. I can't locate the icon of the application. Please guide me in how to locate the software so that ...
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12.04 LTS: 64 bits binaries do not work after 32 bit library install

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and to run some old 32 bit binaries, I installed Package ia32-libs via software center by downloading the package fromUbuntu packages But now my 64 bit system is not ...
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unable to open ubuntu software center (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

I'm getting this error when i try to open the Software Center: (software-center:7187): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:126:40: Invalid animation description ...
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Ubuntu Software Center is not working on 14.10

The Software Center is not working on 14.10. I tried un-installing and reinstalling back. Even then it's not working. What might have gone wrong ? Is it the version defect or something else ?
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dependencies error when install software-center

when I want to install software-center on Ubuntu 14.04.2, I got these messages: software-center: Depends: software-center-aptdaemon-plugins but it is not installable Depends: gir1.2-gmenu-3.0 ...
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Package operation failed : The installation or removal of a software package failed

OS Ubuntu 14.10, I'm installing the netbeans via ubuntu software centre and the following error occured. And I want to uninstall an application the same error comes.. installArchives() failed: perl: ...
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Dependency not satisfiable: gdb

I have installed gdb version 7.7.1. But it appears there is a bug which, when debugging, does not print arrays. So some people got this working by using gdb version 7.9. From apt-get install I see ...
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Install Waveengine on 32 bit ubuntu 14.04

You might know about WaveEngine which is a free cross-platform, open source 3d game engine like unity. I used it on windows 7. Now, I have come to ubuntu(which I definitely like), but when I install ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Software Center does not show buyable apps and games

When I try to buy apps and games from Ubuntu Software Center before Ubuntu 14.10 it worked. But when I open the Ubuntu Software Center on Ubuntu 14.10 (64bit) and go to "All Software -> For Purchase" ...
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Can't install prozilla on ubuntu gnome 14.10

i am getting this error while installing prozilla: (Reading database ... 100% (Reading database ... 154269 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Centre - how can I choose which disk applications are installed on?

My boot drive is an SSD. I want to install games, including Steam, but others too to my second Drive. But the Software Centre presents no options, just installs straight to the boot drive. Can I make ...
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UHD Problem in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

I'm a new user to the Linux OS. I've a project to be done using the USRP1. I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS, after installing Gnu-radio using the command: sudo apt-get install gnuradio Then I tried ...
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Software-center won't install paid app

OK, so the cost of MyCraft was just .99 so I purchased it to see how the purchased apps in Software Center to work - despite trying for weeks, it won't install. It just sits there 'in progress' ...
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Reinstallation of ubuntu causes install option to disappear

I reinstall ubuntu on my machine which causes removal of install option in software center. There are tons of answers available regarding this, I have tried most of them but unable to solve my issue. ...
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Software Center not functioning, not installable, and not removable, with a persistent live USB in 14.04

I'm using a persistent live USB to run 14.04. I used Ubuntu Software Center a few times to download software, but suddenly it stopped working. The logo is still there, but when I click on it the ...
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Ethernet network is not working except for skype

I installed Ubuntu 14.04. It was working smoothly. I installed all additional software I needed. Now I am having trouble with my internet connection. My Ethernet link isn't working. I thought, the ...
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Muon Software Center does not open

Trying to run Muon Software Center and I see the icon of loading but after 10-20 seconds nothing happens and it closes even not opened. What reasons maybe for this and how I can solve it?
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can't repair software center

it starts when I install libjpeg62 i386 by mistake on 64x machine so I try to fix this problem with: sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get install -f but it does not work: $ sudo apt-get install -f ...
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Why is a lot of software missing in my software center?

When I get to software center it shows I can't install preload and others claiming I have no package for that software. Why is that and did I break something? I installed Xubuntu over Ubuntu ...
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Synaptics Package manager and Software Manager crash

Hello when I try to open Synaptic Package Manager in Ubuntu 14.10 this error message appears: E: Type ‘apt-get’ is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/mono-xamarin.list E: The ...
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Ubuntu Software Center crashes with error

I had a previous problem reportedhere>> with dpkg and debhelper. I followed a previous answer here>> which solved my problem, but now a new one appeared. When trying to run Ubuntu Software Center, ...
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Updating through apt-get in terminal versus the Software Center

There have been several times in my memory that I will be prompted via the Software Center GUI to download system and application updates. It tells me the size of the total updates that will be ...
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Software center won't open,14.04

This problem began when I used the One Click Download for Moonlight from Mono. There is an error in the source list, line 2. I tried to update, same results. I tried deleting the line, the error moves ...
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installing Torque-4.2.6.1 in the workstation (both in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, with 8 nodes and 64 cores)

cd /software tar -xzvf torque-4.2.6.1.tar.gz cd /software/torque-4.2.6.1/ ./configure --prefix=/usr/local/torque make sudo make install (it is totally fine with this step) sudo vi /etc/profile Add ...
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Problem trying to install new software on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

When trying to install any new software on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I get this error: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/m/mesa/libgl1-mesa-glx_10.1.3-0ubuntu0.2_i386.deb 404 Not ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Problem in 14.04

I previously had 12.04 and it was working fine ever since I upgrade to 14.04 everything has been messing up I can't even download anything from Ubuntu Software Center. It says I don't have permission. ...
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I am having trouble fetching much needed updates

I am trying to figure out why my OS Ubuntu 14.04 LTS is having trouble fetching much needed updates? I live in Hawaii and there fore use the Hawaiian Mirror here as my source. I'm searching and ...
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Amarok does not run!

I'm using Ubuntu 14.0.1 and downloaded Amarok from software center. It installed correctly but when I launch it says updating system configuration in a loop. Please Help Me Out!
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Do I have to remove nvidia drivers to install software?

Whenever I try to install apps in the software center I see a popup like this: It says my nvidia drivers will be removed, I don't know if this is ok, how can I fix this problem so that I can install ...
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Getting error in upgrading Ubuntu to 14.04?

The contents of my /etc/apt/sources.list are: deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy main universe multiverse deb http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ saucy-security main universe multiverse ...
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Software Center crashes every time, even after reinstallation

So my Ubuntu Software Center has been crashing every time I run it. I've tried many attempts to remove it and reinstall it using sudo apt-get, but I have had no success getting it to work. I've even ...
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Open geosuite problem

I have a problem with my Ubuntu 12.04. When I was installing open geosuite I faced this problem. I cannot remove or install others software. It said the the package is broken. For example, I have ...
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not able to install the software sources listed in Ubuntu software center

When I tried to use sources codes listed in the "Ubuntu software center", does not show any progress and after some time the source disappears from the progress menu
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Mapping a music file to a discrete 2D domain/2-D array in Ubuntu

I wish to take music file as an input. The output should be a scalar field on a 2D domain or a Vector field on a 2D domain, which I can store as an array. We have seen mapping of music to a 2D domain ...
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A “serious error” every time I try to open software center

When I click the Software Center icon it opens but it just has a loading icon in the center and closes. Later, I see a minus sign in a red circle in the top right corner of my screen. When I click ...
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Unable to launch softwares that need root acces

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (64). I was setting the root theme appearance with ubuntu-tweak (something Ive done hundreds of time), meaning using the gtk theme in synaptic, gdebi for instance (otherwise ...