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Why aren't my PPA's showing up in the Ubuntu Software Center?

When I add a PPA via Software Sources it normally would show up in the Ubuntu Software Center shortly after. But lately it seems that any PPA I add either won't show up, or takes days to. Does anyone ...
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How can I stop my email address displaying in the Software Center comments?

Whenever I leave a comment in USC, my email address is displayed. This is not the case for other commenters. How can I prevent this? Example: https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/applications/precise/folder-...
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Why is software slow to install using Ubuntu Software Center?

I've recently installed 12.04 on my PC but I am finding that it takes an eternity to install software using the software center. My PC has more than enough power to handle this (I'm running a 64 bit ...
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Software Center in Dark Theme Unreadable

So I am using the dark theme in gdm and the text in the software center is unreadable. I found a workaround by changing the font color from the .css as follows sudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/...
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How do I open Ubuntu Software Center via Terminal?

I am a newbie in linux and I don't know how to open the Ubuntu Software Center via Terminal!! Please help
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Cannot locate Ubuntu Software Center via Firefox to open APT links

I'm trying to locate where the Ubuntu Software Center is to choose as default for handling APT links in Firefox. I can click on the links, and I get the pop-up, but Ubuntu Software Center is not ...
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How can i install php 5.5 in ubuntu [duplicate]

How can i replace 5.3 with php 5.5 un ubuntu.I tried in google and failed to find repository. Please help me
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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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Where is search on Ubuntu Software Center?

It seems to have disappeared. The menu Edit/Search doesn't work, either. I've filed a launchpad bug-report.
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Is uninstalling via software center the equivalent of “apt-get purge”? [duplicate]

Is uninstalling via software center the equivalent of apt-get purge? Or perhaps it is apt-get remove?
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How do I unlock /var/lib/dpkg/lock? [duplicate]

I attempted to install dropbox on my Ubuntu system, but now I am unable to install or uninstall any software. I get this error: E: Unable to lock the administration directory /var/lib/dpkg/lock? I ...
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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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Should I install Firefox add-ons via the Software Center or the webbrowser?

I would like to install some Firefox add-ons, also called 'extensions' or 'plugins', like for example Adblock Plus, Ubufox or Greasemonkey. Should I install them from the Mozilla website, using the ...
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When purchasing software, how many releases of Ubuntu will that software be available to me?

As in the title, if I purchase software and install the next version of Ubuntu will I have to purchase it again?
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apt.conf “Acquire::http:Proxy ”proxyserver:port" seems not to be used (Ubuntu 13.04 under Virtual Box on Win7)

This is for an installation of Ubuntu 13.04 Desktop in a VirtualBox VM. I'm on a corprate network with an HTTP proxy at x.y.z.251:9090. I've configured the guest OS with the autoconfiguration script, ...
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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 to delete History of installed packages

I need to delete the Synaptic/Software Center history(commit logs). How can I go about doing this?
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How do I package an application to submit to the MyApps portal?

I'm trying to submit my app to the MyApps portal. I really don't get it what I should submit, source code or deb package? If source, in which format, whole app as zip, tar.gz...?
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How can I update Google Chrome?

I am running Ubuntu Maverick under VMWare on Windows to make sure the code I write works on various OSes and browsers. I don't use it as my primary operating system. I can't figure out how to update ...
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Is there an Intelligent Personal Assistant available in Ubuntu?

I am new to Ubuntu and I was wondering if there was an IPA like Cortana or Siri in the software center.
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What is the best method to enable third party sources after an upgrade?

I have recently upgraded my 12.04 LTS Ubuntu to 12.10 Ubuntu. During the installation process Third Party Resources were disabled. The dialogue suggested that "Some third party resources in your ...
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How can I delete a review in the Ubuntu Software Center?

I want to delete or at least modify a review in a program at Ubuntu software center. I was wondering if there is any way I can do that since I logged in with the account I had written the review , and ...
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Cannot install any software from the Software Center due to ttf-mscorefonts-installer package error

When I try to install any software from ubuntu software center it comes with error: An unhandled error occured There seems to be a programming error in aptdaemon. This is the software that allows you ...
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Packaging wallpapers for Ubuntu software center

I was wondering how to package some wallpapers into a package for the Ubuntu Software Center?
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Why do I have to 'buy' a free item in the Ubuntu Software Center? [closed]

When using the Ubuntu Software Center, why do I have to go through the extra steps to 'buy' a free item? Why can't it just get installed?
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How do I return a purchase from the Ubuntu Software Centre?

I purchased Amnesia (game) from the Ubuntu Software Centre. It crashes on startup every time and I therefore want to return it for a refund. I can't find a way of doing so through the USC and, ...
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Installing software center ubuntu

Okay so I recently had some problems with ubuntu software centre where if I opened it from the dashboard it would open up, but only display a white screen. Nothing happened, so if I then clicked the '...
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How long does it take to complete the review stages in Ubuntu?

When we submit an application to the Ubuntu Software Center, how long does it take to complete the review stages? Namely, Pending Review In Review How long (average or based on your experience) ...
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Two Software Center Icons 16.04

After upgrade to 16.04 from 15.10, I see two software center icons. One works, the other doesn't. In the image below, the right works, the left doesn't. The left, when clicked, doesn't do anything, ...
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How can I install Eclipse 4 through Ubuntu Software Center (desktop 12.04 64bit)?

How do I install Eclipse 4 through Ubuntu Software Center on my desktop 12.04 64 bit os? The reason I would like to install through Ubuntu Software Center is because it's easy to uninstall the ...
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Will “Oilrush” be available for purchase from the Software Center?

Oilrush is a game with a high-end graphics engine due for release on the linux platform very soon. As a matter of fact, preordering is already possible! That is why I would like to ask whether it ...
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What happens when I press buy button in software center?

Just for my curiosity, what are processes happening,when I press buy button in software center ? . I just noticed that it updates software cache when I pressed buy button. It means it adds a temporary ...
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Spectacle app alternative for Ubuntu

On Mac I have been using the Spectacle app for moving and resizing windows with simple, customizable keyboard shortcuts. It's very cool. What similar application can I use for Ubuntu?
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World of goo is not in Ubuntu Software Centre?

I bought world of goo about 1 year ago and I wanted to install it again on Oneiric Ocelot but it seems that it's not available anymore. So, can someone confirm this? If it's not there, shouldn't I be ...
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apt method to get the latest nvidia driver

The nvidia driver that I got from Ubuntu repository is 260.19.06 . I was having some problems with videos, so I checked the nvidia site, and the version available there was 260.19.44. Is there a way ...
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Are there geographical restrictions to the software center?

I am not able to see even a single application for purchase in Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal Software Center. It has been the like this ever since i did clean install over 10.10. Are available ...
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What does Ubuntu software center error “bad quality package ” means? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is a “bad quality” package? In 11.04, Ubuntu software center complains most of the .deb package as bad quality package including chrome from google. What ...
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Only seeing the current computer listed in the Sync Between Computers section in Software Center

I have enabled Sync Between Computers using the same Ubuntu account on three different computers. When I open Sync Between Computers in Software Center I only see the current computer. I used to be ...
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Problem in jenkins installation on Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS

$ sudo apt-get install jenkins Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following NEW packages will be installed: ...
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How do I remove Skype 4.3 from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (32-bit)

I installed Skype on my nephew's new Ubuntu 14.04 LTS machine, and now we've decided to remove it. But I'm not able to locate it in my Installed programs section of Ubuntu Software Center. I'm able to ...
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How do I remove the Ubuntu Software Center?

I have a pretty slow computer, and every time I open Ubuntu Software Center, the entire computer slows down, and 97% of the time, it hangs. So, I was wondering whether you can uninstall Ubuntu ...
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How to reinstall many removed packages at once?

I used sudo apt-get remove python command and accidently removed a bunch of packages that were required. I logged in via command line and installed ubuntu-desktop again but there are other packages ...
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Not able to install software on Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

I am newbie with Ubuntu.I am trying to download Okular pdf reader from Software Center but I am getting some error. At first it was asking for installation of packages from not authenticated source,...
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Are bad download speeds considered normal after a release of a new Ubuntu version?

Installing new packages on my recently installed Ubuntu machine is slow. Fetching apt headers even took me more than three minutes because they are downloaded at ~20kB/s – in my case from at.archive....
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How to refresh the software sources in Ubuntu Software Center?

I have added a PPA repository to my fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04 with the Software sources menu item in the Ubuntu Software Center (USC). The problem is that the new repository is not ...
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Opera web browser in Ubuntu Software Center

Is Opera Web Browser going to be offered via Ubuntu Software Center?
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“Waiting to install” for ever - Ubuntu Software - 16.04

When I try to install .deb files with "Ubuntu Software", it keeps "Waiting to install" for ever.
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Slow installation of applications in Ubuntu Software Center?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 desktop and I am in the process of learning. I want to install some applications from the Ubuntu Software Center, but the installation process is quite long and slow. ...
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Software Center disappeared and system settings does not work

I was cleaning up software in Software Center that I no longer use and after uninstalling one package the Software Center disappeared - as well as the System Configuration tools, how can I restore the ...
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Is there a way to browse all repositories available to an ubuntu system?

Most of the time I come up with a problem, eg "how do I draw a picture in ubuntu?" and then after some googling I come up with a solution eg "get gimp installed" But what if I'm not looking for ...