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How to pay for an app in Software Center

I have seen several apps that cost an amount in Software Center to adquire them. So I have some questions: How does one pay for this apps? What currency is supported? What methods of payments are ...
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Installation Error, “Unable to lock the administration directory” [duplicate]

Whenever I try to install any software through Terminal or Software on my Ubuntu 11.04, I'm getting this response: In Terminal: E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource ...
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Can not install some programs from Web [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I install software using the Ubuntu Software Center? Hey I install today and completely new I was wondering how do i install programs. I used too use windows ...
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Software center “install” button doesn't do anything [closed]

When I click "Install" in the software center, it fails silently, doing nothing. I then checked the command line, and got this error 2012-01-28 18:47:26,076 - softwarecenter.backend - WARNING - ...
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Problem with Ubuntu Software Center download rate [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I get apt to use a mirror close to me? When I download something from the Ubuntu Software Center, it usually downloads at about a 40kb/s speed. Thing is, I can ...
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Ubuntu software center says “Ubuntu Software Center is not communicating” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the easiest way to resolve apt-get BADSIG GPG errors? when I open the ubuntu software center, it shows nothing and when I close the tab appears a message ...
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Upgrading Software Center in ZorinOS 5 [closed]

I currently run ZorinOS 5 Ultimate. How do I upgrade to the newest Ubuntu Software center. Or at least, refresh the full package list so I can stop instLLING OLDER PACKAGES?
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Emerald installed but doesn't show in software center or synaptic?

I installed Emerald using instructions from here; I've have had a nice play with it but would now like to remove it. The package doesn't show in software centre or synaptic and is now causing me a ...
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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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Package Operation Failed - Help

Whenever I try to update or install programs I get the "Package Operation Failed" message. Here's whats it says in the details section: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading ...
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I have an error message in Update Manager [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix this “E:Type '*' is not known on line * in source list …” update error? I got this error message E:Type 'ain' is not known on ...
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How do I reinstall the Software Center? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to re-install Software Center? I've somehow accidentally uninstalled Software Center and I can't seem to reinstall it. I don't have a web browser currently on the ...
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How do I run the latest version of “Ubuntu Software Center” on 10.04? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I install Ubuntu Software Center and indicator-sound from 10.10 on 10.04? I am new to ubuntu and juat install Ubuntu 10.04 notebook version, and my question is can i ...
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Is it possible to get the old Software Center back?

Regarding the new Ubuntu Software Center that came with 11.10: I hate it. I think the old one is much more functional and is prettier than the new one. Is there any way to get the old Software Center ...
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Why can't I update applications without upgrading the whole OS?

In Ubuntu, once a release is out the software one has installed receives security updates only. In Windows, I can get new versions of programs with new features. How can Windows do this and why can't ...
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Unable to install more than one Software at once

Softwares in USC installs one after the other, is there any way to make more than one sofware install at the same time?
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How to install .deb files the old fashion way? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to use gdebi instead of Ubuntu Software Center to install .deb files? Is there a way to install DEB-files the old fashion way in Ubuntu 11.10? I can't install ...
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No pysvn package in software center

There is a pysvn package but I can't find it in software center. Any idea?
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Error with Update Manager and Software Center

I am running Ubuntu 11.10. On trying to check for updates using the Update Manager GUI, I encounter the following error: Failed to download repository information Check your Internet connection. ...
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How can I stop the Ubuntu Software Center from autostarting in Xubuntu?

I recently installed Xubuntu 11.10 and am completely updated. Software sources used include proposed as well as backports (in case that means anything). My issue is that the Ubuntu software center ...
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Cannot download softwares from the Software Center

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 on my computer that has Windows7 on it as well. I was first trying to upload Chromium and I got this error: Package dependencies cannot be resolved This error ...
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I can't download from Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: I can't install software from the software center After I press install it says: Please check your internet connection After I click ok, it says: Require ...
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How-To add a software to the ubuntu software-center [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to get my software into Ubuntu? may somebody tell me how i can add a freeware to the ubuntu software-center? enter link description here
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Why can't I install programs from Ubuntu center? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Install button in Software Center is disabled I'm and administrator and everything is all right but when I want to install something/click button with 'Install' written ...
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Problem with Microsoft core fonts installer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I accept the agreement in a terminal, like for ttf-mscorefonts-installer? Yes, very strange problem indeed. I installed Gnome package for a more beautifull ...
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Ubuntu software centre is loading a blank window [closed]

This issue has reared its head just today. the Ubuntu Software Centre seems to be broken It loads up a blank window with the title "Ubuntu Software Centre" but doesn't do anything else after that. ...
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How to copy my software to another computer?

I have installed Ubuntu in my laptop and I want to copy all the software and games that I have downloaded from software center to my desktop such that I don't need to download them all over again. How ...
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When a PPA has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center

If a PPA in your sources list has a package of the same name in the Ubuntu Software Center, which one shows up in the software center. Likewise, which package is downloaded via apt-get install ?
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An unhandleable error occurred [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot install any software from the Software Center due to ttf-mscorefonts-installer package error Ubuntu 11.10 Software Centre Error title:An unhandlable error ...
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Ubuntu Software Center search only returns magazines

No matter what I search for in Ubuntu Software Centre, the only search results are magazines. I'm searching from the top level category. If I browse the categories manually (Graphics->3D for ...
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How do programs make it into the Software center?

Personally, I mostly trust downloading programs from the software center, and usually stay clear of PPAs. Do programs go through a process of going from a ppa to becoming part of the universe ...
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How do I enable the “multiverse” repository?

I keep seeing places refer to the "multiverse" repository as a place I can get software, how can I enable this repository? Please specify how to do this graphically and via command line.
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Difference between kernel source code (kernel.org) and linux-source (in software center)

What is the difference between kernel code downloaded from http://www.kernel.org and the one downloaded from Software Center linux-source package? Which one is better for writing a device driver?
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How can I browse the Ubuntu Software Centre online?

I'd like to access entire contents of the Ubuntu Software Center online. Is there anyway to browse the Software Center online?
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gDevilspie fails to launch, what to do?

When launched from terminal: ---:~$ gdevilspie pyGTK is not correctly installed, exiting. Installed in 11.10 Using Ubuntu Software Center...
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Difference between Emacs metapackage and Emacs

I have the following sources enabled: main, universe, restricted and multiverse. On Ubuntu Software Center on 11.10 I see two packages for Emacs: The GNU Emacs editor (metapackage) The GNU Emacs ...
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Payments in local currency in Software Centre

I'm from the UK and buying software from the Software Centre in USD incurs charges from my bank. Are there any plans to allow payments in local currency?
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Errors with ATFTPD: Unterminated quoted string

After upgrading Ubuntu from 11.04 to 11.10 (32bits) I'm having trouble with ATFTPD: Anytime I'm starting atftpd I'm getting this error: /etc/default/atftpd: 2: Syntax error: Unterminated quoted ...
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How to install gnome-app-install?

The software centre is slow and annoying (packages from additional repositories don't show up sometimes etc.), so I want the old Add/remove software application back. I've found out that the package ...
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What does “(obsolete)” mean in Ubuntu Software Center

I sometimes see software in Ubuntu Software Center with "(obsolete)" at the end of the title. What does this mean? Are there any risks? Is there a simple way to get to a non-obsolete version? For ...
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Ubuntu Software Centre - error

When I am trying to install any application from Ubuntu Software Centre , It is throwing below messages.. Failed to download package files. Check your Internet connection But when I try from ...
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Ubuntu software center or update manager is having trouble downloading [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to fix 'Check your Internet connection' error in software center? when I try to use Ubuntu software center or update manger it has trouble downloading any ...
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GWT (Google Web Toolkit) App through USC (Ubuntu Software Center)

Is it possible do deploy google web toolkit (GWT) apps through the UBUNTU software center? I never deployed any application through the UBUNTU software center (newbie). So if yes, is there someone who ...
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Error 416 Request Range Not Satisfable

I have a problem with the installation of packages through Ubuntu Software Center, or, in general, through apt. I installed CNTLM to configure the proxy authentication that i use to connect to the ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Proxy with password

The Ubuntu PC is behind a proxy server that requires a password. On Windows it automatically uses windows authentication (e.g. with Internet Explorer), or enter it manually (e.g. Avast). I did a ...
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Is there an alternative to installing Ruby Version Manager (RVM) from repository in Ubuntu Software Center?

I generally avoid the hosted Ruby repos and install RVM manually but I notice there's an RVM repo in Ubuntu Software Center now. Has anyone used it? Would I be better off continuing to install RVM ...
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How do I deal with “unauthenticated sources” errors in the Software Center?

Any install that I'm trying through the Software Center is telling me: Requires installation of untrusted packages: The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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How to disable/hide paid apps from Ubuntu Software Center? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it possible to remove the commercial programs section from the Software Center? Is there a way to disable or hide paid apps from Ubuntu Software Center (Ubuntu ...
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Unable to install applications in Ubuntu Software Center [closed]

I try to install apps on software center and nothing happens it does'nt ask me to enter my password or anything when i click install it so annoying > <
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Who to contact about an outdated application in the Software center?

Sometimes applications in the Software Center are outdated and several years old. For instance the version of QtGain is several years old. Who should I contact to report this?