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Why is dpkg -i faster than the ubuntu software center?

Why is using sudo dpkg -i package.deb to install deb packages faster than double clicking on the deb file and installing it through the software center? I have seen a very significant time gap ...
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Unable to download from software centre

I am unable to install anything from the Ubuntu Software Center. After clicking on any application it just shows "available from the Universe source". What should I do to rectify it ? I am using ...
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Apps from Ubuntu Software Center don't update [duplicate]

Last year I installed FileZilla using Ubuntu Software Center (14.04). I noticed it hadn't upgraded in a while, and so I checked the Center, and sure enough, USC says Canonical does not provide updates....
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Help! I can't install anything because of subprocess error [SOLVED]

I don't know what happened but suddenly with no reason no apps and packages could get installed. When i want to install a package with sudo apt-get install <package> I get this error: mpiuser@...
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How do I install the newest version of glogg in Mythbuntu?

I am new to linux, so I apologize if this is a ridiculous question. My system: Mythbuntu 14.04 Xfce desktop I wanted a gui to view/tail/filter multiple log files and after a brief web search ...
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Dropbox fail in Ubuntu 12.04

I tried installing Dropbox in Ubuntu 12.04 in the computer that is provided by my university. I do not have root privileges. I tried to install it through Ubuntu Software Center. When I did a reboot ...
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Can't Install anything from Ubuntu Software Center in Ubuntu 15.10

I just recently upgraded from Ubuntu 15.04 to Ubuntu 15.10, and now I can't install any software from Ubuntu software center or Terminal. When I update, it is updating perfectly, but when I try to ...
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Software centre errors recover

Due to incomplete installation of a software, Software centre shows the following errors : E: Encountered a section with no Package: header E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/archive....
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Ubuntu Software Updater and Software Center do not launch [duplicate]

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and I have read one of the articles on here with fixing this issue, but it did not help. When I launch either the Software Updater or Software Center, a send crash error report ...
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Lubuntu 15.04 cannot update “Check your internet connection”

Whenever I try to update my Lubuntu 15.04, or even reload the software sources, it says "Failed to download package information. Check your internet connection." The odd thing is, my internet is ...
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Failed to download repository information Ubuntu 13.10 [duplicate]

I know that this question has been asked many times but everything I've seen has not helped me. I'm new to linux. I'm on 13.10 and I get that message every time I try to update my software sources. ...
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Teamviewer installed from .deb does not show up in software center

I've recently installed Teamviewer 11 on Ubuntu Studio 14.04. I double clicked the .deb file and it sent me to the software center, where I clicked Install. The application then installs just fine and ...
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Where does ubuntu store information on all installed programs

I have created a custom software, packaged it as a .deb file and tried to installed the same through software-center. Everything was successful. However, when I go back to "Installed" software, I do ...
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Software Center Crashing, Im getting annoyed

I'm running Ubuntu 15.01 or something like that, I just installed it yesterday. Anywho, when I try to open the Software center it immediately crashes. Before this whole crashing thing, it wouldn't ...
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How to remove Ubuntu Software Center sections after uninstalling an app?

I once have downloaded chrome for my 14.04 ubuntu. After a while, I've uninstalled it but at Ubuntu Software Center it keeps showing Google section when I click at the down arrow besides "All ...
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What can I do if paid apps won't install in Software Center?

I purchased and tried to install Messenger-ubuntu through the Software Center, but the installation gets caught in a loop: Other free apps will still install just fine, but I also noticed that ...
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What replaces the software center?

I get that the software center is going away, but what replaces it? I just installed ubuntu 15.10, mate, and its not here. Is there an alternative hiding some place? I installed synaptic for package ...
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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 igraph-0.7.1....
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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 libcurl3-...
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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 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/...
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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 stop....
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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 apt-...
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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 username/...
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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 "/usr/bin/software-...
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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 ...