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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 ...
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Ubuntu Software center in Ubuntu 13.04 crashes when opened

I am using Ubuntu 13.04 with Gnome 3.8.1.When I try to open Ubuntu Software center, it simply crashes. Somebody please help me out. Thank you.
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How can I install avant window navigator in 12.10?

Installing the ubuntu 11.10 packages works.I can't compile awn on ubuntu 12.10. And i can't install it with the software-center but the program is listed on it. It isn't like awn depends to 100 % on ...
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How to include a screenshot of my application in the DEB/PPA to show it in Software-Center? [duplicate]

I know how to create a DEB and push it into my PPA at Launchpad but I want to know how I can include a screenshot of the application that it shows up in Software-Center.
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Why isn't the Iceland mirror working?

I have already tried sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade but then it cant connect to [to is.archive.ubuntu.com][1] and when i try to use update manager this comes W:Failed to ...
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No install button in software centre?

I can not install most of the software as not all of the software has a button to install. is this an error? or dependency problem if so how do i fix it?
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Clean uninstall of virtualenv and virtualenvwrapper

Since I do not use them at this time I tried to uninstall virtualenv and virtualenvwrapper via the Ubuntu Software Center. Now whenever I open a console I get the following error message: Traceback ...
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How do I find the maintenance status of programs in the Software Center?

How do I find out if a particular program in the "Software Center" is still being maintained?
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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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any reason Ubuntu Software Center does not accept paypal?

Recently the game braid was released for ubuntu in the ubuntu software center. however, it seems they don't take payments from paypal yet. Is there a political reason for this, or a technical one?
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Can I rate an application in software center without writing a review for it?

Can I just rate an application in the Ubuntu Software Center without having to write a complete review? I only get a window with SSO and a review text and rating.
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How to repair a failed install?

I had to do a hard reboot on my computer while installing mysql-admin and now I get an error when trying to install it. Here is the error message: How can I "repair this" ?
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Can we have broken software removed from the Software Center?

The Ubuntu Software Center does a fantastic job of inviting new users to explore and try out the software in Ubuntu's repositories. I don't have much experience with it but recently decided to give it ...
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How to report or block an inappropriate application in the Ubuntu Software Centre?

While browsing through the Ubuntu Software Center I noticed a publication that I think is inappropriate. Is there is a way to report possibly inappropriate applications?
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How does the PPA fit into the scenario of publishing an application to the Ubuntu Software Center?

I've been going through docs for the past couple of hours but I haven't understood what the PPA is? I have a cross-platform Java application that I'd like to publish to the Ubuntu Software Center. My ...
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Why does Software Centre ask for root password when the default is for root to be disabled with no password set?

This seems odd to me. I can't install software using the "friendly" GUI tool unless I input the root password but by default, my Ubuntu 12.04 has root disabled with no password set. Why doesn't ...
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Have applications which appear in the featured banner in the Software Centre paid to be advertised there?

When looking at the Ubuntu Software Centre I was wondering whether the banner at the top (which contains featured applications) contains paid for advertising, or whether they are just recommendations ...
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How do I update my own application in the software center?

Some applications use web services to provide services to users (especially Unity lenses). Things with APIs that might change, or things that might be updated. So what happens when someone submits a ...
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How does Canonical report and transfer Software Center sales money to app developers?

I would like to clarify some details of the derivation earned from the sale of application money. If I understood correctly, at the end of each quarter you will send us email to report the amount of ...
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How to translate software description in software-center

I want to ask you how / where to translate software description shown in Ubuntu Software Center. Thank you.
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Downloading a previously purchased app with Ubuntu Software Center

Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 but I want to claim a purchase of Minecraft that I bought with the old install using Ubuntu Software Center. Don't see an intuitive way of downloading your purchased ...
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How to add a Web App to Ubuntu's repositories?

According to This Question, some webapps like gmail are now "install-able". I'm the developer of Timer-Tab.com and have already integrated it with the Unity Desktop using the Unity Web API. Are ...
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When will the applications submitted to the Ubuntu App Showdown be available for download via the Software Centre? [closed]

The deadline for submitting applications has passed and now the applications are being reviewed. OMG! Ubuntu points out that the applications will be available on the Software Centre by the end of ...
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The new EA games cannot be found in the Software Center

Well, I want to install the two EA games that arrived in the software Center recently. But these packages seem to be missing as in the following picture: I've tried to update the sources, and ...
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Software center will not let me authorize

When trying to install a program from the software center it will ask for a password. I enter my password and the authentication window goes away and/or tells me there is a problem and the program ...
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problem after apt-get update command

Recently , i tried to install google earth from Ubuntu tweak . the programme asked me to add the repository of google earth . well,after i do the command i found that an error message that told me ...
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How to get the tags for the installed software in ubuntu?

I can retrieve the softwares using the dpkg command but is there a command to get the associated category for the software . For example if I have Firefox installed can I somehow retrieve a tag for ...
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How to fix “something wicked happened” in Software Center?

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04. Whenever I try to download a new app from the Ubuntu Software Center, it says: Requires unauthenticated packages It then gives me an option to "Repair". ...
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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?
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Ubuntu Software Center not working; says the package catalog needs repair

When I want to install anything in Ubuntu Software Center I get this message :
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How to have up to date software and more open source software in the Software Centre?

I would like to have a better selection of free software in the Software Centre and have newer versions of the packages. How can I achieve this?
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What data does the Software Centre use to give you recommendations?

Just below the What's New section there is a Recommended For You section. Currently I don't have it enabled, but other than the list of software, what data does it take about what you have installed? ...
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When will my application be reviewed?

I submitted an app to the Ubuntu Software Centre through my apps on developer.ubuntu.com yesterday. Will my app ever be reviewed or is my apps no longer used? My app is free and I packaged it myself ...
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Why do I have to sign into Ubunto One in order to install Steam?

The first time I installed Steam for Ubuntu was during the beta phase, and I can't remember I had to do anything special. A few months later, I'm now on a fresh install of Ubuntu (13.04) and want to ...
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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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When will developer.ubuntu.com review apps again?

I submitted my first app into Ubuntu Software Center, but I get this error: What does that error mean? Will my game get reviewed, or do I need to do something more? EDIT: Does anyone know when the ...
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How to force a recheck on purchasable apps on USC?

I've been trying to install some games via the USC, but they keep on saying they are not compatible with my Ubuntu version. However, when I check online, for example here: ...
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Why isn't Fluendo software showing up in 12.04 for purchase?

I am currently running Ubuntu 12.04 (32 Bit) and I have noticed that none of the previous software available for purchase from Fluendo is available. Does anyone know why? While trying to find a ...
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How can I enroll in the Ubuntu Software Centre on behalf of my company?

The FAQ says I "can enroll as an individual or on behalf of your company" but I didn't find any field where I can indicate that I want to enroll on behalf of my company. How can I do that?
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How do I remove a PC from the synced list

Is there a way to erase one pc from the list (of the synced computers) created on the left side of the Software Center? I mean, the pc is not listed in the Ubuntu One panel (not synced) anymore, but ...
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Unable to open Ubuntu Software Center, cannot repair package catalog

I just upgraded to 11.10, but during the installation something happened towards the end with the adobe flash package and the installation just ended. It said it would try to recover, but didn't, and ...
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Ubuntu Software Center crashes due to error in its Python code

I searched for that, but did not find any reference to it on this site. If you know some, please refer me to it - the issues I have seen have different symptoms. So, to the point... I had Ubuntu ...
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I've submitted an app for the software center, but it's status says “Draft”. What does this mean? Do I need to do something still?

I created a common network program. I think that it's very useful for users that use internet. So I uploaded it at https://myapps.developer.ubuntu.com/dev/apps as you look at following picture. ...
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Accessing Previous Purchases

I purchased Steel Storm Burning Retribution back in 2011. Now that I have a new laptop with 13.04 I logged in to the software Center to re-install it, but the Previous Purchases screen comes up ...
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Developing OpenGLES2 apps for Ubuntu Software Center

I have a game for iOS and Android that I now want to port to Ubuntu. I plan to distribute it with Ubuntu Software Center. Preferrably for free with an in-app-purchase. My codebase is currently based ...
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Cannot use software-center to install packages from local repository without internet [closed]

I have a Local repository as instructed in this tutorial . It is a trusted repository, so no "Authentication errors" are there. I've tested it with synaptic and apt-get . I was being able to use ...
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Is it possible to set a download limit in the Ubuntu Software Center?

Is it possible to set a download limit in the Ubuntu Software Center? Also, is there is a way to download applications installation files for offline use?
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How to know that an app uses which proxy settings

There are applications which don't work over proxy. Last time I tried Software Center did not work. update-manager also has issues connecting to proxy though there is a workaround. How do I find out ...
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Sign out of Ubuntu single sign-on account in software center reviews

Will the Ubuntu Software Center get an option to sign out of your Ubuntu single sign-on account?
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Where are the guidelines for the Software Center approval process for paid applications? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Paid apps in the Ubuntu Software Center On every post on Ubuntu Gamer, the first reaction of people is always When will this come to software center? Are there ...