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The Software Center won't start anymore, how to fix it?

I have been using Ubuntu 13.04 for last 2 months. It was working properly but suddenly the Ubuntu Software Center has started hanging. Now it doesn't open. And every time I try to open it, I have to ...
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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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How do I enable the “Universe” repository?

How do I get to Universe Repository of Ubuntu software as mentioned in Ubuntu 12.04 LTS? I am installing 12.04 Ubuntu. Please help.
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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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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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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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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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W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and I'm trying to run the command: sudo apt-get update and I'm getting the error: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/trusty/Release W: Some ...
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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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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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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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Unable To Cancel Installation In Software Center (Matlab)

A Note: This question may be the exact same question as given in How to cancel an installation in the Software Center? but the solutions listed there haven't worked for me. Question: I am trying to ...
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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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Error occured when updating system

I have a problem during updating my Ubuntu system using terminal. Recently, there was two warning message appears on my terminal which like below: W: Failed to fetch http://archive.getdeb.net/...
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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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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 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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Problem in Installation of VLC media player

I downloaded vlc 2.0.1 for 32 bit ubuntu from http://ubuntu-15.blogspot.in/2012/06/download-offline-installer-ubuntu-1204.html. It was in ".isi" format. Whenever I double click on it then gedit ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Are there alternatives to software center?

Are there any GUI alternatives to the Ubuntu Software Center with Fast application loading/Low startup time Fast search Low weight/size Application purchase facility
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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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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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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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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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Software center crashing - header? [duplicate]

Having an issue here with my software center crashing upon initially running. This is the error Im receiving: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/...
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Unmet dependencies while installing fbreader

I was installing fbreader in Ubuntu 12.04, but it showed that some packages are broken and have unmet dependencies, so fbreader wasn't installed. Moreover, software center started to show repair ...
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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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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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Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available

I'm trying to install flash via the software center and I get this error : "Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available. (org.freedesktop.PolicyKit....
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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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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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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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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 ...