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Ubuntu Software Center disappeared. Reinstalling it doesn't work

I'm a newbie to Ubuntu, I have 15.10 installed but Software Center disappeared. I tried to run this in terminal: sudo apt-get install software-center But Im getting this error:
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add-apt-repositories isn't working

Basically the terminal freezes for a while the I manually have to ctrl+c to end the process, then I get the following ^CTraceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/add-apt-repository", line ...
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Software center remains unrepaired

The last time I had a broken software centre, I managed to fix things through upgrading Linux to a newer version. Regrettably as I have the latest version, this is no longer possible. Yet the same ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Won't Open and E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

I was having problems after I uninstalled libreoffice and installed openoffice. The Ubuntu software center will not open, no matter how many timees I try to reinstall it.
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Software-center hangs when open (does not completely open) on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have a question regarding software-center. When I try to open (regardless from terminal or not) it hangs with a "waiting" sign and does not proceed further. I am using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS I tried ...
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Cannot upgrade after installation of xsane

I have been experiencing problems after installing xsane and other software. I think I've been a bit naughty and I have taken advice from unofficial sources, and now I am reaping the consequences. I ...
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How to remove Kali Linux base from Ubuntu

I have mistakenly installed Katoolin in my Ubuntu 15.10. It has done a lot of problem in my pc & then I removed it but it wasn't totally removed. Everywhere in the system has it's effect. The main ...
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How to add a local mirror to Ubuntu Software Centre on Xubuntu?

I have a functioning mirror of the Ubuntu repositories for 14.04 on my LAN. Hosted on an Ubuntu 14.04 server. I connect to it from other Ubuntu servers, via http using a modified /etc/apt/sources.list ...
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New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Problem with rhythmbox & udev

I am currently running the Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf (development branch) and am having problems installing and uninstalling software. would you be able to help me with this? When I open the ...
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software-properties-common not installing

I'm trying to install the java jdk on my linux machine and ended up with the need to install software-properties-common. However if I try to install it with apt-get it returns this: Reading package ...
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Ubuntu Software center messed icons

I recently made a movement from Ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS to Ubuntu 15.04 and on Ubuntu 15.04 all icons or most of them are messed up, There size is also bigger.On 14.04 there was no such problem. I also ...
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Remove package repository

I must have a package repository listed that I can't reach and get the following error when I run apt-get update: Failed to fetch ...
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Can't install new packages from Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

On successfully entering password into the prompt, it displays this: PS : This happens for every new package.
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grey screens and a slow down in the system

The window goes grey and everything slows down to crawling speed. I have noticed this on: Ubuntu Software Center running alone Gparted and Firefox running together Firefox and Terminal running ...
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Why the software center doesn't allow multiple downloads?

I was wondering why the software center doesn't download all the requested apps and install one by one as they finish to download. Or instead why the software center doesn't download an app while the ...
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Ubuntu GNOME Software Centre global light theme makes selected item unreadable. How to fix?

Turning off Global Dark Theme in Ubuntu GNOME 15.10 makes selected item in the Software Center unreadable. Similar things happen in the Extensions page of GNOME Tweak Tool. I have tried disabling ...
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Authentication Error Software Center (can't install applications from software center)

I am trying to install VirtualBox and whenever I go to install it I get this error: I'm also running crouton on a Chromebook Dell Series 11 (Ubuntu XFCE) Anyone know an easy way to fix? Let me ...
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Broken software-center in Trusty Desktop (14.04.3)

Trouble started when I used usb-creator-gtk to create a bootable 14.04.3 USB flash drive. As the app was actually running, synaptic (v 0.81.1) was launched (not by me). Its GUI stayed on screen after ...
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Fails to download respository Information check internet connection

My Internet connection is working, but I cannot download anything from software center and I cannot update or upgrade from the terminal. I changed my /etc/apt/sources.list to activate all the ...
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Download through Ubuntu Software Center error [duplicate]

Im trying to download a game through Ubuntu Software Center but when I click install i get... Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available. ...
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Software Updater partial upgrade?

I just have a question about this pop up. Should I select a partial upgrade?, will this take me out from 14.04 and upgrade me to another version of ubuntu? I mean, is this like a Distro Upgrade?. or ...
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How to remove a package whose correct name you don't know?

I had downloaded arc-theme-solid_1450051815.946cbf5_all.deb file from http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:/Horst3180/xUbuntu_15.04/all/ and had installed it using the Software Center but ...
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What is the terminal command to force the software center to update its installed lists?

Hello I have installed haroopad.deb (markdown editor) through the Software Center. After that the program can be found unity dash search and starts fine. But the Software Center is unaware of the ...
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Software Center not working in Ubuntu 14.04 and unable to reinstall

My software center does not open. First, I tried updating using sudo apt-get update but I get following message: E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used ...
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Why can't i download something from Ubuntu software Center

I recently received my new pc preinstalled with ubuntu 14.04 and when I try and download someting from the Software center it doesnt download it stalls or something please help im new at Ubuntu
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Why is it that the Software Center still has issues with the text color of the program selected?

... I have lost track about the many different releases that still show the selected program in Software Center in a practically invisible text color. Go ahead, ask a low vision person to look at ...
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I have a error for installing my software in ubuntu, how can I solve it?

I have problem in my ubuntu : when I want to install a software or open the ubuntu software center , ubuntu show a messege that the system have a problem with currently software that installed. after ...
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Ubuntu update errors [duplicate]

My Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty Tahr" LTS is not updating. I get a red circle which reports the following error: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header E:Problem with MergeList ...
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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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ubuntu program installation issues [duplicate]

I keep trying to install applications, but I keep receiving an error. I thought I'd try opening the software center, but it keeps crashing. I've tried everything I could, scoured the internet, but ...
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archived .deb file error-specified file is not found using dpkg

i think my problem may be simpler than i am making it, but i am still learning linux servers the hard way. i cannot install or update packages, and i managed to track it to an archived version of the ...
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Software for getting Back Up of Ubuntu 14.04 LTS OS along with newly installed software

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS . After installing this OS , many new softwares are installed , and also many packages are updated. Now, my question is , is there any software ,with the help of which I can ...
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Software Center Is Missing And I Can't Reinstall It [duplicate]

As the title says my software center is missing and I can not reinstall it. When I try to reinstall it I get the following message. nickanthony@nickanthony-Aspire-E5-511:~$ sudo apt-get install ...
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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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Trying to fix a nonfunctional Software Center. E: Malformed line 1 in source list [duplicate]

I used the Ubuntu Source List Generator to try to fix the source list (copying and pasting the generated source list into the source list file) after I encountered the following error: ...
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Problems after installation of ubuntu 14.04

Few days earlier I wrote about my problems while reinstallation of ubuntu 14.o4. Well, this afternoon I was able to reinstall with all latest updates on my 20 GB partition. Now the problems are ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.3LTS 64-bit - apt-get update error , Hash Sum mismatch

apt-get update error. The following links result in a Hash Sum mismatch. Scared of following any other answers because all of them seem to be unique for every person's chosen mirror. Are these ...
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Installing gflags 12.04

I want to install libgflags-dev. According to this launchpad link, it is present in the ubuntu repositories : https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gflags and ...
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unable to install mysql server on ubuntu [closed]

the error I encountered while updating in ubuntu 11.10. since I found that ubuntu 11.10 supports much better than 12.04 for matlab, I have rebooted my OS to ubuntu 11.10. And even here, I face same ...
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How do I remove publisher name from Ubuntu Software Centre (Home:Horst3180)

I had installed a theme called Arc on my Ubuntu 15.10 from http://software.opensuse.org/download.html?project=home%3AHorst3180&package=vertex-theme But now I have uninstalled it and yet I can see ...
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Cannot open/run TERMINAL and software-center after PARTIAL UPGRADE prompted by Ubuntu

I cannot open terminal or software-center after installing the partial-upgrade prompted by Ubuntu. In UXTERM, when I type gnome-terminal, I get the output as: (process:10308): Gtk-WARNING **: Locale ...
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Ubuntu Software Center can't install software

Ubuntu Software Center gives me a message: new software can't be installed because there's a problem with the old software When I click on Repair, the details are: It requires installation of: ...
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On Kubuntu 14.04, Muon doesn't work after update and upgrade via terminal [duplicate]

I ran: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade on my terminal. After that, neither the "muon update manager" nor the "muon software center" work, when run, they both give an error: ...
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How to completely remove any program and its installation files?

Okay, I have noticed that whenever I installed the latest version of any software and then uninstalled it(even after using purge remove command from the terminal)because it doesn't support my ...
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How do I change server for software center? [duplicate]

So guys, I'm having a problem here. It started when I tried to install Eclipse on my Ubuntu 14.04. I got an error that said it failed to download it and to check my connection, but in details it said ...
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Installation freezes in software center

Whenever I open up the software center to install, the progress bar would gain a bit of progress, but then stays in the same position for several minutes before asking me to authenticate. After ...
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how can I delete the partly dowloaded app data

it might sound stupid, but I have a following problem: right now I have very low storage on may laptop for some reasons, anyway, I wanted to install an application from ubuntu software centre, when ...
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gvfs-backends unmet dependency

I by mistake un-installed ubuntu software center and gvf packages, when i am trying to install gvf packages i get this error. I ran sudo apt-get install gvfs-backends Reading package lists... Done ...
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When will Octave 4.0 be added to the software center?

Octave 4.0 has been available for several months now, but the software center is still providing Octave 3.8.1. Are there any plans to add support for 4.0 sometime soon?
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Cannot install anything – missing privileges

I recently updated to Ubuntu Wily Werewolf (kernel 4.2.0-21-generic) and since then every time I try to install anything I keep getting the following error: org.freedesktop.PolicyKit.Error.Failed: ...