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Why does “apt-get update” need sudo, but using “Software updater” doesn't?

I think it's really strange that apt-get update and apt-get upgrade need sudo. But why doesn't using Software Updater need it as welll? I mean, I can install (almost) all updates without even being ...
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Problem prevents the update or the installation of new software

I have installed FrontAccounting from the Software Centre and the software is not available anywhere. I can't locate the icon of the application. Please guide me in how to locate the software so that ...
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How do I fix dependency and tar problems with linux-image-extra* package?

Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Trusty Tahr linux-image-extra-3.13.0-49-generic_3.13.0-49.56 is current package The Ubuntu Software Updater is set to check for updates daily. The last set of updates included ...
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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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12.04 LTS: 64 bits binaries do not work after 32 bit library install

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and to run some old 32 bit binaries, I installed Package ia32-libs via software center by downloading the package fromUbuntu packages But now my 64 bit system is not ...
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Ubuntu Software Center closes immediately after opening

Opening Ubuntu Software Center results in it closing 1-2 seconds later. How can I fix this?
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Installing MySQL Workbench ⇒ Error

I have installed MySQL Workbench in the past using MySQL APT. My software repositories lists have recently been updated and since then my MySQL Workbench disappeared. It is still on the disk but it ...
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unable to open ubuntu software center (Ubuntu 12.04 LTS)

I'm getting this error when i try to open the Software Center: (software-center:7187): Gtk-WARNING **: Theme parsing error: gtk-widgets.css:126:40: Invalid animation description ...
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Problem with Updater & Software centre : Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Reading package list fails when I apt- update

I recently was runnning the auto updater and I got the red circle with a white line within saying: A problem occurred when checking for updates After reading a few of the forums here, I tried to ...
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Ubuntu Software Center is not working on 14.10

The Software Center is not working on 14.10. I tried un-installing and reinstalling back. Even then it's not working. What might have gone wrong ? Is it the version defect or something else ?
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I have a PPA, but I can't figure out how to add an image to the Software Center listing

So I have made a PPA: https://launchpad.net/~stefansundin/+archive/ubuntu/truecrypt After adding the ppa and updating the sources, I can see it in the software center. It is using the default icon ...
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What is a good Ubuntu application for adjusting the screen colour balance and contrast?

It seems that the screen of my Samsung Series 7 Chronos laptop has a weird white glare. (try seeing how the pdf file on the Overleaf website looks like!) I installed "redshift" but that is just ...
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dependencies error when install software-center

when I want to install software-center on Ubuntu 14.04.2, I got these messages: software-center: Depends: software-center-aptdaemon-plugins but it is not installable Depends: gir1.2-gmenu-3.0 ...
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Package operation failed : The installation or removal of a software package failed

OS Ubuntu 14.10, I'm installing the netbeans via ubuntu software centre and the following error occured. And I want to uninstall an application the same error comes.. installArchives() failed: perl: ...
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Ubuntu Software Centre can't connect to the internet. 13.04 [duplicate]

My connection works for the web browser, but no matter what solution I have tried on-line, it will still not connect, giving me the "Failed to download repository information, Check your Internet ...
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unable to remove a program

I'm trying to remove bitdefender using the ubuntu software center.. and this is what happened next: installArchives() failed: (Reading database ... (Reading database ... 188880 files and directories ...
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can't install , remove , purge or anything

when ever I try to open Software Center it shows a message : New software can't be installed because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Do you want to repair this problem ...
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Where to get daily news about new Ubuntu Phone apps?

With the release of the Ubuntu phone, the apps environment is going to grow quite a bit. Is there any resource that offers daily updates about new released apps, scopes etc. in the Ubuntu store?
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I need help with a stripped version of Ubuntu

I installed Andy Linux on my pc. IT IS a mini or stripped version of Ubuntu with some ham radio programs installed. It does not have software center or some of the programs for services, and other ...
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Dependency not satisfiable: gdb

I have installed gdb version 7.7.1. But it appears there is a bug which, when debugging, does not print arrays. So some people got this working by using gdb version 7.9. From apt-get install I see ...
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PPP Connection: Software Center 'Install' button is not active

I'm using PPP connection with Huawei Mobile Partner dial up software on Ubuntu 14.04. Problem is when I want to download software via Ubuntu Software Center. 'Install' button is not active just like ...
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Install Waveengine on 32 bit ubuntu 14.04

You might know about WaveEngine which is a free cross-platform, open source 3d game engine like unity. I used it on windows 7. Now, I have come to ubuntu(which I definitely like), but when I install ...
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Software Center closes unexpectedly in 14.04 [duplicate]

Software Center opens for a few seconds and then closes. Here is the output when opened from Terminal: preston@p-pc2:~$ software-center 2015-03-28 17:40:14,998 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - ...
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Where is the OTHER Wesnoth data stored?

I had installed The Battle for Wesnoth (latest version) from the Ubuntu Software Centre on my Ubuntu Utopic Unicorn (U3!). I then uninstalled it for a while. Later I installed it again. To my ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 won't download apps?

I have replaced Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.The problem is I can't download any apps from software center. I click on the app and it said "Available from the 'universe' source". I click the button ...
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Ubuntu Sofware Center no longer works [duplicate]

I recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04 for the first time (previously an XP user). Naturally, I did the usual search on the internet regarding "things to do after installing Ubuntu..." One of the many ...
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cant install any software from software center [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 AMD64 on my desktop. When I tried to install VLC Media player or anything else. I get the message "Failed to download repository information". This is my first ...
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Missing password-asking dialog popup on session via VNC-SSH

I've almost got to have a remote Ubuntu Desktop working exactly as id it was a local session, but still can't solve a little issue wich is driving me crazy. I have a remote machine with Ubuntu ...
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How to buy an app in Ubuntu Phone

Hello I have the new bq aquarius with Ubuntu Phone and I'm trying to buy the app Cut the Rope but when I try to introduce a verification code for my credit card an error popup appear and I can't buy ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Software Center does not show buyable apps and games

When I try to buy apps and games from Ubuntu Software Center before Ubuntu 14.10 it worked. But when I open the Ubuntu Software Center on Ubuntu 14.10 (64bit) and go to "All Software -> For Purchase" ...
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fail to update software [duplicate]

hope you are all doing good on this saturday night ? its rainy here in france.. got to hate that xD so, on this rainy night, i decided to update my software with the package manager, so its goes all ...
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Can't install prozilla on ubuntu gnome 14.10

i am getting this error while installing prozilla: (Reading database ... 100% (Reading database ... 154269 files and directories currently installed.) Preparing to unpack ...
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Updating Ubuntu, Unmet dependencies

When trying to open Ubuntu Software center getting this: This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a ...
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RipOff 0.8.3 not finding ANY plugins

As of upgrading 14.04 I've had a problem with RipOff (i.e. 0.8.3). I get "No valid RipOff encoding plugin could be found" Under Preferences/Plugins lo-and-behold no plugins - not even the free ...
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how to get the preloaded services?

I installed the Ubuntu 14.04 by CD , at that time i had no internet connection due to that i am not able to get all the built-in packages. Some of the problems arises like, plug ins required for ...
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Software Center crashes and I can not install any packages anymore

After I tried to install Skype (in order to do that I typed in some commands that I cant remember that I got from this forum) my software center is closing right after opening it and I can not install ...
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software center won't open, triggers system problem detected message, ubuntu 12.04

Lately software center won't open, when I try some of the fixes such as reinstall, I get this dialog: john@john-Dell-DM051:~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall software-center [sudo] password for ...
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How do I enable the “partner” repository?

I keep seeing places refer to the "partner" 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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Note taking software [duplicate]

So I am a CS student and work a lot on programming usually on a Linux machine. I have Linux installed on a partition of my laptop, and lately I have been thinking of making the full switch to Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Centre - how can I choose which disk applications are installed on?

My boot drive is an SSD. I want to install games, including Steam, but others too to my second Drive. But the Software Centre presents no options, just installs straight to the boot drive. Can I make ...
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I'm new to UBUNTU 14.04 and i behind the proxy of owr college [duplicate]

I can't update or install any software using terminal and ubuntu software center.Through using terminal, i find error which "failed to fetch" and unable to locate the package. I also have problem in ...
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Software center and Update center not working after failed “moonlight” installation

I was trying to install Moonlight, but following the commands didn't work. Now I don't care about that any more, but my Software Center and Update Center kept on crashing. I managed to get rid of ...
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Two IDLEs for Python 3, help me get rid of one

Without doing an existence check, I used the Software Center to install IDLE to do scripts in Python 3. Now I have two slightly different IDLEs, the difference between which is not obvious to this ...
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install / remove button disabled on software center

upgraded to 14.04 lts from 12.04 lts. issue is install / remove button is disabled in software center so can't install or remove software from software center. how to fix it?
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Software Center Not Displaing Correctly

I'm not sure if I am asking this in the right place, I'm fairly new here. I recently installed Ubuntu Gnome 14.10 on my secondary laptop (Unity on my main). I'm having an issue with the Ubuntu ...
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Authentication error when trying to install or uninstall using Ubuntu Software Center (14.04)

when trying to install or uninstall from Ubuntu Software Center (14.04). I'm getting the error message **Software can't be installed or removed because the authentication service is not available. ...
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Unable to launch Ubuntu sotware center

I also tried using terminal but geting the error mentioned bellow root@piyush1992-Vostro-2520:/home/piyush-1992# software-center Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/software-center", ...
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software-centre not opening [duplicate]

I am getting following error when I try to reinstall Ubuntu Software Center as It is not opening? SystemError: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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How can I have the software center automatically create a shortcut on my desktop every time it installs an application?

I have Unity's launcher hidden as I prefer to use cairo dock. This is why I am trying to find a way to make the things installed from the Ubuntu Software Center to automatically set a shortcut in my ...
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Sentinella Cannot be installed on ubuntu 14.10 above

From Ubuntu 14.10, Sentinella cannot be installed on Ubuntu, neither by software centre nor by terminal. The terminal ends with the error appu@Ujjayini-Aspire-5738:~$ sudo apt-get install sentinella ...