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installArchives() failed: dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of “package”

Every time I attempt to use the Ubuntu Software Center, I get an error message that says "Items cannot be installed or removed until the package catalog is repaired". When I try to repair, it then ...
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Linux Anti-Virus [duplicate]

Does Linux need anti-virus? I searched & some sites are providing free antivirus for Ubuntu and Linux. When does it needs anti-virus?
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No edit button in the software center

Go to Ubuntu Software Center. Edit > Software Sources Change the server from the default value to some other value. I couldn't find the edit button under the Ubuntu software center.
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Software-center cant run

I cant run software-center. Error: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 25, in <module> from gi.repository import Gtk, GObject ImportError: No module ...
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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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How to cancel an installation in the Software Center?

I tried installing MatLab from the software center out of curiosity, without having installed the executables. This led to the install unable to complete. I closed the GUI of the installer window, but ...
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Software Center Matlab app preventing app installation

I have installed an app from the software center that is called Matlab. But then it turns out that it isn't actually Matlab, but some support package for it, and I when I try to remove it, it opens a ...
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How to cancel installation of Matlab while applying changes?

Out of curiosity to try Matlab I mistakenly installed the Matlab from the Ubuntu Software Center. I did not realize that it was just an upgrade for the installed program. Now it wants the directory ...
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Will Ubuntu Software Center function in Raspbian OS?

Can I install Ubuntu Software Center in Raspbian? Will it work properly? Will proprietary apps work properly?
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Is steam available in Ubuntu Software Center?

After a fresh installation of Ubuntu 13.10 I noticed that there was no steam in the Ubuntu Software Center! Well, that's mot a problem since steam can be installed through the deb file on their ...
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Software center shows “use this source” instead of “install”

I was downloading vlc media player. Suddenly there was a network problem and it stopped. Then when I tried to install it again it does not show the install option, but instead shows "use this source". ...
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Installation of WPS Office on Ubuntu Software Center cause the system to freeze [closed]

On Xubuntu I installed WPS office through some other program instead of Software Center. It made my system unresponsive and since I didn't know REISUB command, I cold rebooted.Now again I have ...
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Reading package lists…Error [duplicate]

I've installed ubuntu 13-10 yesterday and when i want to open software center i get this error: SystemError: E:Encountered a section with no Package: header, E:Problem with MergeList ...
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How do I install software using the Ubuntu Software Center?

The title says it all. I'd like to know how I can install software - an example is the Chromium web browser.
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Ubuntu Center Ratings and How to Submit Them

I would like to rate the DeVeDe package as its buggy and deserves a low rating, plus I can tell people what they have to do to make it work. I tried running the command, software-center devede, but ...
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PayPal not working in the Ubuntu Software Center [closed]

PayPal ist not working for me on Ubuntu 12.10 in the Ubuntu Software Center (USC) any more. I bought a lot of stuff via PayPal on the USC but now it stops working: After the "Log in to your PayPal ...
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Ubuntu Software Center did not pay me? [closed]

So, I believe USC should have paid me via Paypal the 20.80$ I earned by selling my game here.... But I did not get anything... Help? Someone clarify me?
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How to play MP3 files using Rhythmbox? [duplicate]

Yesterday I just installed the Ubuntu 12.04 for the first time, the problem is that I can't play and of the MP3 files that I have. I get this error: Required plugin could not be found Python ...
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Problems with Skype and software in general

I setup Lubuntu on my HP mini only yesterday with kind help by a bunch of users here. However, I tried to install Skype today, but there is no version for Lubuntu. I tried to find out what to do, ...
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Does ubuntu software center download 64bit apps?

Noob question: when using the 64bit version of ubuntu (xubuntu in this case) and I install something through the software center, will it get the 64bit app for me?
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Packaging wallpapers for Ubuntu software center

I was wondering how to package some wallpapers into a package for the Ubuntu Software Center?
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How to re-install Software Center?

I've had a problem with Software Center for a few weeks, where it has just refused to delete a removed PPA from its "All Software" and "Installed Software" drop-down menus. I've tried many suggested ...
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Publication Lazarus project in Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

Can I publish desktop application has developed in Lazarus IDE in Ubuntu Software Center?
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Software Center will not start [closed]

I tried to launch Ubuntu Software Center to day, but it didn't start, so I tried launching it through the terminal, giving this error: 2013-04-19 10:21:51,505 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO ...
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How to download ubuntu softwares in windows? [duplicate]

I'm new user of Ubuntu 12.04 at my home. I have no internet service at my home, but I want to download some Ubuntu software packages from Ubuntu Apps Directory at internet club (there's windows 7 OS) ...
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What is the difference between Ubuntu Software Centre and Synaptic Package Manager? [duplicate]

I am transferring from 8.10 to 10.10. I was wondering what is the difference between Ubuntu Software Centre and Synaptic Package Manager in 10.10? For what kinds of things do I need to go which? ...
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How to configure proxy authentication to work with Ubuntu Software Center?

I have tried put in apt config Acquire::http::proxy, and in Network>Network proxy with and without user:password@server:port and using environment variables http_proxy and https_proxy. Nothing seems ...
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Which port does Ubuntu Software Center use?

I have installed the gufw firewall utility and want to make a whitelist of ports (want maximum security, but whitelisting single IPs is currently too tedious). I have so far only entered ports 53 (for ...
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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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Where is the java library class files located in file system

I have installed Netbeans 6.9 just by one click thru Ubuntu Software Center. It didn't ask me for JDK installation folder during installation. It works. I want to check CLASSPATH variable just for ...
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Text Editors on Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

Please suggest a text editor for writing my java programs. It should be similar to Notepad++. Should have: syntax highlighting, tabs, be colorful, and other advanced features leading to ease in ...
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wine wont install from softwarecenter

When I try to install wine I get following message: wine1.2: PreDepends: dpkg (>= 1.14.12ubuntu3) but 1.16.0.3ubuntu5 will be installed Depends: ia32-libs (>= 1.6) but 20090808ubuntu26 ...
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Software center not opening (Segmentation fault) [closed]

usman@usmanPC:~$ software-center 2012-11-20 18:23:17,310 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2012-11-20 18:23:17,320 - softwarecenter.db.database - INFO - open() database: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, software center, opening applications

In my first computer I clicked on software center,scrolled to LibreOffice Base and made 1 click to open Base(as I recall). On my 2nd computer I clicked on software center, scrolled to LibreOffice Base ...
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Where is the Full Circle magazine installed by the Ubuntu Software Center?

After clicking the buy button in the USC, I don't get anything. Browsing to a couple of issues in the USC, I see that I've already downloaded them, but there isn't anything showing up when I search. ...
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Software-center crashes in Ubuntu 12.10

I'm having a problem with Ubuntu Software Center. When I open it, it closes automatically without any permissions. When I run it in a terminal I get this: vangjush@vangjush:~$ software-center ...
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I need a program to create a website like page but it cannot be online at all

I am after a program that i can basically like creating a webpage but do not want the page to be online at all. so I can add data like videos, pictures and text and design. Is there anything available ...
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Reinstalling software-center issues

So here's the problem. I was having a problem with software-center and I thought that a nice little uninstall-reinstall might just solve the problem. After checking that it was fine, I did it. ...
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Only seeing the current computer listed in the Sync Between Computers section in Software Center

I have enabled Sync Between Computers using the same Ubuntu account on three different computers. When I open Sync Between Computers in Software Center I only see the current computer. I used to be ...
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Can't find Ubuntu Software-center [duplicate]

I think I might have deleted my ubuntu software-center or something. All I know is I can't find it in my computer. I've already tried the terminal commands to re-install it but it says I already have ...
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How to download software from the Ubuntu app directory?

I don't want to use sudo apt-get 'softwareName' to install software on a Ubuntu machine. Instead I want to go to https://apps.ubuntu.com search for the software then download and install it later like ...
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How do I change software center email address?

I made an error in my email address when setting up software center on new system. I have created an alias. Can I either change the address in the software center (I have made no purchases) or change ...
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Missing applications and odd behaviour when searching for packages

I don't get this: I currently have two Ubuntu virtual machines running, 12.04 and 13.10. If I open the Software Center and search from the front page (ie. search all programs) for "mythbuntu" I get ...
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what do I do about malformed line 57 [duplicate]

my skype crashed i tried to uninstall/re-install it through the software center but then that crashed.... I was told that line 57 is malformed in source.list. The source list could not be read I am ...
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Are bad download speeds considered normal after a release of a new Ubuntu version?

Installing new packages on my recently installed Ubuntu machine is slow. Fetching apt headers even took me more than three minutes because they are downloaded at ~20kB/s – in my case from ...
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Auto-Mount Hard drive -GUI [duplicate]

One of my start up application uses a 2nd hard drive. When I start my computer it always says that the files have gone missing, when in reality they hard drive is just not mounted. The mount point is ...
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error in running IP messanger: [duplicate]

I am getting the error message after installation of IP msgnger on ubuntu-13.04: FileName:ipmsg.c Function:create_lock_file Line:157 Can not setup lock file:/tmp/g2ipmsg.lock errno : -11 (Resource ...
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Can't find Skype package through software center - apt-get, Canonical partners' box uncheckable

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 lts on my computer.One of the first things I wanted to do was to install skype. However I could not find skype in the software center.And when I tried to install ...
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Can't paste Password into Ubuntu Software Center Log-in Field

When i click on the buy button in the software center it instructs me to login, however as i'm using Keepass for saving my passwords i would like to paste it in but it wont let me... the same applies ...
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Software Center prompts password of another user

I have a krb5-ldap user in an "administrators" which is added to sudoers list as follows: %administrators ALL=(ALL) ALL Now that works fine for all sudo operations. But when that user wants to ...