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Software center installation stuck after script cancellation

Attempted to add the Matlab installation and it asked me where my current installation was -- never have tried to install it before -- I hit cancel when it asked for the installation directory and now ...
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Can't Install anytime in Ubuntu

I am trying to install java in ubuntu but it is giving me this error: somewhere@someome-OptiPlex-755:/$ sudo apt-get install default-jre Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree ...
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Mapping a music file to a discrete 2D domain/2-D array in Ubuntu

I wish to take music file as an input. The output should be a scalar field on a 2D domain or a Vector field on a 2D domain, which I can store as an array. We have seen mapping of music to a 2D domain ...
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Software Center keeps crashing

Last week I typed in a command for /ect/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list into my terminal and ever since then Ubuntu Software Center Keeps crashing. The report says <class System Error> ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 | I can't install Software

I can't install software after I installed Ubuntu 14.10 19 days ago. If I want to install Skype I get (in German): Paketlisten werden gelesen... Fertig Abhängigkeitsbaum wird aufgebaut. ...
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Ubuntu Software Center Proxy with password

The Ubuntu PC is behind a proxy server that requires a password. On Windows it automatically uses windows authentication (e.g. with Internet Explorer), or enter it manually (e.g. Avast). I did a ...
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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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“E:Read error - read (5: Input/output error), E:The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.”

So I keep trying to install things on my laptop and whenever I try to use sudo apt-get I get the same errors every time, SystemError: E:Read error - read (5: Input/output error), E:The package lists ...
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apt-get update not working (Not Found [IP: 91.189.92.201 80]) [closed]

When I try to run apt-get update I get the following error messages: I am using: Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 11.04 Release: 11.04 Codename: natty W: Failed to fetch ...
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gconf2 and python2.7 fail while installing packages (UbuntuStudio 14.04.1, 32bit)

I am new on AskUbuntu. I experience the following errors when installing new packages. The error log from the terminal is as follows: Setting up gconf2 (3.2.6-0ubuntu2) ... Traceback (most recent ...
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A “serious error” every time I try to open software center

When I click the Software Center icon it opens but it just has a loading icon in the center and closes. Later, I see a minus sign in a red circle in the top right corner of my screen. When I click ...
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Publish Java Swing Application on Ubuntu Software Center

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a VirtualBox in Windows 8.1 and now I want to install Ubuntu SDK in it using the following commands: $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-sdk-team/ppa $ sudo apt-get ...
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Problem installing Wine

I am trying to install Wine 1.6, I used the link from their website and installed it through the Software Center. The Software Center froze in the middle of the installation and there appeared a red ...
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Why can't I download wine?

I wanted to play Wonderland Online, but it said I had to download wine. I went through all the steps but when I tried installing it the software center pops up and gives me this message: Not ...
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Can I install updates while software center is installing?

I'm using Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat in dual boot with Windows XP SP3 and am having issues while installing packages/programs in Ubuntu. Not that they don't install but parallel installation is not ...
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need help getting terminal and getting a browser

I just downloaded unity to my chromebook and I only have uxterm and xterm but I don't have the regular terminal and it wont let me download software center in either uxterm or xterm so I need help ...
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Unable to launch softwares that need root acces

I am running ubuntu 14.04 (64). I was setting the root theme appearance with ubuntu-tweak (something Ive done hundreds of time), meaning using the gtk theme in synaptic, gdebi for instance (otherwise ...
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Ubuntu Software Center is not allowing me to download software when I try to install something

I recently have gotten myself an Acer C720 Chromebook. This is the device I am currently using. On this device I have XFCE4 installed. I installed Ubuntu software center so that I may in turn get ...
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My Software Center does not load

Hi there does anyone have an idea as to why my Ubuntu Software Center refuses to load ? As I open it, it shows a few seconds freezes and disapears again.
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Skype installation fails, cannot install ia32-libs

When I try to install it from the Software Center, it displays an error: The following packages have unmet dependencies: skype: Depends: skype-bin but it is a virtual package Running sudo apt-get ...
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Cannot uninstall software from Software Center

I am using Ubuntu 11.10. When I open the Software Center and click Installed on the toolbar all I get is a list down the left hand side with games, graphics, internet etc. It does not show any ...
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Why doesn't the Software Center resume downloading packages when it is interrupted?

I wonder if there is a tool that can resume broken downloads when the Ubuntu Software Center is downloading packages for software it features or shows. For example I was downloading skype and by the ...
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Package installation uninstallation error

For last few days, whatever software installtion/uninstallation I do with apt-get/software center it is getting ended up with message: Setting up initramfs-tools (0.103ubuntu0.8) ... ...
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software center fails to open

I am not a programmer so have a limited understanding of the Terminal use. I cannot log in to the terminal when it asks for a password I understand it does not display, but I cannot log in. Attempting ...
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Can't download anything from the Ubuntu Software Center

I have been trying to download something from the Ubuntu Software Center and it keeps coming up with "Requires installation of untrusted packages", underneath it says "The action would require the ...
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Software Center crashing already tried uninstalling and re-installing

Software Center crashes. I'm running Ubuntu 12.04. Already have tried uninstalling and reinstalling Software Center. Here's the error I get: user@pc:~$ software-center 2014-12-21 15:34:40,540 - ...
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software center lists mutiple entries of okular install and reader

Recently I noticed by accident that I have multiple entries for the okular document viewer in the Software Center. Four of five appear to be identical. Also listed are a host of okular ...
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Software Center GUI consume too much memory. Is this a known bug or so-designed?

When I tried to open Software Center (GUI version) from left panel, it soon consumes more than 7GB memory. After staying at 7GB for a while, it quits with nothing coming out, as shown in this picture: ...
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Enable to install anything after a XAMPP installation in 14.04 LTS

I'm new to Ubuntu 14.04 , i spent some time in it , all was fine till a XAMPP installation : so i can't install anything from command line or from Ubuntu Software Center ! I search a lot for a ...
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Error when trying to install/remove programs after upgrade to Ubuntu 13.10

I have a problem with PolicyKit, when I try to install programs in Ubuntu software-center (similar messages in synaptic or muon): The problem started after upgrade from 13.04 to 13.10. When I try to ...
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Package operation failed/WARNING: some OpenPGP programs can't handle a DSA key with this digest size ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Every time i install or uninstall using the Ubuntu Software Center I get the message: Package Operation Failed The installation or removal of the software package failed. I get this for EVERY ...
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Is it possible to remove gnome-contacts in 14.04?

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04.01 after coming back from using Mint. I'm cleaning up some of the software that comes installed that I don't need or want. One of those applications is ...
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The package information displayed by Ubuntu Software-Center is 17 days back and counting

While re-opening my Ubuntu 12.04 machine after a 2 weeks vacations, and successfully using the Update Manager to update my applications I see that The package information was last updated 17 days ...
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How are Ubuntu packages structured? [duplicate]

When I download a package in Ubuntu, what files does it install on my system and where? I'm just curious about the package structure in general (I searched and it doesn't look like anyone's asked ...
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How can I install the ubuntu software center. I tried sudo apt-get install ubuntu-software-center and I get an error

I tried installing many apps already via terminal and all I get is errors which is really starting to bug me alot. So please help me. When I type sudo apt-get install ubuntu-software-center all I ...
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How to disable third party repositories? I have tried sudo software-properties-gtk but it does not work

I cannot seem to find a way to disable third party repositories. I need to do this to update from 14.04 to 14.10 I type sudo software-properties-gtk But all I get is this alex@alex-NV55C:~$ ...
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“ERROR MESSAGE: Requires installation of untrusted packages” [duplicate]

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 in VirtualBox 4.3.20. I keep getting the error message shown in the title when I try to download anything in the Software Center. I tried changing servers in "Software and ...
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I want to play minecraft [duplicate]

I can't install anything from the Ubuntu Software Center. For example, I tried to install Java but I couldn't and don't say to install it off Google; I have tried installing Java from Google but it ...
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Why does ubuntu not connect to update server?

all. My ubuntu installation recently 'crashed' after attempting an update on 16.12.2014. The installation became unusable and I had to format and re-install. I've successfully installed 14.04 but ...
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installing mini ccnx

I want to install mini ccnx from the following site: https://github.com/chesteve/mn-ccnx/wiki/Installing I downloaded and installed all the requirement programs and then ran: sudo apt-get install ...
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Can't install apps via Software Center, the “use this souce” button does nothing

I've got to admit that I'm new to using Ubuntu, but I can't find a good answer elsewhere... Here goes. I'm still setting up a LiveUSB copy of Ubuntu with some new apps, but I can't get many of them ...
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In software center, some softwares are not found

I have installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu 14.04. Then I started to install some new softwares. But when i tried to see the description of some softwares, the following type of message was displayed. ...
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gfortran not found in Software Center in 12.04

My friend using an older version of ubuntu has gfortran in the Ubuntu Software Center. I think he did not need to download anything. It was already there. He just installed it. But in my case, when I ...
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Dropbox and Ubuntu Software Center doesn't work after settinf python3.4 as default

In Ubuntu 14.04, I've set python3.4 as the default python version. After that, Dropbox doesn't launch at startup and the Ubuntu Software Center cannot open up anymore. Running them from the command ...
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Software Center problem [duplicate]

I cannot load the access the Ubuntu Software center. I receive the error message E:Type'<html><head><meta' is not know on line 1 in source list/etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list. ...
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How do I enable the “backports” repository?

How to enable the backports repository so I can get newer versions of software?
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Uninstall feem completely

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.10 64 bit version. I recently installed Feem Wifi direct app from here. I had to run the source code from the terminal, without root privileges. Now I am not able ...
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Package failed to install, but does

I have discovered something strange upon using Ubuntu 14.10. I have been using the OS for a week now and everything is running fine, but when I install or uninstall software from the software center, ...
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Tipp10 won't launch in 12.04

I downloaded the .deb from the official website Tipp10 and installed it via the Ubuntu Software center. However the app fails to launch from dash, launcher and the terminal. Terminal gives me this ...