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How do I install an application by DEB file for a single user only?

When installing applications via the software center or by a DEB file they will usually be installed system wide for all users. Is there a way to install an application for a single user only?
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Cannot locate Ubuntu Software Center via Firefox to open APT links

I'm trying to locate where the Ubuntu Software Center is to choose as default for handling APT links in Firefox. I can click on the links, and I get the pop-up, but Ubuntu Software Center is not ...
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Update Manager, Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager segfault

I made and ran a shell script made up of the following: wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add - sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_precise.list -O ...
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How to completly remove and reinstall Ubuntu Software Center

I've been having a few issues with Ubuntu Software Center and need to do a complete reinstall of it. I tried "sudo apt-get purge software-center" but that said it would remove the Ubuntu desktp. So ...
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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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How to install VLC from the Ubuntu Software Center [duplicate]

I have just started using Ubuntu 13.10. I am trying to download VLC Media Player from the Ubuntu Software Center, but it shows only a More Info button. It shows no download option. How do I install ...
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How do I set Ubuntu Software Center as default to apt links? [duplicate]

I was about to install Bank-ID but got stuck with this apt-link. If I click on that link the file manager gives me the opportunity to choose a specific program to open the file. I can't find Ubuntu ...
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Package system is broken (oxideqt-codecs-extra) ubuntu 14.04

So last night I tried to update using the update manager and I couldn't because I encountered an error halfway through (error:brokencount>0). Today I wanted to install a package with ubuntu software ...
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Software Center crash, sources.list error 13.04

I'm having a problem with Software Center since I tried to add Spotify repositories to sources.list. It doesn't open at all. I tried reinstalling Software Center, but it sends this error: E:Type ...
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Can I install Steam without a credit card?

When I try to install Steam (on Ubuntu 13.04) from the Software Center, it asks for payment details even though it is free. Can I install it without a credit card ?
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problem with updates and software center [duplicate]

I first noticed the trying to open software center when i get the error 2014-04-23 13:50:03,240 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2014-04-23 13:50:03,258 - ...
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What do when asked to choose a launch application please? [duplicate]

Normally I use the Ubuntu Software Centre link from the Unity, or Dash to find the software I want - since the installation is practically automatic. But I occasionally search for it on Google. The ...
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12.04, no steam in software center?

i have a newly installed 12.04 64bit ubuntu machine! fully updated. but in software center, there isnt anything with steam in the name. looking for the steam 64bit client. the desktop that i have is ...
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How to identify the name of the package? [duplicate]

Lets say I want to download the 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components' in the image below. What is the name of the package? is it 'gnome' or 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with ...
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Software Center crashing

Any time I try to run the Ubuntu software center it immediately crashes. I go to terminal and type in 'software-center' and this is the results I get. Any help. 2014-04-22 09:29:28,526 - ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Software Center sync doesn't work

I just put a fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 on my desktop and laptop. But I can't get the Software Center sync to work. I clicked File, Sync Between Computers and on each computer I see the own ...
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dependency not satisfiable fuse-utils

I have looked around and the answers for dependency problems seem to be specific but I am sorry if this has already been answered. I am trying to install storage made easy desktop client but when I ...
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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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Software-center disappeared from Launcher and won't work after re-install

On Gnome desktop. After it disappeared, I attempted to reinstall with: sudo apt-get install software-center. This seemed to work and the file was located in /usr/bin but when I issued: software-center ...
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Install from Ubuntu Software Center web button

When I click Install from Ubuntu Software Center from web it asks to chose an application. Where do I find Ubuntu Software Center app?
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Lacking some software and fonts on a fresh installation on an ARM-based Chromebook

I just installed Ubuntu on my ARM-based Samsung Chromebook. It was really easy and I had no problems at all. But when I started it, first I had to manually install Gnome-terminal, Firefox, etc. And it ...
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Software-Center not finding software that is present in repository

I like a certain software. It is called 'Full GNOME Desktop Environment, with extra components'. I can find it in software-center when I type 'gnome' and select 'By Relevance' or even 'Top Rated'. It ...
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UML tool Umbrello not opening diagrams

I am using Umbrello tool for UML diagrams in Ubuntu 13.10. But I have a problem that I when I open umbrello after few days my all previous diagrams are not shown but all the items for all diagrams in ...
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Can I use other than Ubuntu Software Center to open apt links?

Without Ubuntu Software Center in Lubuntu I was unable to edit opening apt links in any program in Firefox (see this question) After installing Ubuntu Software Center, that problem is solved, but ...
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“not authenticated sources” warning on apparently safe packages, Ubuntu Update Manager

I've been using Ubuntu 12.04 for about 8 months. My machine was disconnected for a couple of weeks. Am now connected, and Update Manager has 23 updates waiting. But I get a warning "The action would ...
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How to remove a lot of packages installed at a particular time?

Here is the situation: say, at 17:00, I installed a lot of packages, I can see them in the ubuntu software center history. Also I can see them in the dpkg log file using the method provided by this ...
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Software manager

I am using Ubuntu 13.10 on my NEC-Powermate vl280 along with win 7. My problem is that when I try to install something (say vlc) with software center it gets stuck and I have to force close it. This ...
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Finding Installed Software

Since I have not been able to open Dash Home in 12.04.4 see Dash Home will not open, I am hoping for a work-around. Is there another convenient way to open apps/programs without having to search ...
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Is there a package manager which allows arbitrary queries for status, name, last change timestamp

I imagine at least stable sortable columns (or better columns with sort priority) to show information for the equivalent of a query like "show me installed packages whose status changed today, sorted ...
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How do I install 3rd party programs and make them appear in the Dash Home menu?

I just downloaded Sublime Text Editor, and I unpacked the tarball. However, now I want to make it searchable in the Dash Board menu, like all applications that are installed using the Ubuntu Software ...
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Software Center downloaded but not showing up

I recently downloaded the software center (or so I thought), by typing in sudo apt-get install software-center. It seemed to go through the whole process, but at the end of it all I didn't see it in ...
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Install GNOME Onscreen Keyboard (GOK) in Ubuntu 12.04

According to this link the GNOME On-Screen Keyboard should be available for v12.04, but when I click the link there for GOK in Software Center apt://gok, it tells me: Not found There isn’t a software ...
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How to make Ubuntu Software Center work with custom repository?

I am making a custom Ubuntu distribution with custom repository but how to add My repositories to it and can others also upload their packages to my repository
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Software Updater Error [duplicate]

I am getting an error in Ubuntu as follows and frequent crash report is generated. Any help to fix this? Because of this error i am not able to run my software updater. Thanks. E:Encountered a ...
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How to choose where the software is stored when installing via Ubuntu Software Center

I want to choose where on a hard drive the application is stored when installing it via Ubuntu Software Center. I am not looking for a general setting for all applications, but rather I would like to ...
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Software Center - “Edit->Software Sources” disabled

I am trying to download winHQ from here. When trying to add the WineHQ PPA Repository (as detailed in the link above) after opening Ubuntu Software Center I cannot select Edit->Software Sources. The ...
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OpenOffice on Ubuntu Software Center

Why OpenOffice is not available in Ubuntu Software Center? If Ubuntu choose LibreOffice over OpenOffice, that does not mean that OpenOffice should be removed or not available as an option. Isn't ...
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Unable to install software using software center: package removal failed error

While dpkg -i works, I can't install software via software centre I get: Package operation failed the installation or removal of a software package failed I have tried the following: sudo dpkg ...
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Cannot install anything with software centre or apt-get

I recently installed ubuntu 12.04 in virtual box. I dont know what the problem is but I dont get the button to instal in ubuntu software centre. It only shows "Use this source" button. Using sudo ...
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Does the Software Centre provide a DRM/licensing scheme?

Does Ubuntu's Software Centre include a DRM/licensing mechanism so that applications can only be installed and run by the people who purchase them? I'm thinking of something similar to Apple's where ...
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What are the different ways to install a software on Ubuntu?

I am a beginner trying to understand how installation of software works in ubuntu. I have installed a lot of softwares on my system but everytime I want to install something I will just google and ...
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How to fix colours in the Software Centre?

The Software Centre on Ubuntu 13.10 is showing up a colour scheme that renders the text hardly readable: Apparently, it is mixing colours from the desktop theme with its own theme and the end ...
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Can't install Sublime Text from a .deb file

When I try to install Sublime Text 3 from a downloaded .deb file I get errors: The installation or removal of a software package failed and Data files for some packages could not be ...
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Cannot install pidgin

I am trying to install pidgin-ppa from software centre but it's showing The installation or removal of a software package failed perl: warning: Setting locale failed. perl: warning: Please check that ...
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I Have recently installed 13.10. I'm Getting a problem when i use sudo apt-get update [duplicate]

This is what I'm getting when i'm using sudo apt-get updates E: Type 'Download' is not known on line 61 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list E: Malformed line 3 in source list ...
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“ImportError: No module named Peppermint” after installing Ice from Peppermint

Software Center is not opening since I installed "Ice" software (used in Peppermint OS) from ppa:kendalltweaver/peppermint and i keep getting this error - $ software-center ...
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How to copy app ( installed from software center) and send to another ubuntu computer [duplicate]

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and my friend also has Ubuntu 12.04, he does not have internet so I want to send my apps to his computer (apps that I have downloaded from software center). So how can I send ...
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Software Center locked

An error has occurred, please run Package Manager from the right click menu or apt- get in a terminal to see what was wrong. The error message was 'unknown Error:' <type 'exceptions.System ...
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Installing SAGA-GIS wants to remove packages

Trying to install SAGA-GIS (saga 2.1.0+dfsg-1build2) using the Software Center in Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). The problem is that the software center tries to remove: -libgdal1 -libopenscenegraph80 ...