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How do I specify a string to display in the Ubuntu software-center when creating a package with dpkg-deb?

When I open *.deb packages downloaded from the internet in the Ubuntu software-center, it displays a "nice" name for the package (including upper- and lowercase, spaces, special characters, ...). ...
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Why does apt-get update get a 403 from private-ppas for purchases in the software-center?

Here's the apt-get update output on the lines with a 403 error: W: Failed to fetch ...
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Software center crashes; fieldrunners need to be reinstalled; can't find achive

Could not initialize the package information. An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the 'update-manager' package and ...
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Standard user use software center

I have created a user and add him to the standard group. Now he cannot use software center, so I want him to stay in standard group but allow him to user software center. What is the best way to do ...
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How can foreground and background colors be changed for Software Center?

There sometimes isn't enough contrast between the letters and background, and I have reached an age that I can't tell what's there. I would prefer either black text on white background, or white text ...
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software-center painfully slow ubuntu 12.04

One week ago, I had only ubuntu 12.04 on my machine, I was exited of the improved speed of the software-center. But yesterday, I erase ubuntu and after fresh install of windows 7, I install ubuntu ...
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Why can't I launch Deepin Software Center (on Ubuntu)?

I installed DSC from a PPA but when I click on its icon nothing happens! I cant lunch it. I've also tried from terminal with this command: deepin-software-center but it gives me this error: ...
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Can't ls in /etc directory and more

I am using 14.04, I recently did an update with the software updater and things went wrong. Not sure what however, I just kept running it until it said that things were up to date. Now things are ...
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Software Update: This requires installing packages from unauthenticated sources

When trying to install packages through the software updater on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS I get following error: It's about these packages: I have selected following settings from where to install ...
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How to make a executable blender file into debian(.deb)

I have made a game(1.5a release version) in Blender and I want to make it debian(so evryone can install it trought Software center with .deb file). Who can tell me, how to do that? And also I would ...
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Software Updater: Requires installation of un-trusted packages

I used "sudo apt-get update" command in terminal and resulted with below log, Help me to fix this issue, thanks in advance for your kind reply. LOG:(I made typo in the link reference to post this ...
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How to publish a jar application to Ubuntu Software Center?

I want to upload a simple desk toy to the Ubuntu Software Center, I've researched and I can't seem to find the answer. Do I need to upload as .jar or .zip or .deb?? My jar file is an executable jar. ...
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cache failed ubuntu 13.10

I just installed ubuntu 13.10 and I tried to update via terminal sudo apt-get update Everything seemed to be running normally and is still running I just cant get anything from the software center ...
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need help errors and lots of missing packages ubuntu 13.10

i am running ubuntu 13.10 on an msi notebook, i am in no way computer literate and to try and fix one small problem i have unintentionally gotten in way over my head, created more problems and am in ...
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Can't download Steam

When I try to download Steam from the software center, I'm asked to put in a password to authorize it. I put my password in then I get "to change software repository settings, you need to ...
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Every time I open the Software Center it hangs then closes it self. I got this error log from the terminal

** (software-center:6812): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: Failed to connect to socket /tmp/dbus-CX8KaNsILp: Connection refused 2013-10-23 22:48:44,222 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app ...
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Software purchases & accounts issue

I have installed 13.10 on a new computer and want to tranfer my purchase (Braid) there. I have read this page about how to do this. However, when I log in to ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 can't open software & updates / software sources

I am using MacBook Air Mid 2012 running Single OS which is Ubuntu (Raring Ringtail). Its been a month I'm using Ubuntu and everything works fine, recently i can't open software & updates, when i ...
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Can't find a Software Center Badge?

I just published my game "Plush" to the software center, and I want to have a badge on my website that links to the web listing, but based on my searches, software center doesn't seem to have a ...
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how to set screen shots for my deb file in ubuntu software center

I'm developed an application and also created deb package of that application. when I install this deb file, it was opened in Ubuntu software center and installed. But at the time of installation, ...
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How do I clear Software Center History?

I have old software center history from way back in June and I would like to clear it all but I have tried sudo rm -rf /var/log/apt/history.log /var/log/dpkg.log ut it did not work
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Unmet dependencies while installing fbreader

I was installing fbreader in Ubuntu 12.04, but it showed that some packages are broken and have unmet dependencies, so fbreader wasn't installed. Moreover, software center started to show repair ...
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I am trying to download something from the software center and it wont download giving me this error

installArchives() failed: Selecting previously unselected package libnss3-1d:amd64. (Reading database ... dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'wbritish' missing; assuming package has no files ...
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launching apps that aren't showing up in the app finder (Xubuntu on VM)

I've been playing around with running different distros of Linux in VirtualBox on my iMac (OS 10.7.3). This is the first time I've used Linux so I basically don't know what I'm doing, and am learning ...
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HELP Tarball & Deb files install issues

How's it going I am fairly new to ubuntu and was trying to get several programs installed and realized that alot of the installations came in the form of tar and deb files. I have no idea how to ...
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Issue With App In The Software Center

Hey I got my app published in the software center, (Yay!) but now I have a different. problem. When you go to download my app it says its free but but the button says buy where it normally says ...
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Problem with Ubuntu Software Center after installing GNOME

I recently decided to install GNOME 3.8 on my Ubuntu 13.04 system, but doing so caused a problem with Ubuntu Software Center. The left side of the window, displaying all the available software ...
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Upgrade from 12.10 to 13.04 failed, now neither Software Center nor Software Updater will open

The update to 13.04 was offered, I accepted but it failed. Now neither Software Centre nor Updater will open. SC opens for a second then closes; Updater tells me: Failed to load the package list This ...
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Ubuntu Software Center's history is showing software which i have not installed

I am running Linux for the first time and have installed Ubuntu 12.10, 64-bit OS on my laptop, alongside Windows 7. My question may be a stupid one since I am yet to begin discovering all of Ubuntu's ...
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Software Center doesn't start after installing an application

Translated using Google Translate: I have a problem on my PC. After installation of an application, the software center crashes. When I run it in a terminal, the following messages posters: ...
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Can't install any software from software center

When I am trying to install a software from software center it show me this: Requires installation of untrusted packages The action would require the installation of packages from not authenticated ...
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Packaging for the Ubuntu Software Center

I have a question about packaging for the Ubuntu Software Center: must the package to upload be a .deb file? If so, how do I create one? I don't use the pygobject API.
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How can I fix errors relating to the launch of the Software Center?

My Ubuntu Software Center is will not launch. I have read several related question and I have tried various suggestions from Ask Ubuntu including this question, but all attempts return the same error ...
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If I buy World of Goo in software center can I install it on my 2 ubuntu machines?

Considering buying World of Goo from Ubuntu Software Center, but not sure what happens after that. All my computers use the same Ubuntu SSO account - does this mean I can install it on more than one ...
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Ubuntu software center Hanging

I have been using Ubuntu 12.04 for last 4 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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Can't open Software Center or Update Manager

When I try to (not from terminal) the following error message opens up: An unresolvable problem occurred while initializing the package information. Please report this bug against the ...
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Couldn't update and Software Center isn't working

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. The software center isnot working, I can't open it. I made the following commands in the terminal sudo apt-get install -f sudo dpkg --configure -a sudo apt-get update ...
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Unable to access software center

When i'm trying to go to software center for an application it says : Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package ...
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How to install Gee Tee Dee (Lightweight Task manager)

Official site When i download the .deb file and open it with software center it says dependencies not satisfied...
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Java Problem in 12.04

My OS is 12.04 and I am running it on my laptop. Whenever I install or remove a software from the software centre I receive the error below. Can anyone show me how to fix it? Location: ...
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Even after i have uninstalled Rhythmbox and Transmission, Software center keeps showing updates for them?

As mentioned, i removed a lot of the stuff that i didnt need from the default install, and mostly there hasnt been any problem. However, Software center keeps showing updates for rhythmbox and ...
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Ubuntu center doesn't accept ubuntu DVD

I just wanted to install a disk manager with the help of ubuntu software center. To install this disk manager ubuntu asks me to insert the ubuntu CD/DVD. I inserted the CD and clicked on "Continue" (I ...
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Java JOGL file doesnt't compile - I have installed all the non-docs search results for “jogl” from USC

Title says it all. I have installed everything, yet javac behaves like nothing has happened - No OpenGL objects are found when I try to compile copy-pasted code from tutorials. None. I'm using the ...
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Unable to uninstall applications via Ubuntu Software Centre

I am running Ubuntu 10.04 Recently I tried to uninstall apps from Ubuntu Software centre, but it shows the app is uninstalled, but with some error. When I check the application from App Menu, It ...
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Can't install software by terminal

I don't know what packages i have installed that i no longer can get and install packages in terminal. e.g. when trying to install Prozgui, i got this error: Traceback (most recent call last): File ...
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Can't find purchased apps in Kubuntu

I installed Kubuntu 12.04 and am trying to install Humble Bundle through the software center which I installed with the software-center package. I see the games on the recently purchased list, they ...
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Localhost login after installation

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my computer with a USB stick cause I don't have a CD drive. The normal ISO didn't work, so I used the text installer and completed all the steps somehow. ...
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desktop files and Ubuntu software Center

Since 12.04, when additional software is installed, Ubuntu software center puts an icon in the launcher, representing a .desktop file in /usr/share/app-install/desktop/. This desktop file is not ...
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List of bought applications in Ubuntu Software Center or login.ubuntu.com

I am trying to google out where can I find list of applications that I have bought in Ubuntu Software Center or login.ubuntu.com or some other place. is there a way to track them somehow? Thanks for ...
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How can I run Digikam after installing it?

I have installed Digikam in the Software Center on my Ubuntu 10.04 LTS system but I cannot find it. I have checked out Applications but it is not there. I know I have it because when I view the ...