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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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How can I install no longer available purchased software in Ubuntu 15.10?

I bought the game Family Farm within the Software Center of Ubuntu 14.04 and installed it. The game is not available any more in the Software Center of Ubuntu 15.10. How can I install the purchased ...
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Ubuntu Apps Developer Team

I'm writing on behalf of getting answers for a few questions. I have a team and we have to develop apps for Ubuntu Software Centre. I am the team leader and I have two members and we are growing ...
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How Do I Install Quick 'n Easy Web Builder 2

I purchased Quick 'n Easy Web Builder 2 from Ubuntu Software Center. But Ubuntu Software Center could not / will not install it. I looked at software-center.ubuntu.com and I can see the PPA ...
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Get my app, having a kernel module, accepted by the review process of the Ubuntu Software Center

I have submitted an app divided in 3 parts: A kernel module A daemon A control panel The first and last parts are free and open source, and packaged in a PPA. The second one is closed source, and ...
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Unable to open software-center in ubuntu 13.04

When I click on Ubuntu Software Center it does nothing. Would you please help to get it working? Also I tried update & upgrade, but no use. I tried it via terminal using software-center then it ...
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“What's New” is missing in Software Centre

I've just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04.01 and noticed that the What's New section in the Software Centre is missing. Has this happened to anyone else? How will I discover new apps now?
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New software can't be installed, because there is a problem with the software currently installed. Problem with rhythmbox & udev

I am currently running the Ubuntu 15.10 Wily Werewolf (development branch) and am having problems installing and uninstalling software. would you be able to help me with this? When I open the ...
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Set TeXStudio as default software to open .tex files in Kubuntu 15.04

On Kubuntu 15.04, I've installed the latest version of TeXStudio. However, when I click on a .tex file, it automatically compiles with vprerex. How do I set TeXStudio as default application to ...
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Broken dependencies while installing any software

Whenever I try to install any software using ubuntu software center or from command line, I get this dependency problem. I cant seem to resolve dependencies easily Correcting dependencies... failed. ...
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Warning triangle in ubuntu software center

I am using ubuntu 14.04. While installing certain softies, my ubuntu software center shows a warning triangle. Here is an example: So, there it is like this What does this mean ?
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Display name for DEB package in Ubuntu Software Center

Suppose I have a package mypack_1.1.0_i386.deb. When I open it via Ubuntu Software Center it displays "mypack" as a display name. Obviously it gets the name from the "Package:" attribute of the ...
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In-app paymnt methods

I'm interested in developing for Ubuntu (mostly phones) and I can't seem to find the guidelines on app publishing, will apps only work through the ubuntu software center, or can users download and ...
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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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Terminal and software center missing

I cannot find either the Ubuntu Software center or the terminal anywhere on my computer. I downloaded virtualbox from their website and after it started applying changes in the software center 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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Software center problems after upgrade to 13.04

When I try to start software-center I get this: 2013-07-28 17:05:22,922 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2013-07-28 17:05:26,357 - softwarecenter.backend.reviews - ...
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Possible to download packaged deb file before final publishing on myapps portal?

first of all sorry if this is a stupid question (or the wrong place to ask said stupid question!), but I've looked all over for an answer and couldn't find one. I've recently submitted my game ...
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How to update my Ubuntu Software Center App

Ok so I programmed an app (GibberEng) and submitted it to the app store and it got published and all that. How do I make an update to that app. So that all the 80 people who have downloaded it receive ...
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Not able to install VLC Player or Audacity Ubuntu Software Center

When I try to install Audacity through Ubuntu Software Center, the screen initially shows: Available from the "universe" source Then, I click on Use This Source button on the right, and it asks for ...
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Hollow Progress Bars in Ubuntu 13.04 Software Center

I've noticed in Ubuntu 13.04 (and 12.10) that the progress bars in the Software Center have a transparent space in the middle, not solid orange, which shows the color of the background behind it. It's ...
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Ubuntu Software Center - unable to see installed software

I use Ubuntu Software Center without any significant problems with installing/unistalling any software. But then something happened (may be during some unsccessful installation) and then I can't ...
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How to add in-app advertising?

I'd like to code something cool for the ubuntu software center. I'll release my app for free, but I'd like to add some in-app advertising. Is it possible ? how can I do that ? is it hard ? Thanks to ...
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Software Center requires libkonq5-templates package

Whenever I open software center it crashes with below error. I am running Ubuntu 12.10. E: The package libkonq5-templates needs to be reinstalled But I can't find an archive for it. Could you ...
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ubuntu software center not working after update

Today, I updated my Ubuntu (I have KDE Desktop installed on it before) and after the update, Ubuntu Software Center said: Items cannot be installed or removed until the package catalog is repaired. Do ...
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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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Ubuntu Software center messed icons

I recently made a movement from Ubuntu 14.04.03 LTS to Ubuntu 15.04 and on Ubuntu 15.04 all icons or most of them are messed up, There size is also bigger.On 14.04 there was no such problem. I also ...
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Software center is not working with proxy

I edited the /etc/apt/apt.conf with Acquire::http::proxy "http://071.12106en068:password@10.1.1.19:80/"; Acquire::https::proxy "https://071.12106en068:password@10.1.1.19:80/"; same with ftp ...
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How to generate a list of categorized list of applications?

When I go to the Ubuntu Software Center and click on Installed, I get a categorized list of all applications. It's something for example like Accessories (Disk, Text editor, ...), Developer tools ...
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I can't install anything in Ubuntu Software Center

It says this: (installArchives() failed: dpkg: error processing package coreutils (--configure): package coreutils is not ready for configuration cannot configure (current status `half-installed') ...
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error while trying to install from software center

Package dependencies cannot be resolved. This error could be caused by required additional software packages which are missing or not installable. Furthermore there could be a conflict between ...
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Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)

I tried to install dropbox over the software center but it froze while applying changes. I then forced the unresponsive software center to close and killed the ongoing process. Even after rebooting ...
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No option for installing any aap in Software Center

There is no any option for installing the flash player but has a More info button. Even if I click the 'More info' button it says check your Internet connection. But there is no issue with my ...
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I can't find the Linux Version of Spotify in my Software center

So, I'm a total new kid to Ubuntu, and I tried to install Spotify using the steps from the Spotify preview build for Linux page. I then did all the steps and saw everything loading correctly but when ...
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My software center keeps crashing

software-center 2015-05-12 22:05:46,888 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2015-05-12 22:05:47,532 - softwarecenter.backend.reviews - WARNING - Could not get usefulness ...
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Is there a roadmap for me to follow to resolve hard-to-diagnose problems like mine ? “System program problem” after login

My system recently had some hangs that only ended after a power-off reboot. Now: reboots take a long time once I do login, several "System program problem detected" boxes pop up Both Synaptic and ...
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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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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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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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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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ubuntu software center - error software can't be installed or removed

I have Ubuntu running on an Acer C720P, and I used crouton to install it alongside ChromeOS. I am using Unity and running 13.10. When I try to install software using the Software Center, it refuses ...
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Why are these errors popping up even when the installation is fine?

I am having a problem , when I try to install or upgrade something, it appears like it fails, but it does not. This will pop up usually only for the Ubuntu Software Center. This will pop up ...
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When I download the Software Center in Ubuntu 12.04 Unity on my Chrome book, I can't do anything

When I install the Software Center it shows me a window and when I click "ok" it doesn't work. What can I do? I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I have tried using sudo apt-get install software-center but it ...
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Stuck while installing WhatsApp on Ubuntu

After I bought WhatsApp application, Software center start to install it, but I get only first screen: Then nothing happens, "installing purchase..." stays forever, and installation can't be ...