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The .desktop files is in really part of the package itself, so of course the .desktop will b updated within the package. Indeed the .desktop files can be found in 3 different places. /usr/share/applciations /usr/share/app-install/desktop ~/.local/share/applications But be care for some tips: The .desktop in the /usr/share/applciations and those in ...


As mentioned in the comments to your question, a deb is just a way that Debian-based distros use to archive and distribute packages (think .msi in Windows). The applications that you mentioned were downloaded as deb files, extracted and installed. They don't need the deb files to work though, just like you don't need the setup files once you installed an ...


testdisk is well available in Vivid repos: testdisk (6.14-3build2) [universe] Just enable the universe repository: sudo add-apt-repository "deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu $(lsb_release -sc) universe" sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install testdisk


add-apt-repository accepts only one argument, but you can use: for rep in {<ppa_1>,<ppa_2>,<ppa_3>}; do sudo add-apt-repository $rep; done


It is possible using a script file. #!/bin/sh sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gwibber-daily/ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wrinkliez/ppasearch Write these in a file (for example script.sh), make it executable and run it.


What i believe you have broken package may be while your previous attempt to install software center, I suggest you check the following.. sudo apt-get purge software-center then try sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install python-gobject-cairo python-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets sessioninstaller -y As last step sudo apt-get install software-center

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