After uninstalling some apps (e.g. a LibreOffice package) and installing them again after some time there are two app bars in Ubuntu Software menu - one with "remove" and one with "install" button for every app previously uninstalled.

And none of those buttons work - the bar starts loading, but doesn't finish installing/removing an app (in every case it's pretty the same).

What's wrong? Do I have to do some special disc cleaning after that issue? Or will just sudo apt-get autoremove be enough?

I use Ubuntu 16.04 with GNOME instead of preinstalled Unity.

  • There are a large number of libre-office packages. can you provide further detail? run dpkg-query -l libreoffice* to understand the confusion. Thank you for helping us help you!
    – Elder Geek
    Feb 1, 2018 at 0:18
  • dpkg-query -l libreoffice* Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold | Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend |/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/ Name Version Architecture Description +++-==============-============-============-================================= ii libreoffice 1:5.4.4~rc2- amd64 office productivity suite (metapa un libreoffice-av <none> <none> (no description available) ii libreoffice-av 1:5.4.4~rc2 Feb 2, 2018 at 0:41

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Ubuntu Software shows applications which are available both as debs and snaps, in which case you may see the same application twice. LibreOffice is one such application.

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