Does anyone know what happened to Budgie? I used the Gnome desktop when I first installed Ubuntu (about a year ago) but downloaded Budgie a few months ago and have been running it on both a desktop and a laptop.
Early this morning while I was working on the desktop I clicked on something that brought up a window saying that a complete installation of Budgie needed to be completed, and that the system would automatically reboot. I thought I'd already gone through this step on both systems, but went ahead and clicked on whatever... When the computer finished rebooting, Budgie was gone. Completely gone.
I've tried re-installing it from every Budgie app in the Ubuntu Software list, but it never installs. Then I noticed that every single Budgie app in the Ubuntu Software list shows an update of August 27, 2019. That's today's date (for me - it's just 7 a.m. where I am).
I'm running Ubuntu 19.04 and Gnome 3.32.1 on a Dell desktop, 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo CPU E7500 @ 2.93GHz x 2. Sorry I don't know enough to volunteer whatever else might be helpful.
I really like Budgie and would like to get it back. If anyone can help, I'd appreciate it!
So, I tried the suggested command (
sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade sudo apt install ubuntu-budgie-desktop). This is the output:
Hit:1 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco InRelease Get:2 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-updates InRelease [97.5 kB] Hit:3 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu disco InRelease Hit:4 http://ppa.launchpad.net/ubuntubudgie/backports/ubuntu disco InRelease Get:5 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-security InRelease [97.5 kB] Get:6 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco-backports InRelease [88.8 kB] Fetched 284 kB in 1s (209 kB/s) Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done 2 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them. Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Unable to locate package install
ubuntu-budgie-welcome. Let me log out and and see whether it shows up as an option for login...
No. Still just have a choice between Ubuntu / Ubuntu on Wayland / Unity.
I'm sorry to be sort of clueless about how some of this works. I do remember having to reboot during the initial installation. I thought I had done that step on both the desktop and the laptop, but when I was asked to do it again this morning I assumed that I must not have done it. (Sorry if I'm slight incoherent -I've been up all night.)
Actually, since I logged out and back in, the package that it installed (and I ran!) -- "ubuntu-budgie-welcome" -- is no longer to be found.
Either something is terribly wrong or I am really missing something. ;-/
I ran: apt policy budgie-desktop Output was:
Installed: (none) Candidate: 10.5-0ubuntu1.1
500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco/universe amd64 Packages
500 http://us.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu disco/universe i386 Packages
I came home early this morning (about 1:30 a.m.) and noticed that the update dates on all the Budgie apps have changed from 8/27/19 to 8/28/19. (one of them changed as I was checking them.) So I tried re-installing "ubuntu-budgie-welcome" and it seemed to work, until I ran the "Budgie Complete Installation" ...which brought up its window saying:
"Ubuntu Budgie Welcome is now a SNAP package. To complete the installation the budgie-welcome package needs to be removed and the ubuntu-budgie-welcome snap package needs to be installed. An automatic reboot will complete the installation. Clicking Yes will complete the upgrade - continue?
and after the reboot, Budgie had disappeared again.
Then I noticed a question/answer that I'd somehow skipped over before - the question "How to install Ubuntu Budgie over Ubuntu 18.04" and an answer posted by N0rbert last August. I tried what N0rbert suggested - installing the Budgie desktop as a task from a terminal with:
sudo add-apt-repository universe sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ubuntu-budgie-desktop^
and (lo and behold) I have Budgie up and running again.
My own programming days are many years behind me, and I'm new to Ubuntu (though I worked with Unix at Bell Labs 30 years ago). But I wonder if I have something tweaked on my system (since it's not exclusively Budgie) that kept the installation package I was trying to use from Ubuntu Software from running correctly -- but executing the apt-get commands directly through a terminal was able to force the installation to succeed...? or were those two things actually different in some way I don't understand? (e.g. an entirely Budgie version of Ubuntu vs. a simple desktop over Gnome-Ubuntu?)
Anyhow, I'm glad to be up and running again, though I've not yet had the courage to re-install "Budgie Complete Installation". :)
So, my final question (given this is the first question I've ever posted here):
Do I now close this question?
And if so, how do I do that?