How can I install the Gnome Software Center?

I have found the .tat.xz file on Softpedia


but am unable to build in on Ubuntu 15.04. ./configure gives errors.

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    Ubuntu software center is already installed... Can't you use that? – Tim Apr 27 '15 at 13:09
  • @Tim "Gnome Software Center" not "Ubuntu Software Center" – A.B. Apr 27 '15 at 13:35
  • @A.B. What is the difference? – Tim Apr 27 '15 at 14:36
  • @Tim wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Software – A.B. Apr 27 '15 at 14:40
  • The Ubuntu Software Centre is very bloated and slow. I have removed it completely from my system and replaced it with App Grid. However this is also needs work. The Gnome Software center seems sleeker. – charliemoss May 1 '15 at 8:16

A better way is a build with JHBuild and checkinstall:

sudo apt-get install checkinstall
git clone git://git.gnome.org/jhbuild
cd jhbuild
sudo checkinstall --pkgversion $(date +%Y%m%d)

From here it is expensive:

~/.local/bin/jhbuild sysdeps --install
~/.local/bin/jhbuild build gnome-software
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