I installed Ubuntu trusty 14.04 on my laptop along side windows dual boot. i have a problem with software center. i am unable to install any tool using this and also no updates were taking place. So i removed this software center and tried to re install it. i used these codes sudo apt-get remove software-center then it removed. while i am trying to reinstall it using sudo apt-get install software-center it is showing

E: Package 'software-center' has no installation candidate

please help me.I need to install meep on this.

  • edit your question and post the content of /etc/apt/sources.list file – Anwar Jul 22 '15 at 5:52
  • How can i get that /etc/apt/sources.list – Hari Krishna Jul 22 '15 at 5:55
  • open a terminal and type and enter the command cat /etc/apt/sources.list – Anwar Jul 22 '15 at 5:59
  • I am unable to paste the entire file into edit. it is showing you need atleast 10 reputations to post more than 2 links. – Hari Krishna Jul 22 '15 at 6:15
  • BUt when i pasted the entire thing in edit, it showed that this software is unsupported from Ubuntu team. i did not understand why this happened. I downloaded the Ubuntu 14.04 from www.ubuntu.com/download . – Hari Krishna Jul 22 '15 at 6:35

First use sudo apt-get update command before using sudo apt-get install software-center. If it still shows the same error, try to enable the main component of Ubuntu official repository. Get help from this similar question How do I enable the "Universe" repository?

Though the main part should always be enabled.

  • Thank you so much. it worked. now i can install everything i want. – Hari Krishna Jul 23 '15 at 8:46

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