Questions tagged [gnome-software]

GNOME Software (aka Ubuntu Software) is the default graphical software manager application in Ubuntu 16.04 and later. In the Launcher and Dash it is called Ubuntu Software and its icon is the same orange shopping basket icon as the Ubuntu Software Center has.

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Unable to get a list of updates: remote lvds has no cache signature

Ubuntu Software (aka Gnome Software) on Ubuntu 18.04 has started giving the error message: Unable to get a list of updates: remote lvfs has no cache signature This issue started recently and, based ...
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two different gnome-software stores - same os Xubuntu 20.04lts - starting snap-store starts gnome-software?

I recently fresh reinstalled Xubuntu 20.04lts on two of my pcs. Suddenly after a few weeks, i discovered a couple of differences between these pcs, were i did not alter anything. It seems that the ...
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No Permissions Button in gnome software xubuntu

Hi I am using xubuntu with the xfce desktop. The version of ubuntu is 19.10 I have been having a lot of problems with snaps being able to access files from other sources then my main hard drive. For ...
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Why did the launcher for Ubuntu Software disappear after installing gnome-software?

I installed regular gnome-software to be able to install Flatpaks as well. Right after I did that, all was fine: I could see both "Software" and "Ubuntu software" in the launcher overview and launch ...
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How to install gnome extensions from gnome software?

clearlinux has integrated the gnome extension in gnome software itself.
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Gnome-software losing installed software

I've updated to the latest Ubuntu 20.04. I have been seeing that the gnome-software application is not showing the applications that I have installed. The applications do show when I kill gnome-...
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Software app is not loading software in Ubuntu 20.04 with Xfce DE [duplicate]

I'm a new Ubuntu user. I downloaded and installed Ubuntu 20.04 today to test on an old Dell OptiPlex 390 workstation. I decided I like the Xfce desktop environment the best, so I installed that as my ...
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Ubuntu Software became fully transparent

Ubuntu Software has become fully transparent after switching to a Mac shell theme.
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Fix snap and ubuntu desktop store in 18.04

At some point during a purge I messed up my snap package on ubuntu 18.04. I can still install snap packages and use them perfectly from the command line, however, the software center does not know how ...
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GNOME- software not working

I'm using ubuntu 18.04 ( fully updated) Whenever I search in gnome-software app, it shows "no apps found". Please anyone help me to fix this issue.
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How to remove KDE Software Development Kit update notification in Ubuntu 18.04?

This update keeps popping up on notifications, but when I try to install it, it doesn't work. See a print of it: I have not installed KDE-SDK or anything like it. I checked on synaptics. Any ideas? ...
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I can't install the snap version of GIMP

While installing GIMP, Ubuntu Software said that: Unable to install "GNU Image Manipulation Program": snap "gimp" has "install-snap" change in progress
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How to change administrator user when I install an application on GNOME Software

When I install an application from GNOME Software it always asks for an administrator password, but the machine has multiple users and I don't know the password.
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How do I update GNOME extensions installed from Ubuntu Software Center?

All my extensions are installed from the software center and today I installed the extensions update notifier and found there were a couple of extensions having updates, seems like the software center ...
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Possible to use Gnome-Software to update software?

Is it possible to use Gnome-Software to install updates?
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Unable to install telegram through Software (appstore) in xubuntu 19.04

This problem is with all the apps which I try to install, it shows (in the case of telegram) :- unable to install "Telegram Desktop": snap "telegram-desktop" has "install-snap" change in progress. ...
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Why doesn't gnome-software show available software? [duplicate]

Why doesn't gnome-software show all available software from my repositories? In other words, is gnome-software restricted in some way by Canonical from listing all available software packages? If so, ...
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Clear Gnome software counter

After some installation through the Software app, which I don't remember, the headerbar of Software is showing a 1 next to "Installed" as shown. How do I clear this number? There's no clear ...
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How to use the cmd “gnome-software --install=ID”?

I am trying to use the command "gnome-software --install=ID" to install a gnome shell extension called "blyr". However, I don't seem to be able to get the cmd to do what I want. How do I use this cmd ...
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Ubuntu Software: no plugin could handle gs_plugin_app_install

When attempting to download any software from Ubuntu Software, I get the following error. no plugin could handle gs_plugin_app_install I tried reinstalling and running as root. Neither changed the ...
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Why does Software Centre mark any local .deb as proprietary

Ubuntu's Software Center (actually Gnome-Software) likes to register itself as the tool to open a local .deb file. But it always seem to report that app as being proprietary. Even if the file was ...
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The bottom part of Ubuntu Software is gone

The buttom part of Ubuntu Software is gone, there should be more options in it.
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Ubuntu Software (gnome-software) has many errors and won't show updates

Here are the errors that I'm seeing... Any ideas why?
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Very frequent log entries of gnome-software

Every 5 seconds or so, gnome-software writes something like that in the syslog: Dec 3 09:11:23 xxxx gnome-software[5095]: Only 0 apps for recent list, hiding Dec 3 09:11:23 xxxx gnome-software[5095]...
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No flatpak updates in Ubuntu Software, but I see them in terminal

I don't see the flatpak updates in Ubuntu Software, but after I input flatpak update in the terminal, lots of updates appear, why?
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Ubuntu-Software is too buggy in Ubuntu 18.10

Sometimes I can't go back to the main page, sometimes I can't search, I always need to pkill gnome-softwares, is there going to be a bug fix?
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Why are there some packages in the Software application but not in apt?

I recently moved from Debian to Ubuntu, I usually used apt to install package (and don't want to use the software center as apt it let me know which package are installed as dependencies). But I ...
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Running gnome-software on Windows

I have Ubuntu installed in Windows 10 (using WSL) and I have installed an X-server VcXsrv. I'm trying to run the Gnome software center. I run gnome-software from the terminal. The window appears but ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome software not listing my software

I have installed my own software on Ubuntu 16.04. But it is not getting listed in Ubuntu 16.04 Gnome software center. Please help me what should I do so that it gets listed in Gnome software center. ...
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Gnome-software is closing automatically after opening it

I get the following when trying to run from the terminal: 03:15:46:0833 Gs plugin appstream took 1,4 seconds to do setup 03:15:46:0837 Gs enabled plugins: fwupd, systemd-updates, ubuntuone, ...
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apt packages are missing from Ubuntu Software

Ubuntu 16.04 installed updates some weeks before and changed the Ubuntu Software app in the way that only snap package apps are shown. No other software is available. Can it be changed back to the ...
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Software Centre - how does it choose what to show?

I've used Ubuntu for well over a decade and I simply don't understand Software Centre (gnome-software in 18.04). This is not a problem for me because I gave up on it ages ago and just use apt at the ...
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Is there any way to integrate Appimages into Ubuntu Software Center?

With Ubuntu 18.04 I started to love the Software center (SC) since it is super reliable and with the ability to also have snaps and flatpaks inside the same SC makes it an amazing place where you can ...
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Why is Ubuntu Software Center dropping previously provided applications?

Ubuntu Software used to provide Pinta, KolourPaint, Audacity, and others, but they are no longer available there. I have to use apt to install them. Why has Ubuntu Software 3.20.5 stopped providing ...
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The GNOME Software center shows few apps

so, now the GNOME software center shows few apps. All I did is install a few apps, mostly games like Five or more, Connect 4, apps like Evolution, that email client, then uninstalled them and now I ...
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Ubuntu Software (gnome-software) opens and closes right away

I just did a clean install of 16.04 and I'm having an issue with the software center. The funny thing is I installed Ubuntu a few weeks ago on this same machine and didn't have the issue but I had to ...
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Search applications to install from whisker menu

I'm running ubuntu 18.04 with Xfce installed to replace GNOME. I'd like to be able to search gnome-software from the whisker menu. In the man page gnome-software doesn't say it has a search option ...
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Can't find some apps installed from Ubuntu Software in Ubuntu 17.10 [duplicate]

First Ubuntu Software app renamed as only "Software" (and also orange logo has gone) and then when I search in all apps list in Ubuntu, I can't find apps that I installed from Ubuntu Software. I can ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 gnome-software process using large amounts of memory

I've been running Ubuntu 17.10 for a good while. Starting yesterday (April 9) the process gnome-software started using large amounts of memory. I don't know if it is related to the update that I took ...
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Ubuntu Software frequently freezes in Ubuntu 16.04

Almost every time when I try to open Ubuntu Software it freezes and goes black for a few seconds. Ubuntu Software hangs and does not respond when opened. The same thing occurs sometimes while using it....
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Why is the “Software” application not showing the same results as “Software Updates” or even apt?

I open the "Software" application, go to "Updates" and click the refresh button. The GUI shows this: I open "Software Updater", let it refresh, and it shows: On the command line: ~ • apt list --...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS app store not working

When I try to download any application from the App store, it shows an error. I think the last update did that. Before that update it was working good. Error : Snapd return status code 400 : Bad ...
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Gnome-software center partially loading [duplicate]

Gnome-Software in Ubuntu 16.04 is partially loading, and I can't install software and only appears the core package in software installed, and I can only find the software of the core packages. Does ...
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Does gnome-software hide applications? [duplicate]

I am using a fresh installation of Ubuntu 17.10 with the default gnome desktop. I tried installing the qtcreator IDE, and wasn't able to find it with the gnome software center (gnome-software), so I ...
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Gnome software devours memory in 17.10 [duplicate]

I upgraded to Ubuntu 17.10 a few days ago. Gnome-shell was eating up my memory (somewhere around 13% according to topand climbing), so I started looking for solutions online. I opened up Settings to ...
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Can you install downloaded flatpaks via gnome-software?

I have downloaded gnome-games from their github wiki page (.flatpakref format) and Firefox Suggests opening the file with Software install, but when doing so, it tells me that it does not know how to ...
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Which packages are required for complete GNOME desktop / Snap integration?

Which packages are required for the following user experience (including obvious ones like gnome-shell): I open Software and search for "keepassxc" The KeePassXC snap appears I click to install, the ...
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“Software” and “OS Updates”available in Ubuntu Software

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS, on a 64-bit system. There are two available updates in "Updates" section of the Ubuntu Software, named OS Updates and Software respectively: I usually update through ...
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Disable gnome-software from loading at startup

Gnome-software, which is one of the top memory consumers, is being loaded at startup and thus decreasing boot time. I rarely use gnome-software, and on most boot-ups it is useless. However there is ...
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GNOME Software won't install Google Chrome

This problem always seems to happen to me on a new install of Xubuntu on my machine. I am running Xubuntu 16.04.3 and using GNOME Software version 3.20.5. This is on a fresh install. I just ran ...