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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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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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Gnome-software installed list

How does Gnome-software populates the installed application list i.e. how it finds out which all application are installed in the system.
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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 ...
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How to remove duplicate app entries in GNOME Notifications Settings and in Software?

It's a pretty minor issue, but I'm curious about why it is happening. In GNOME Software, and in Notifications in GNOME Settings, some system applications appear twice. They don't appear twice in the ...
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Is there any drawback to remove gnome-software and packagekit in Artful?

I read this but it was for 16.04. As Artful will use gnome-shell, is there any drawback to remove these two packages and their dependencies and use apt or Synaptic as I am used to since ten years? I ...
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Gnome Software is eating RAM even when inactive [duplicate]

It's closed, but there is probably some daemon waiting for the updates. Why it's even there? And why so much RAM?
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Sorry, Ubuntu 16.04 has experienced an internal error Every boot

Just installed Ubuntu 16.04 and getting the following error message every time i boot Sorry, Ubuntu 16.04 has experienced an internal error. If you notice further problem, try restarting the computer ...
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Why is Ubuntu Software only showing Editor's Picks?

My Ubuntu Software (not Ubuntu Software Center) isn't functioning any more. The only thing I get to see is the Editor's Picks. I think it has to do with installing the GNOME Desktop Environment. ...
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AppStream problems found “Metadata files have errors: /var/cache/app-info/xmls/fwupd.xml” on Ubuntu 17.04 [duplicate]

I have researched this, and there are no other entries on the internet that I can find with this problem, so posting here. It may be that the wording in 17.04 is different leading to no hits. But ...
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Why is budgie 17.04 using over 500 MiB of ram for the application gnome-software all of the time 24/7 on a newly installed desktop

Why is my recently installed Ubuntu Budgie 17.04 Desktop using a large amount of RAM for the application gnome-software permanently 24 hours a day 7 days a week. It is using over 550 MiB or ram all of ...
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Can't install software from Ubuntu Software

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04 64-bit. Every time I want to install software using the Ubuntu Software or the .deb package, it won't finish installing. I tried the solution here: 16.04 Cannot install ...
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Gnome Software Center Stuck Installing Updates

I always install software updates from terminal via sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade but today, I was browsing the Gnome Software and I saw OS Updates in the Updates tab. So I clicked ...
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Ubuntu Software is not working properly

I'm using Ubuntu 16.04. Ubuntu Software is opening and then closing itself immediately. What to do to fix it? It is opening and then closing itself immediately. What to do to fix it?
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How can I stop gnome-software from checking for updates when I log in?

Every time I log in gnome-software is using 100% of my cpu, and I assume it is because it checks for updates or something. Logging in is very slow, and I am not at all interested in these automatic ...
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Cannot update fwupd

I have Ubuntu 16.04 Every time I boot fwupd is running at 100% then I kill it. It happen again when I launch gnome-software. I tried to update fwupd with the following command : sudo fwupdmgr get-...
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Ubuntu 16.04 ~ new install, working but now no internet connection since local connection

I've setup a new box with Ubuntu 16.04, and everything was working fine but now I can't connect to the internet and gnome-software won't load either. Apparently there may be a bug to do with gnome-...
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Why is gnome-software service running in the background?

It doesn't make much sense to me when there's a service running idle as a package installer (namely gnome-software --gapplication-service)
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Many apps are missing from Ubuntu Software app

I tried to enable additional repositories according to the instructions from Ubuntu Add additional software repositories wiki, however my Ubuntu Software app is still missing a lot of popular apps. Is ...
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gnome-software manager staying in RAM when closed xUbuntu 16.04

I'll run gnome-software 3.20.1 then close the program. However, the program's process does not close, and takes up a notable chunk of memory. The program will also stall program installation and will ...
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Differences between Ubuntu Software Center and Ubuntu Software & their pros and cons

What are the technical differences between "Ubuntu Software Center" and "Ubuntu Software"? How to use them effectively or when to use what? Is there any pros & cons for them? If yes, then what are ...
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Rank repository apps by popularity/downloads/votes

Is there a place/tool that rank apps based on given statistics? For example, say I want to see which music player is more popular (amarok, clementine, gmusicbrowser...) Gnome Software does not have ...
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GNOME Software not starting in Yakkety Yak

I just upgraded my copy of Ubuntu 16.04.1 LTS to 16.10, and during the process I noticed that certain Python packages did not carry over properly and were broken during the installation, including ...