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apt install remove other softwares (not dependencies)

A beginner here. I tried to install wine by using sudo apt install wine. This thing has happened to me twice. I tried to install wine but it removed other software like discord, google chrome and zoom....
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Ubuntu Software Center does not launch, error when refreshing cache [duplicate]

When I click on the Ubuntu software icon on the dock, pointer turns to spinning circle for a while but the application does not launch. I tried to run below commands but I am getting an error while ...
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how to open “Ubuntu Software” on Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS [duplicate]

first off: I am aware of this question I want to open the "Ubuntu Software" I do have it installed, because I can see and open it from my menu-bar picture of "Ubuntu Software" in ...
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I can't install and uninstall software through the Ubuntu Software Center!

Every time I try to install or uninstall any program through the Ubuntu Software Center, I keep getting errors that I do not have permission to do that even when I am logged in as an administrator. ...
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Is there a way to use Ubuntu Software Center without snaps?

Is there a way to use Ubuntu Software Center without snaps? As it is I prefer no Ubuntu Software Center to having any snaps on my system, so I will live without Ubuntu Software Center unless there's a ...
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How can I uninstall Software Center? [duplicate]

I wish to uninstall Software Center and keep the native GNOME app instead. However, I can't find it neither through Terminal nor Software. Currently it doesn't replay properly the apps on the Explore ...
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Not able to remove chromium from ubuntu 18.04 - error: snap “chromium” has “remove-snap” change in progress

I tried to uninstall chromium from "Ubuntu software" application . I was not able to do it and thus i followed steps given on here . However after that i am neither able to uninstall it or ...
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How do I download vlc media player? E: Unable to acquire the dpkg frontend lock [duplicate]

E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock-frontend. It is held by process 3476 (aptd) N: Be aware that removing the lock file is not a solution and may break your system. E: Unable to acquire the dpkg ...
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Removing packages through terminal - yet app still present and working in app list? Why/how?

I've recently installed an image editor, "ImageMagick" through Ubuntu Software. Unfortunately it wasn't really what I needed so no need in keeping it around. Trying to keep things clean, ...
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Virtualbox-dkms giving errors every time I try use apt or ubuntu software

ever since I upgraded to kernal 5.11.0-051100rc2-generic in order to fix an issue I was having, every time I try use the apt command or the ubuntu software app, I get errors. In Ubuntu Software this ...
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./build.py /usr/bin/env: ‘python’: No such file or directory

I'm trying to setup NS3 version 3.29. It was going great until this linux@NGS8Q66:~/ns-allinone-3.29$ ./build.py --enable-examples --enable-tests /usr/bin/env: ‘python’: No such file or directory ...
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Possible to configure package before installing for customised files?

I'm setting up a Debian package for a project I'm working on for easy installing. But I've found that my package has some rather esoteric requirements due to how it needs to be installed. Which is ...
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Ubuntu Software not launching after fresh install

A few days ago I made a fresh install on my desktop of the latest LTS Ubuntu. When I click on the "Ubuntu Software" icon on the bar, it shows the name at the top bar of the desktop and a ...
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Ubuntu Software displays only Editors' Picks

And the Explore button does not work. Similar and same questions asked in the past have never resulted in a solution. The problem seems to go away, eventually, to everyone's satisfaction but without ...
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GNOME software center hangs when searching for software

Running Ubuntu 20.10. My software center hangs whenever I search for a software using the magnifying glass. I have the flatpak extension enabled, it that's relevant.
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Is it possible to start other software manager than Discover in Kubuntu when clicking the update button in the panel?

Discover software manager has greatly improved, but I still prefer the snappy and simple application Apper. The command apper --updates opens Apper, searches for updates and displays them. Could I ...
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No Application found in Ubuntu Software Center 20.04

I've recently noticed an issue with Ubuntu Software Center which I have tried to resolve following the answers provided in this similar question without result and this answer in particular which ...
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Update software with .deb file

How do I update software that I installed with a downloaded .deb file in ubuntu software center? When I open the downloaded file in software center I can only choose to remove the software and install ...
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How to set default source of a package that exists in multiple sources on gnome-software?

I use ubuntu 20.10 with gnome software, the deb version with snap and flatpak plugins and there are some applications that are available from different sources like the official repo, snap or/and ...
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installing software policy without password

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS, There are two accounts one with administrator privileged, the second is the standard one(without password) I created a new file called: 10-allow-users-to-install.pkla ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 Network issue in ubuntu software store [duplicate]

My ubuntu software store is not loading it just showing dots even if it loads then it almost takes 30-40 minutes to load the page. The only way I can install the app is through the terminal and I'm a ...
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Without installing snapd, How to install ubuntu software centre? [duplicate]

I have removed snapd from ubuntu 20.04 because it uses high amount of memory, I want to install software center without installing snapd,I tried sudo apt install ubuntu-software, but it also install ...
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help me please (Unable to contact snap store)

i cant use snap any time i want downlaod any package i recive this message: sudo snap install snap-store then: "Unable to contact snap store"
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Cant install anything with current iptables rules. What am I missing?

Heres my iptables rules below. I am trying to block everything except whats needed. I am not able to apt-get install with these rules. What am I missing? sudo iptables -F sudo iptables -X sudo ...
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Startup Disk Creator - not found in Ububtu Software Centre

I am trying to create a bootable USB startup disk in 20.04 According to instructions, I should use "Startup Disk Creator". But this application does not appear to be installed on my machine. ...
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Software & Updates permission failed

OS: Ubuntu 18.04.5 LTS x86_64 Kernel: 4.15.0-135-generic DE: MATE When i run Software & Updates i get the following error: You are not allowed to perform this action You don't have the required ...
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Software centre “Ubuntu Software” not loading correctly

New to Ubuntu but reasonably PC savvy, been following others attempts to fix the new Ubuntu version of the software center titled "Ubuntu Software" regarding its failure to load little else ...
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Ubuntu Software hide reviews and rating

Is it possible to hide the Ubuntu Software reviews and star ratings because they are mostly written by trolls and have very low scores anyhow?
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[Déjà Dup]: Backup Failed

I'm trying to use Déjà Dup Backup Tool going with the Ubuntu 20.04LTS to backup my computer. But when I click "Backup Now" or let the software work as scheduled, an error notification ...
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“Software & Updates”, and/or “Software Updater”

Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS Gnome 3.36.8 On my application launcher (grid of white dots on the dock), I have “Software & Updates”, and “Software Updater”. Software & Updates has auto-updates enabled. I ...
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Are snapcraft.io apps 'main' repositories?

I try to understand when an app comes from the 'main', fully backed repositories, when otherwise. Software Center shows this ('main', 'universe' etc.) for normal .deb packages, but just 'snapcraft.io' ...
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How to identify 'main' ubuntu repository apps

How can I know that I'm downloading an app from 'main' instead of 'universe' repo? How are they identified in Ubuntu Software Center?
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Software Center duplicate apps

I'm wondering why are there duplicates for some apps on Software Center (20.04)? For instance, there are 2 KeepassXC, 2 Firefox, 2 ImageMagick, 2 Thunderbird, etc. Are they different somehow? Why does ...
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Ubuntu Software App Shows Just Blank Tiles

My desktop computer runs Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS and Gnome 3.36.8 with German as the interface language. Since at least last week, Ubuntu Software shows just blank tiles instead of actual software ...
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Terminal x Software Center [closed]

I'm still a novice in Ubuntu, sorry if this was questioned before, what's the best way to install software on Ubuntu in terms of update, stability, etc: through terminal or through Software Center (if ...
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Can't see trusted application provider in 'Software & Update'

Can't see trusted application provider in 'Software & Update' after I did this: I described everything I did in order. I installed Y-PPA-Manager. Using these commands: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:...
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Can someone explain why there exist two org.gnome.Software.desktop files? Which one (how) is loaded?

Recently, I found that there are two org.gnome.Software.desktop files in two places: one in /usr/share/ubuntu/applications/ and one in /usr/share/applications/ Can someone explain why (and how) /usr/...
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Multiple instalations of the same software (browser) [duplicate]

It is possible to install the same browser twice, one for personal use and another for testing? I need this because I want to use my plugins in the personal version, but sometimes the plugins may ...
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Why gnome-software is saying that Atom is proprietary?

I opened gnome-software to install Atom. This is the screen I get: gnome-software is saying that Atom is proprietary software, but the Github repo reports the license as being MIT license, which ...
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Pin control bar in ubuntu teams app

I have installed Microsoft Teams Version 1.3.00.30857 (64-bit) through Software app in Ubuntu. But I find this bar not pinned at top as I saw in windows. I want this position of control bar in teams ...
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Ubuntu 20.10 - Ubuntu Software not populating or showing applications

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.10 with all packages updated. I open Ubuntu Software and it only shows the "Editors Picks" but if I click any of the categories no programs will load in ...
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Do all packages get upgraded with sudo apt update and sudo apt upgrade?

In the software manager, reviews often complain about how the packages are out of date. But can't you upgrade the packages using sudo apt upgrade and update?
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Problems with opening Ubuntu software application

I just decided to get into Ubuntu here today an I'm having an issue with opening up the Ubuntu software application it wont load for me at all any suggestions i could try?
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How do you get new software on 20.04? The update took out the software app for approved software center

I got 20.04.1 and was able to add some software back like gparted and FreeCAD. Then I ran the software update (all 500+ MB worth took 2 nights and 2 passes) but now the Software center is gone! What ...
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Settings not opening in Ubuntu 20.04

I'm a new user of Ubuntu 20.04, whenever i try to open settings,it opens, but don't show up at all, unless I use a second screen. if not then it will like this: Now settings is open I tried using ...
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When I go to Ubuntu's software store why is there a banner that says “Don't know how to handle 'file:///home/(my login name)'”?

This happens to be in a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04, which I had to use because Ubuntu 20.04 would not play nice with my nVidia graphics - I've been running Ubuntu on this same system for years with ...
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Upgrade button is missing from Ubuntu Software when opening .deb file in Ubuntu 20.04

My current version of F5 SSL VPN is 7183 (see here), then I downloaded the update (version 7184) debian file, and when I open the .deb file, it leads to Ubuntu Software (here) and nothing's wrong up ...
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Unable to install Ant.exe application [duplicate]

I am trying to install ant.exe application in Ubuntu 20.04. The error message what i am getting is: Setup cannot continue until all the system components have been successfully installed. Please ...
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Installation of NestTrade APP gives error

I am trying to install NestTrade APP in ubuntu version 20.04. I am getting the following error. 0030:err:ole:CoGetClassObject class {a2a9545d-a0c2-42b4-9708-a0b2badd77c8} not registered 0030:err:ole:...
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How to upgrade to latest version of Ubuntu software in 20.04

Can I upgrade my Ubuntu software to the latest version in 20.04? Can I upgrade it to the latest version used in 20.10?

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