I don't see vlc or inkscape in the app store. They are installable with synaptic. Is this a bug?

It seems that many things are not there. These apps are standard.

I thought the USA repository was athe problem so I switched to Using main Ubuntu repo. The problem is still there.

Eos 5.1

  • Have you tried running sudo apt update (from the CLI)? If that does not solve the issue, you may try posting the apt configuration files.
    – endorama
    Jan 23 '20 at 23:40
  • That is a great idea. What are the files to send when Indo this? Jan 24 '20 at 6:43
  • You may want to try tree -lah /etc/apt and update your answer with the result.
    – endorama
    Jan 27 '20 at 19:00
  • It is working now. Not sure what went wrong. I've been using Linux since 2012. Jan 28 '20 at 10:28

the appCenter has a search input on the topper right corner. Type inside vlc or inkscape and you will find both of them.

vlc inkscape

  • I did. I am not sure why my friends computer does not have these things. I just turned him on to this after a win 7 wipe. I cannot remember if my computer has them before adding them. I want him to use the app store because he is a total newcomer. I use terminal or synaptic. My demos on how to add software are not working well since these are standards. Jan 23 '20 at 13:06
  • Probably you have some problem, because as you can see on my screenshots - there are two versions of both of them - the regullar and flatpak also
    – Bo rislav
    Jan 23 '20 at 13:15
  • Yes my friends machine is a little strange. I will delete the app and then see if it shows up. It was clearly in the repo and I did search for it after failing to see vlc in audio or video sections. But I should have grabbed a screenshot. I've been using Ubuntu derivs since 1212. And I play with things so I have a bit of experience. And I'm not tweaking his machine because I want it to work long term. However, it could be the interference with a broken keyboard (with a sticky key) which we disabled. Jan 23 '20 at 21:23

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