I have just installed LOKI in two PCs and I am having the same issue with both.

On App Center I can see the apps list; however when I choose any of them, click Install and I can see the progress bar, but nothing more happens.

Please note that after install I managed to install sucessfully with App Center a few tools; However I disabled the Guest account and since then I can't install anything. I tried to reboot several times and to enable again the Guest Account - however the problem persists.

Additional info: Default language is PT-pt, but this change was one of the firsts - after change language I managed to install a few tools.

Any suggestions?



  • i have the same problem... i try to install some apps and app center do nothing! i try with the terminal the same nothing! terminal put this out E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing? how to solve this? i delete the kde for that? i cant understand realy
    – Arktika 13
    Sep 10, 2016 at 12:23
  • Update: I have installed loki again on both PCs (wiping all partions before). This time I didn´t disabled the guest account, but after some time I already has the same issue in one of the PCs again! And an additional info: On the PC with AppCenter issues if I chose UPDATES I have nothing there - on the other PC on UPDATES I have several apps (i.e. AppCenter, Calculator, etc.).
    – Carlos C
    Sep 10, 2016 at 12:33
  • Can you check if you have any apps on the UPDATE tab, or is also empty?
    – Carlos C
    Sep 10, 2016 at 12:38
  • i have the same issue : impossible to download any apps in a fresh Loky install. Do you have solutions ? Thank you
    – user6172
    Sep 10, 2016 at 20:19
  • As aswered in elementaryos.stackexchange.com/questions/7512/… did you try to update the repository? sudo apt update Have the same issue today, and was able to solve it.
    – Carlos C
    Sep 11, 2016 at 9:07

1 Answer 1


I had the same problem, try to run:

sudo dpkg --configure -a 
sudo apt update

After this everything works fine for me. I've downloaded some apps and updated OS.

Alternatively you can fix it by running

sudo rm -vf /var/lib/apt/lists/*
sudo apt update

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