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The elementary OS app store (replaces the Ubuntu Software Center).

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How can I install .deb files in Loki?

In the latest version (Loki 0.4 Stable), I can't open .deb files with AppCenter, like Ubuntu.
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Disable AppCenter dock reminder

From time to time, AppCenter will find an update and hang out in my dock with a red, circular "badge" overlay and a number. How can I deactivate this persistent dock notification? Separately, how do ...
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AppCenter - Prevent packages from updating

I need a couple of older libraries to make a program work. I can hold the packages with the following commands: apt-mark hold package echo package hold | dpkg --set-selections That way when I try to ...
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Software center won't open

I'm running Freya and I get the following error messages when I try to run the software center from the command line: ** (software-center:2639): WARNING **: Couldn't connect to accessibility bus: ...
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Does elementary OS feature outdated packages?

A few days back I was reading a post regarding elementary OS and in the comment section there was a few people mentioning that there are a lot of outdated packages and that if anyone wanted to use the ...
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Software center does not open after update

I had installed beta version of Freya alongside windows 7 about a year ago. I didn't use or update Freya after a month of use. But today I updated it by apt-get update && apt-get upgrade and ...
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I am unable to update or install software in the AppCenter

I've been using Loki for about 3 weeks. Installing software and updates was working fine. I booted into Loki today and got a notification that I had 4 updates available. The red flag also appeared on ...
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Is there a way to see changelog of update?

Title says it all. Is this a thing? A changelog for every update in AppCenter (obviously just for elementary apps) would be really helpful.
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AppCenter can't update Flatpak packages

Since yesterday, when I try to update those two recommended items, the process fails and the updates are still showing. Sometimes, but not always, AppCenter crashes and closes. All other updates are ...
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Update with terminal instead of AppCenter

My AppCenter has an icon indicating several updates in the queue. How can I download and install these updates from Terminal/CLI without opening AppCenter?
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AppCenter Payments after reinstall

I have purchased a few apps from the Elementary AppCenter(appcenter). I recently had to do a clean install of the OS. I reinstalled these apps but they want me to pay again. I would just ignore this,...
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Why can I not install dconf-tools?

Whenever I try to install dconf-tool I get this error: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Package dconf-tools is not available, but is ...
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Flatpak support not enabled

After enabling flatpak by default(as proclaimed by elementary team) my AppCentre still does not recognize flatpak apps as it should. Do I need to do something here, or is it a bug? can I know one ...
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How to see update details

Prior to Loki, you were shown details about what was getting updated. Is there a way in Loki AppCenter to see the specifics prior to clicking the update button?
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AppCenter does not install anything anymore [closed]

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, ...
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App Center stuck on 'waiting'

I'm on a fresh install. At first, when I was trying to install an app from the app center it would say 'starting' with an empty loading bar that would remain empty forever. After looking up some ...
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Why is there download of data automatically

I see that there is 3.2 mb of data that gets downloaded every time I sign into the Internet wifi. Can I prevent this and what is it? I suspect it is the update from the app store because I have ...
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An 'out-of-the-box' working DAW for music production

I wonder if there is a decent DAW for elementaryOS that can be used straight out of the box. That is to say: With minimal configuration, a beautiful minimalist yet functional professional and engaging ...
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Is there a way to get more detail about what changes are in “Operating System Updates”?

Whenever AppCenter tells me there are "Operating System Updates" available, I'm curious to know what is contained in the updates but when I tap on the item, the dialog that pops up is woefully lacking ...
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Master PDF Editor installs correctly, but won't start

I installed Master PDF editor from here, selecting the 64 bit .deb file. I installed it through the software center, and everything seemed to have been installed correctly, except that when I try to ...
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Loki AppCentre updates page blank, can't do 1 update

I just got alerted to two updates but the update page in the AppCenter is blank, even though regular app pages work. Tried using the software updater which got one of the two updates in, but I can't ...
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App Center won't show installed programms // won't install new ones

Since yesterday the App Center won't work properly anymore. Doesn't show installed programms anymore: Won't download nor install new ones: Already tried: sudo apt-get update sudo reboot sudo apt ...
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How is Gnome Software different to AppCenter?

I'm trying out elementary OS 0.4 Loki and so far I could install everything I wanted via PPA or an official Ubuntu .deb package without any problems. App Center isn't a great help so far... is there ...
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How to disable auto-update in Loki [closed]

The new AppCenter appears to periodically and automatically update the apt indexes which is not a problem, however, this bug means that every time it does so, packagekitd hogs CPU until I purposefully ...
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The Software Center won't open

I can't open the Software Center - it simply doesn't launch. No errors or anything pop up when I try to run it from Slingshot. I have an error in the topbar that looks like the red stop sign in this. ...
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What's the advantage to using sideload over flatpak over the appcenter?

For example, LibreOffice is available from FlatHub.org. So, I can install it with sideload. But I can also install it via the appcenter (flatpak search, strangely enough, doesn't find it). Which of ...
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“Failed to Fetch Update” error when opening app center on newly installed Juno

I just installed Juno and trying to open the app center and this thing popped out, how to fix it? Failed to Fetch Update This may have been caused by external, manually added software repositories ...
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How to install Apps through AppCenter on Loki? [duplicate]

I can't find lots of Apps in AppCenter, such as Firefox, How to install them through the AppCenter?
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App Center package website down [closed]

I upgraded the App Center to 0.2.3, but then the site, http://packages.elementary.io/appcenter, the packages are hosted on is reporting a bad gateway. The App Center isn't showing anything other than ...
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AppCenter doesn't show updates or install anything [duplicate]

I have Loki installed on my laptop and desktop. Appcenter works fine on my laptop, but it doesn't on my desktop. It doesn't show any updates, that tab is empty. I can browse and search for software, ...
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App center crashes when typing into search bar [closed]

I just installed Loki on my HP-G62 laptop. Everything seems to work ok except for one issue: When I open AppCenter, and type just two letters into the search bar (any two), it exits. My guess is ...
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How to publish an App in elementary (Loki) AppCenter

I wanted to check if there is some documentation on how to make an App available in the elementary (Loki) App Center. I have gathered that the application needs to be on GitHub and some hooks needs ...
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Why is KeePass2 not in the AppCenter?

I work with KeePass2 on Linux (and Windows) voor quite some time. It's available for Ubuntu and LinuxMint, why isn't it in the AppCenter for ElementaryOS? We (=the familie & our small business ...
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How does one run Vim from a new install?

Noob here. Just installed elementaryOS for the first time. Yay! Tried to fire up a text editor. No go. Vim shows as being installed in the App Center. But it does not show up under the "Applications"...
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Contacts app not showing in Applications

I installed the "Contacts" app in the AppCenter and it does not appear in the Applications list (slingshot). How do I run it?
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Cannot launch Viber on elementary OS freya

After removing Viber version 5 from software center, and with sudo dpkg --purge viber sudo apt-get remove viber I downloaded the version 6 viber .deb file from Viber's website, opened it and ...
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Prevent AppCenter window opening on startup?

I noticed that since a while the AppCenter is opened when I boot into elementary OS. I'm not revering to checking updates in the background, I mean the AppCenter window is opened. Is there a way to ...
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Software in AppCenter aren't up to date

I'm relatively new with ElementaryOS (and with Linux in general). An University advisor suggest us to try different distro for a more reproducible approach with our researches. I'm trying ...
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I can't find FireFox in the AppCenter of Loki, although I have installed it

Why can't I find Firefox in the AppCenter? Not only Firefox, but also other non-elementary Apps.
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App development with Ruby in elementary OS

Does any one have any prior experience with making gtk3 apps with Ruby, and the bindings to the apis for ruby (GObject etc)?
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Is there a way to debug AppCenter? if yes where are the logs?

I'm trying to enable debug in appcenter to figure out why mine has the updates page empty. I saw the option -d in App Center from command line, but where the debug logs are saved? Thanks.
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Gnome software centre is not installing

I'm trying to install the gnome software centre but its is giving me this error in terminal sudo apt-get install gnome-software Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading ...
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App Center crashing when typing on search and on specific categories click [closed]

When I run appcenter and type two letters into the search bar the application crashes with the following error. The same error (without the 3rd line) occurs when I click in specific categories. For ...
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Empty AppCenter [duplicate]

just installed my third machine with Elementary OS but AppCenter results are blank when searching or following categories. Wifi connection is fine - I've tried apt-get remove --purge and reinstalling ...
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Loki - App center empty [duplicate]

I've installed lok 0.4 today and the app center is empty except for installed applications. This is a known bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/appcenter/+bug/1615270 However, the suggested workaround ...
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Suggestion - Updates Notification Action

The Updates Notification does nothing. It would make more sense if clicking on the notification would cause the application center to display the updates screen.
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Hack to install elementary os apps from loki and - to juno

Is there a "hack" to install all the loki apps I am missing out on juno in the appcenter, by perhaps installing an older version of the appcenter?
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Steam in Juno- how to install

In the app center, there are two choices for steam: 1. steam with the default cog icon, and steam installer with the regular steam icon. There's also the deb file you can download from the Steam ...
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'packages.elementary.io/appcenter xenial Release' does not have a Release file [closed]

How do I fix this? W: The repository 'https://packages.elementary.io/appcenter xenial Release' does not have a Release file. N: Data from such a repository can't be authenticated and is therefore ...

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