Ubuntu Software Centre Installation Client not found: Kali Linux

Asked by gamebusternin on 2017-05-18

I downloaded the installation package for the Ubuntu Software Centre, and did every list of commands on the internet to install it and none of it worked (at least not completly)
Error:
sudo apt-get install software-center
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package software-center is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'software-center' has no installation candidate

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Manfred Hampl
Solved:
2017-05-20
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2017-05-20
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2017-05-19
Bashing-om (bashing-om) said : #1

gamebusternin ; Hello;

16.04 release:
apt list software-center >> software-center/xenial,xenial 16.01+16.04.20160420 all
apt show software-center >> APT-Sources: http://mirror.steadfast.net/ubuntu xenial/universe amd64 Packages

It is in the universe repository; make sure you have that repo enabled .

-hope that helps-

Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #2

Please provide the output of the following diagnostic commands:

uname -a
lsb_release -crid
apt-cache policy

gamebusternin (gamebusternin) said : #3

@bashing-om:
The link does not work and there is no 16.04 of software center because Ubuntu OS came first, then came the software center. But, I downloaded the latest anyway.- Thanks
@m-hampl:
Output:
root@root:~# uname -a
Linux root 4.9.0-kali3-686-pae #1 SMP Debian 4.9.18-1kali1 (2017-04-04) i686 GNU/Linux
root@root:~# lsb_release -crid
Distributor ID: Kali
Description: Kali GNU/Linux Rolling
Release: kali-rolling
Codename: kali-rolling
root@root:~# apt-cache policy
Package files:
 100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
     release a=now
Pinned packages:
root@root:~#

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

Kali Linux is not supported by the Ubuntu community. It's support is entirely separate from Ubuntu's.
None of the "Ubuntu based" distributions are supported here.

I suggest you post on the Kali forum: https://forums.kali.org/

gamebusternin (gamebusternin) said : #5

Ok, thanks -I just came here because it is the ubuntu software center that is not working.

gamebusternin (gamebusternin) said : #6

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.