sofware center will not install software

Asked by carlvilbrandt on 2012-11-20

Unbuntu sofware center will not install software. It shows some software is not loaded, but it is and some is not..

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Last query:
2012-12-01
Last reply:
2012-12-06

If you close software centre and run:

sudo apt-get update; lsb_release -a

What is output?

Thanks

carlvilbrandt (carl-cgpl) said : #2

carl@carl-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get update; lsb_release -a
[sudo] password for carl:
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W: GPG error: http://ppa.launchpad.net precise Release: The following signatures couldn't be verified because the public key is not available: NO_PUBKEY 88DB8FC6C190F85D
W: Failed to fetch http://tskariah.000webhost.com/ubuntu/dists/ubuntu/main/binary-i386/Packages 404 Not Found

E: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
LSB Version: core-2.0-ia32:core-2.0-noarch:core-3.0-ia32:core-3.0-noarch:core-3.1-ia32:core-3.1-noarch:core-3.2-ia32:core-3.2-noarch:core-4.0-ia32:core-4.0-noarch
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
carl@carl-laptop:~$

end... and Thanks to you... have had a lot of problems ... but with the help ... getting each one fixed.. one at a time
Really want to use unity... dash & hud... I will get there

Hi ,

try this

~$ sudo apt-key adv --recv-key --keyserver keyserver.ubuntu.com 88DB8FC6C190F85D
~$ sudo apt-get update
~$ sudo apt-get dist-upgrade

If problem not solved , then try to reinstall Software Center .

~$ sudo apt-get remove --purge software-center
~$ rm -r .cache/software-center
~$ sudo apt-get install software-center ubuntu-desktop
~$ sudo update-software-center

Thanks

NikTh's command will fix you up. If not let us know and I'll give you something a bit stronger :)

@carlvilbrandt (carl-cgpl) : Your question in this thread was already answered in the following thread:

https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+question/214504

Please do NOT create duplicate questions about the same issue. It only causes confusion and it divides peoples' efforts.

Please close this thread.

carlvilbrandt (carl-cgpl) said : #6

Thanks Mark Rijckenberg, that solved my question.

carlvilbrandt (carl-cgpl) said : #7

OOPS sorry Mark Rijckenberg... did not notice that and took you word for the duplication... 214504 is about the update manger not working ... its not about the package manager installing software... Question #214710 are different ... questions... Selecting and installing software and updating the OS may use some of the same fuctions.... Well both questions are still open .... if you think its only one problem ... that I can understand..
additionally ... the update started working ... and the package manager was not... so they did seem to be seperate problems.. Look not just thanks in advance for the help ... serious.. but i pledge to help the efforts in the future... So thanks for all.. I am sure that we together can solve this problem ... even if it means ... wipeing off the drive and starting all over again...

Is this problem solved ? If yes , please mark the question as solved.

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