How can I install software-center-13.10.tar.gz

Asked by Samuel on 2016-09-10

Good day, I'm new t ubuntu and I'm wondering how to install applications but first of all I want to know how to install software center.tar.gz.

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michael (yellupcm-gmail) said : #1

Please go to the site below.

It will show 13.10 is EOL (end of life). You must install a supported release. 14.04 will work. 16.04 is supported longer. I do not know if you can upgrade from 13.10 to 14.04, as 13.10 has been EOL for more than 2 years.

Software Centre is also part of the default install. What is the output of:

lsb_release -a; uname -a


Samuel (neddy) said : #3

It's 16.04 that I'm using. I installed it in VMware workstation. There's no software Centre in it. only Ubuntu software which shows only installed software and no where to search for and download new softwares

What is the output of:

apt-cache policy software-center


Samuel (neddy) said : #5

lsb_release -a; uname -a

output: No LSB modules are available.
                Distributor ID: Ubuntu
                Description: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
                Release: 16.04
                Codename: xenial
                Linux ubuntu 4.4.0-21-generic #37-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 18 18:33:37 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

apt-cache policy software-center

output: software-center:
                   Installed: (none)
                   Candidate: (none)
                   Version table:

Enable the universe repository and you can install it using apt-get

Did you by any chance install the server flavour then install the desktop on top of it?

Samuel (neddy) said : #7


OK, enable the report and install away. If you want a GUI package manager then there is also Synaptic

Samuel (neddy) said : #9

How will i install synaptic?

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install synaptic

@Samuel: a Google search for "install synaptic ubuntu" will answer those kinds of Ubuntu questions

It is best to first search via Google before asking the question here....

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