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Old 07-25-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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I was trying to use Deepin Software center on the Gnome sell of my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS installation instead of Ubuntu's default one. I found it from a google search and downloaded it. But it freezes everytime and I have to restart the downloads. Is this a bug, because I preferred the GUI of Deepin software center?

FYI, I use Gnome,KDE Plasma,Cinnamon and Xfce desktop interfaces. I had the problem in my Gnome.
 
Old 07-27-2012, 07:01 AM   #2
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Did you install it following this method?

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/deepin-sc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deepin-software-center
If so, that will make sure you stay updated. Possibly you are missing updates?

The other option is to launch the program from terminal and see if you get some error messages. That would help a great deal in discovering what me be happening.
 
Old 07-28-2012, 04:35 AM   #3
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Did you install it following this method?

Code:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/deepin-sc
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install deepin-software-center
If so, that will make sure you stay updated. Possibly you are missing updates?
I have used the codeblock you mentioned to install Deepin Software Center. But what's your point of staying updated? I mean what should I do for it?
 
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If the PPA is added you should get the updates when you update software.

Did you try launching the program from terminal to see error messages? That would be the next step.
 
Old 07-29-2012, 05:08 PM   #5
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If the PPA is added you should get the updates when you update software.

Did you try launching the program from terminal to see error messages? That would be the next step.
I launched the program from terminal. After one installation of a program from the software center, i crashed. Here's the error message:
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/usr/share/deepin-software-center/src/theme.py:204: GtkWarning: IA__gtk_widget_realize: assertion `GTK_WIDGET_ANCHORED (widget) || GTK_IS_INVISIBLE (widget)' failed
parent.connect("size-allocate", lambda w, e: self.label.realize())
dpkg-preconfigure: unable to re-open stdin: No such file or directory
dpkg-preconfigure: unable to re-open stdin: No such file or directory
** Message: console message: undefined @0: TypeError: 'undefined' is not an object

./deepin-software-center.py:900: GtkWarning: /build/buildd/gtk+2.0-2.24.10/gdk/x11/gdkdrawable-x11.c:952 drawable is not a pixmap or window
gtk.main()
If it's buggy and/or not compatible with Core Ubuntu (I came to know it's used in Mint), why is it here in the software list?
 
Old 07-29-2012, 05:36 PM   #6
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If it's buggy and/or not compatible with Core Ubuntu (I came to know it's used in Mint), why is it here in the software list?
It's not in the software list, that's why you had to go through such a convoluted process to install it -- if it were in the official Ubuntu repositories you could have installed it from Software Centre.
PPAs, separate repositories and the like are great and often the only way to get some software but they are not provided by Canonical and you will be more likely to have issues with software from them.
 
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Old 07-30-2012, 01:58 PM   #7
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It's not in the software list, that's why you had to go through such a convoluted process to install it -- if it were in the official Ubuntu repositories you could have installed it from Software Centre.
PPAs, separate repositories and the like are great and often the only way to get some software but they are not provided by Canonical and you will be more likely to have issues with software from them.
I think you are right. I'd love to install softwares from official Ubuntu Software Center, but it looks ugly (!- kidding ) and seems that it is not updated as soon as a newer version releases. Like I had to install - i) Eclipse Indigo and ii) Skype 2.x Beta whereas stable debian-based packages for Eclipse Juno and Skype 4.x is already available on the respective websites. Till date (about 6 hours ago), an older version of Adobe reader is in the official software center!

I have another questions for the geeks. If I remove unused repos from the cache, I won't get an update for the packages of them. True/False?
 
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I think you're making things a lot more complicated for your self generally. You should not remove any of the default repositories, you can if you wish remove the ones you added though.
 
Old 07-31-2012, 05:23 PM   #9
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Ok, got it. but I have added dozens of repositories and I don't know whether they are still useful. As you can understand, those are kind of 3rd party repositories. I found a command
Code:
 sudo apt-get autoremove
but is this a right one. I used that "autoremove" command with improper syntax and destroyed the whole filesystem. What is the exact syntax? This is neither a question suitable for this forum nor is it the point of the thread, but if anybody can help out.

Where can I find a comprehensive list of ubuntu/debian repositories?
 
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Basically there is no need to remove any repository just because you're not using it.
Having said that if you go into the Software Center I think there's an option to add and remove repositories -- just remove the third party ones you're not using.
 
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Basically there is no need to remove any repository just because you're not using it.
Having said that if you go into the Software Center I think there's an option to add and remove repositories -- just remove the third party ones you're not using.
Now you're talking! This option is safe enough. Thanks.
 
  


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