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Old 05-07-2014, 10:07 PM   #1
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Ubuntu Software center


Would someone please tell me why I do not have a search bar on my Software center window?
 
Old 05-07-2014, 10:30 PM   #2
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Would someone please tell me why I do not have a search bar on my Software center window?
I'm not a Software Center expert but perhaps during your installation the Software Center didn't install completely.

If it is a know issue it would be listed in the Ubuntu (version <14.04> you installed)release notes.
You can also try doing a Ubuntu pkg search and re-install the Ubuntu Software Center--

You do have the option to install software via the terminal as root.
Just cd (change directory) to where your pkg is and use the sudo command with 'install' or 'dpkg -i'.
Code:
dpkg -i yourpackage.deb to install a package.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter
http://packages.ubuntu.com/
http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/
 
Old 05-08-2014, 04:09 AM   #3
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I'm not a Software Center expert but perhaps during your installation the Software Center didn't install completely.

If it is a know issue it would be listed in the Ubuntu (version <14.04> you installed)release notes.
You can also try doing a Ubuntu pkg search and re-install the Ubuntu Software Center--

You do have the option to install software via the terminal as root.
Just cd (change directory) to where your pkg is and use the sudo command with 'install' or 'dpkg -i'.
Code:
dpkg -i yourpackage.deb to install a package.
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SoftwareCenter
http://packages.ubuntu.com/
http://packages.ubuntu.com/trusty/
Thanks for all the information. My head is spinning. After going to the links you provided. I have come to the conclusion that I am missing the code needed to have a search function. As I am brand new to Linux.Should I do the uninstall/reinstall or should I look for some kind of package repair program?
 
Old 05-08-2014, 10:12 AM   #4
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You might try the suggestion at the Ubuntu forums below which suggests running from a terminal. It worked for the person who posted the question:

Code:
$ software-center
http://askubuntu.com/questions/83520...oftware-center
 
Old 05-08-2014, 08:33 PM   #5
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You might try the suggestion at the Ubuntu forums below which suggests running from a terminal. It worked for the person who posted the question:

Code:
$ software-center
http://askubuntu.com/questions/83520...oftware-center
I read what was written on the link you provided and tried it.I got this response "no such command ex-sis. Hmmmmmmm!!?
 
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Thanks for all the information. My head is spinning. After going to the links you provided. I have come to the conclusion that I am missing the code needed to have a search function. As I am brand new to Linux.Should I do the uninstall/reinstall or should I look for some kind of package repair program?
Lets see what yancek says first before you remove the Software Center and reinstall it.
 
Old 05-08-2014, 09:27 PM   #7
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Hi,
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I read what was written on the link you provided and tried it.I got this response "no such command ex-sis. Hmmmmmmm!!?
It may not be installed.. what is the output of the following?
Code:
dpkg -l software-center
Or, the command may not be in your path. Enter the following two commands to investigate this possibility
Code:
dpkg -L software-center | grep bin
echo $PATH
Evo2.
 
Old 05-08-2014, 10:06 PM   #8
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Hi,

It may not be installed.. what is the output of the following?
Code:
dpkg -l software-center
Or, the command may not be in your path. Enter the following two commands to investigate this possibility
Code:
dpkg -L software-center | grep bin
echo $PATH
Here is what happened:

don@don-CQ1270L:~$ dpkg -l software-center
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii software-cente 13.10-0ubunt all Utility for browsing, installing,
don@don-CQ1270L:~$ dpkg -L software-center | grep bin echo $PATH
grep: echo: No such file or directory
grep: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games: No such file or directory
don@don-CQ1270L:~$ open
Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console
don@don-CQ1270L:~$



Evo2.
It is strange that I was not asked to sign-in?
 
Old 05-08-2014, 10:57 PM   #9
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It's easier to read in code tags--

Code:
don@don-CQ1270L:~$ dpkg -l software-center
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
| Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name Version Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
ii software-cente 13.10-0ubunt all Utility for browsing, installing,
Code:
don@don-CQ1270L:~$ dpkg -L software-center | grep bin echo $PATH
grep: echo: No such file or directory
grep: /usr/local/sbin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/games:/usr/local/games: No such file or directory
don@don-CQ1270L:~$ open
Couldn't get a file descriptor referring to the console
don@don-CQ1270L:~$
 
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The only thing I can tell you certain about your problem is "You are not alone"! Seems this has been a problem going back several versions.
I thought the suggestion of just running, as a user: software-center would work as it was suggested on that forum by a developer from Canonical. Guess not.

Quote:
no such command ex-sis
The output from the command you posted seems pretty bizarre. Usually it will just repeat the command and give a not found message.
You might try running each of the commands below consecutively.

Quote:
$ sudo apt-get remove --purge software-center
~$ sudo apt-get install software-center
Do you see the full window on your screen?
 
Old 05-08-2014, 11:40 PM   #11
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Hi,

ok, the output of the first command shows it is installed.

The output of the 2nd and 3rd commands is broken because you ran them as one command. Two lines, means two separate commands. Please try it again.

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It is strange that I was not asked to sign-in?
Sign-in to what?

Evo2.
 
Old 05-09-2014, 03:25 AM   #12
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The only thing I can tell you certain about your problem is "You are not alone"! Seems this has been a problem going back several versions.
I thought the suggestion of just running, as a user: software-center would work as it was suggested on that forum by a developer from Canonical. Guess not.



The output from the command you posted seems pretty bizarre. Usually it will just repeat the command and give a not found message.
You might try running each of the commands below consecutively.

Here is the results

don@don-CQ1270L:~$ sudo apt-get --purge software-center
[sudo] password for don:
E: Command line option --purge is not understood
don@don-CQ1270L:~$ sudo apt-get install software-center
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
software-center is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
kde-l10n-engb kde-l10n-th linux-headers-generic linux-image-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 17 not upgraded



Do you see the full window on your screen?
My be this will give all of us some ideas on what is going here. I just install Ubuntu 14.04 on a friends computer. I did this at my place. The ISO is on a live USB. It is the same stick I used to install Ubuntu on my computer. The one I am typing on right now. Both computers are HP. My friends computer has a search bar in his software center. Yet I do not. What I am trying to say is both computers were set up with Ubuntu from the same live stick and the same Internet connection. Another difference is on his start screen It has the following printer in the lower left corner 'Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.

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