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Old 11-21-2018, 12:49 PM   #1
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app center broken??


first played with linux about 15 years ago then got away from it.
came back recently and installed ubuntu on a lenovo ideapad 320
didnt run so well and had quite a bit of freezing up

decided to load bodhi, like the desktop alot but having problems installing perfered programs..
i would like to run chrome or chromium as a prowser because it will import all of my past bookmarks and saved pages. but every time i go to the app center and select chromium, i hit install and it tells me cannot locate package, refresh package list and try again.
i hit refresh and i have waited over an hour and nothing has changed.

i have looked for a sources file in apt/etc folder, there is one in there but it is empty

probably a noob question but do i look for another sources file and paste it in there as a solution or is there something else going on
 
Old 11-21-2018, 06:36 PM   #2
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ended up being a corrupt sources list
rewrote it and saved and everything started working as it should

Last edited by kitbash; 11-22-2018 at 06:28 AM. Reason: fixed
 
Old 11-21-2018, 06:59 PM   #3
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Old 11-21-2018, 07:10 PM   #4
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There's not much to say other than to agree that it's broken. Unfortunately it's one of the problems that occurs when a distro is supported by a fairly small team of unpaid volunteers. Fortunately, Bodhi and Moksha are both relatively sound and reliable; it's some of the support software where there's a problem.

FWIW, I have found using sudo apt to be a better option to update, upgrade and install rather than use Bodhi AppCenter and Bodhi Update.

I suggest that with a new installation, the first steps should be to start Terminology and run:

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade


Expect the upgrade to take a long time and at some point along the way it should ask you to identify your keyboard layout. If that doesn't happen then your upgrade is incomplete. Run both commands again.

I haven't installed Chrome, but I'm guessing that sudo apt install chrome will work. I know for certain that sudo apt install firefox does.

Other useful command sequences I've found are as follows:
- To install the standard user folders:
sudo apt install xdg-user-dirs
xdg-user-dirs-update


- To install VLC:
sudo apt install vlc
sudo apt install libdvd-pkg
sudo dpkg-reconfigure libdvd-pkg


- To install LibreOffice and Microsoft compatible fonts:
sudo apt install libreoffice
sudo dpkg -P ttf-mscorefonts-installer
sudo apt install ttf-mscorefonts-installer


I've actually spent the last couple of days putting all these options into a command file which one can execute immediately after a new build, but it needs more testing before it will be ready to release.

Best of luck

Bob

PS: I'm not an official member of the development team so I can't speak for the team. I only joined this forum myself a couple of weeks ago. Sorry you didn't get an earlier reply. Probably a good job you bumped the thread.
 
Old 11-22-2018, 05:54 AM   #5
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The easiest way to install the packages you want is to run the Synaptic package manager. You should find it under Applications > Preferences in the Main Menu, but if it's not there you can install it with sudo apt install synaptic.
 
Old 11-22-2018, 06:29 AM   #6
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yea but with the bad sources file it would not let me do anything as far as getting packages to install.
all sorted now so thanks
 
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Old 11-22-2018, 11:16 AM   #7
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yea but with the bad sources file it would not let me do anything as far as getting packages to install.
all sorted now so thanks
So how did you sort it out?

Whoops! My bad - you explained that earlier. Sorry!

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