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Old 04-19-2011, 07:36 PM   #1
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Ubuntu Software center


Hey guys, i need your help. I can't download from ubuntu software center. It's just saying: Available from the "multiverse" source.
and then update now. but after it's done updating nothing happens and i can just do it again. hope you can help. OBy the way, i'm using ubuntu 10.10...
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Old 04-19-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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The Ubuntu Software Center seems to use the same sources.list file as Synaptic and Apt.

I would suggest you test whether you can install the same software using apt-get from a terminal and capturing any error messages or run software-center from a terminal to capture any error messages, then reporting back.

https://help.ubuntu.com/8.04/serverguide/C/apt-get.html

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Old 04-19-2011, 10:23 PM   #3
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Hey guys, i need your help. I can't download from ubuntu software center. It's just saying: Available from the "multiverse" source.
and then update now. but after it's done updating nothing happens and i can just do it again. hope you can help. OBy the way, i'm using ubuntu 10.10...
Oinkzter
Do you have Multiverse enabled?
 
Old 04-19-2011, 10:27 PM   #4
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Enable multiverse and the problem should be solved.
 
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Old 04-20-2011, 07:53 AM   #5
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Ubuntu Software Center seems to use the same sources.list file as Synaptic and Apt
Synaptic is a front end ( GUI ) for apt.
EDIT : "Ubuntu Software Center" is just another name for 'Synaptic'.
EDIT : See post # 6.

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Old 04-20-2011, 01:51 PM   #6
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"Ubuntu Software Center" is just another name for 'Synaptic'.
No, it isn't.

They are both GUI APT front-ends, but they're not the same program. Synaptic is more powerful but complex, while Ubuntu Software Center is more newbie-friendly and has features like screenshots, ratings, and reviews.

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Old 04-20-2011, 05:13 PM   #7
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Do you have Multiverse enabled?
i don't think so? how do you enable that? sorry but im new to ubuntu
 
Old 04-20-2011, 05:28 PM   #8
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Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and it will open up a GUI. There will be 5 tick boxes available tick the first 4, the last one is sources and you won't need that unless you intend on pulling applications apart.

For more information read this, actually read it first.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 06:11 PM   #9
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thanks for the help i found out. its all working now. THANKS!
 
Old 04-20-2011, 06:54 PM   #10
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You should mark the thread as solved so other users will be able to get to the solution easier.
 
Old 04-20-2011, 10:59 PM   #11
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You should mark the thread as solved so other users will be able to get to the solution easier.
Only thing is we don't know what fixed it so it would be nice if the OP could let us know what he found out.
 
Old 04-21-2011, 12:14 AM   #12
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Only thing is we don't know what fixed it so it would be nice if the OP could let us know what he found out.
Sorry, I thought he meant the solution was enabling multiverse.
 
Old 04-22-2011, 04:53 PM   #13
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Sorry, I thought he meant the solution was enabling multiverse.
the thing that make it work was the "enable multiverse" thing xD just if you didn't know xD thanks again xD
 
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