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Old 01-19-2017, 09:39 AM   #1
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Unhappy Software center loads but will not install anything...Ubuntu 16.04.


Software center loads but will not install anything...Ubuntu 16.04.
i click on the install button it comes up says installing, then after few seconds it re-shows the install button and does nothing.

this used to work with no problem, I have not changed any equipment or software, that i know of.

Any help please.

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Old 01-19-2017, 03:50 PM   #2
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I might use apt or apt-get commands like clean option maybe. Forgot the other options to try. Use man apt or man apt-get.

I suspect it is stuck in an update cycle.
 
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Old 01-19-2017, 04:16 PM   #3
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Software center loads but will not install anything...Ubuntu 16.04.
i click on the install button it comes up says installing, then after few seconds it re-shows the install button and does nothing.

this used to work with no problem, I have not changed any equipment or software, that i know of.
Hi...

Can you try installing something using Synaptic or through the command line and tell us if that works? This will help us determine if this is a program issue or a system wide issue. If you use the terminal and nothing installs, please post all the code (or errors) in its entirety.

Regards...
 
Old 01-19-2017, 09:50 PM   #4
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Hi...

Can you try installing something using Synaptic or through the command line and tell us if that works? This will help us determine if this is a program issue or a system wide issue. If you use the terminal and nothing installs, please post all the code (or errors) in its entirety.

Regards...
I noticed in ubuntu MATE LTS 16.04 that if I try to install something and make a mistake, it keeps on trying to figure out what happened, then returns to CLI. At that point, it will do nothing if I try the previous command.

If the system seems to have stopped working, I would try to quit and reboot. Freshly booted system has then worked for me.
 
Old 01-20-2017, 05:09 AM   #5
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Tried the apt-get clean, this now allows me to do the auto udates for the OS but the software centre still doing same??? I can install using the command line but prefere a GUI as it can be long winded.

Any more ideas folks?

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Old 01-20-2017, 05:27 AM   #6
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The Software Center has been replaced by GNOME Software in Ubuntu 16.04.

http://askubuntu.com/questions/72597...gnome-software
 
  


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