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My Software Manager has disappeared (SOLVED)

Postby Tony.B on Sat Feb 18, 2012 6:52 pm

Yesterday I reinstalled LMDE. Don't ask why - long boring story which includes indiscriminate use of the delete key.

Anyway, today, having done all the updates, I wanted to configure the fonts in LibreOffice and in particular remove those in languages I don't yet understand. So I opened up Software Manager, and was happily uninstalling when suddenly it froze. Everything stopped. My mouse-clicks didn't click, so I tried to close Software Manager by Alt+F4 but that didn't work either.

In desperation, I switched off my computer & restarted.

Then I clicked on Menu intending to open up Software Manager again.
    But it's not there.
      Gone.
        Help! (please)
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Re: My Software Manager has disappeared

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:43 pm

Reinstall it then. Open the terminal and paste this:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall mintinstall

^^Lol, so many "installs" in that line :lol:
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Re: My Software Manager has disappeared

Postby Tony.B on Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:32 am

sagirfahmid3 wrote:Reinstall it then. Open the terminal and paste this:
sudo apt-get install --reinstall mintinstall

Thank you so much, sagirfahmid3. I had no idea this "disaster" of mine could be fixed so simply.

I have a tiny complaint, though:
    In Menu, my new Software Manager now appears in the section headed Administration. But it is listed BEFORE Services, so it's not in alphabetical order.
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Re: My Software Manager has disappeared (SOLVED)

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:19 am

Lol how'd that happen? I'm using Mint 9 and the menu editor, alacarte, can organize items. Do they have it in Mint 12? :?
If not, then you can "sudo apt-get install alacarte" and see if it works.
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Re: My Software Manager has disappeared (SOLVED)

Postby Tony.B on Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:02 pm

sagirfahmid3 wrote:... you can "sudo apt-get install alacarte" and see if it works

Thanks for the idea. I tried that and was informed that the latest version of alacarte was already installed.

But, while I was messing around I accidentally fixed it all by myself:
    Right-clicking on Menu brings up an option to edit the menu, which I did.

Thank you again for the assistance.
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Re: My Software Manager has disappeared (SOLVED)

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:10 pm

Right-clicking on Menu brings up an option to edit the menu, which I did.

That, my friend, IS alacarte! LOL :lol: :lol:
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Re: My Software Manager has disappeared (SOLVED)

Postby Tony.B on Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:10 pm

sagirfahmid3 wrote:That, my friend, IS alacarte! LOL :lol: :lol:

I'm so glad I made you happy :oops:

It seems I've got so much to learn.

Cheers,
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Re: My Software Manager has disappeared (SOLVED)

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:19 pm

Oo hope I didn't offend you. I've used Mint now for about a year and a half, still got loads to learn! I like the new adventure :mrgreen:
Keep on learning, and see you around the forums! Best way to learn: stick with geeks :wink:
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Re: My Software Manager has disappeared (SOLVED)

Postby Tony.B on Sun Feb 19, 2012 7:37 pm

Of course you didn't offend me 8)

I'm just grateful that you pointed me in the right direction :arrow:
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