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Software manager not working

Postby jhouse59 on Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:59 pm

When I click on Software manager in the menu button it wont open. Can someone tell me why this is happening? I'm using Elyssa (Mint 5).
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Re: Software manager not working

Postby garda on Sat Feb 28, 2009 9:39 am

Do you mean from MintMenu? If so, you are not alone and there have been a few similar threads already:

Software Manager does not launch from Elyssa mint menu
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Re: Software manager not working

Postby don54321 on Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:23 am

Fixed

I had the same problem today with the software manager icon on the Mint Elyssa menu doing nothing. Software Manager would not launch. I subsequently discovered that "Mint Install", in synaptic had been marked for upgrade, but applying the upgrade was unsuccessfull. A message resulted saying that 2 of the packages could not be downloaded. I then found my way to http://packages.linuxmint.com/ and downloaded Mint Install to my desktop. Clicking on this, I was able to re-install the current version which FIXED SOFTWARE MANAGER. I fully expect however. that the next system update will break it again. Something is wrong with Synaptic's install of this program.

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Key words: SOFTWARE MANAGER LAUNCH BROKEN MINT MENU ELYSSA
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