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Software manager does not install anymore

Postby squev on Sat Jul 02, 2011 7:54 am

Hi

When I search for an application in mint install (7.3.3) and click install when it is stated as not installed it asks me for my password as expected, accepts it then nothing further happens, the 'active task area' remains at 0 ongoing actions. And the status remains not installed.

I have tried a dpkg-reconfigure, and 'aptitude reinstall mintinstall' both worked but neither fixed said problem.
Any ideas?
Thanks
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Re: Software manager does not install anymore

Postby remoulder on Thu Jul 07, 2011 7:51 am

Try using synaptic package manager, there may be a dependency issue that is preventing installation.
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Re: Software manager does not install anymore

Postby graeme on Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:19 pm

Have you solved this?

I have a similar problem with Mint Install on LMDE. You could try running from the command line and seeing if your error output is at all similar to mine on this thread:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=79987
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Re: Software manager does not install anymore

Postby mikeeve on Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:28 pm

This may not be the same issue you have. Software Manager (SM) is installed in Linux Mint 11 (both 32 and 64 Intel),
When I browse SM for an uninstalled packages, such as qt-sdk, it says 'Not Installed'. I then install it, see the activity as it downloads, but the label 'Not Installed' remains. Only after I close and restart SM does the label change to 'Installed'. A small bug, or it a feature?

Summary : Session Manager installs packages correctly, but the label is not auto-updated from 'Not Installed' to 'Installed'. This gives the erroneous impression that Session Manager has failed to install the package.
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Re: Software manager does not install anymore

Postby graeme on Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:31 am

I think you have a different problem to both mine and squev. Everyone seems to have a different problem with the software manager: it seems to be just plain buggy.

Does anyone know if there is any problem with using the Debian/Ubuntu Software Centre in Mint?
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Re: Software manager does not install anymore

Postby graeme on Sat Aug 27, 2011 1:42 am

One possible problem with the Software Centre in Mint is that it installs the Gnome update manager and update notifier. I assume that they can be turned off, but I am in no mood to experiment at the moment.
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Re: Software manager does not install anymore

Postby graeme on Sat Sep 03, 2011 3:50 am

I solved it in my case. The Policykit agent was not running. See my other thread. If you are not asked for authentication this may be the problem.
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Re: Software manager does not install anymore

Postby zetanouma on Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:27 pm

@squev:

I just installed LMDE this morning and had the exact same problem while trying to install Inkscape. Through command line I found the problem was that I had to update the repositories. Then mintinstall, the software manager, works.

This is the command:
sudo apt-get update

Note: I did not find any way to update the repositories in mintinstall 7.3.3 and THIS is a huge flaw. The fact that the software manager does not output the connections issues is also a terrible behavior. :shock:
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