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Ubuntu Software Center ??? How do I install on 14

Postby twodogs on Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:27 pm

I have been trying to install Ubuntu Software Center on my Mint 14 and can't get it to work. I did get it installed, but it would crash as soon as the main window would open. I used this tutorial but still wouldn't work. I have installed/removed USC from within Synaptic and Terminal and still, no dice.

Then, I installed Deepin Software Manager which looks very nice indeed, but does not offer what I'm looking for.

I want RC Mini Racers but the only way to install is through the Ubuntu Software Center.

Has anyone installed this and got it to work correctly? Thanks. :)
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Re: Ubuntu Software Center ??? How do I install on 14

Postby ubuntuaddicted on Sat Dec 08, 2012 10:34 pm

I too am having the same problem as you. I installed the Ubuntu Software Center I thought, at least there's a menu entry for it, but when I click on it nothing happens. SO then I installed Alacarte and looked at what command is being run when pushing the menu entry, its the following command /usr/bin/software-center %u SO I went to the terminal and ran the command and this is what it returned.
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gksudo /usr/bin/software-center %u
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 128, in <module>
    from softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app import SoftwareCenterAppGtk3
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/app.py", line 53, in <module>
    from softwarecenter.db.application import Application
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/application.py", line 27, in <module>
    import softwarecenter.distro
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/__init__.py", line 197, in <module>
    distro_instance = _get_distro()
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/__init__.py", line 172, in _get_distro
    module = __import__(distro_module_name, globals(), locals(), [], -1)
ImportError: No module named linuxmint


So I am at a loss here. I really wanted RC Mini Racer as well. Hope someone comes along soon and chimes in
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Re: Ubuntu Software Center ??? How do I install on 14

Postby killer de bug on Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:10 am

Why do you want this software center ? Is the one in Mint not enough for you ?
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Re: Ubuntu Software Center ??? How do I install on 14

Postby ubuntuaddicted on Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:16 am

killer de bug wrote:Why do you want this software center ? Is the one in Mint not enough for you ?
I already explained why I need the Ubuntu Software Center, because I want to install the game RC Mini Racer. If you can tell me how to install it without using the Ubuntu Software Center I'd be happy to hear it.

Here's the website which has a link you can click but I am not sure why xdg-open is opening a Google Chrome Browser and nothing happens anyway, the game doesn't get installed.
https://apps.ubuntu.com/cat/application ... iniracers/
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Re: Ubuntu Software Center ??? How do I install on 14

Postby twodogs on Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:37 am

killer de bug wrote:Why do you want this software center ? Is the one in Mint not enough for you ?


Don't you read the post before you write? Mint's software manager is not the same, sorry.
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Re: Ubuntu Software Center ??? How do I install on 14

Postby ubuntuaddicted on Tue Dec 11, 2012 1:49 pm

these forums seem dead. how large is the linux mint support community? would really love a solution to this problem. it's too bad there aren't .deb files that I could just buy from some where. I just want to play the RC Mini Racer game. I'd hate to have to install Ubuntu when Linux Mint is basically ubuntu at it's core.
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Re: Ubuntu Software Center ??? How do I install on 14

Postby ubuntuaddicted on Tue Dec 11, 2012 10:11 pm

it appears like I got it to work following both this suggestion as well as the one here; http://www.noobslab.com/2011/12/install ... linux.html
but the RC Mini Racer game isn't showing up for purchase. BS
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