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BlenderTimer
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Software Manager will not open[SOLVED]

Post by BlenderTimer »

I have had this problem multiple times, the software manager won't open so I search the forums till I find a solution that fixes it.
This time it's different, NOTHING will fix it.
The laptop that is having this issue (not my laptop) is running LMDE4.
When I try:

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sudo apt-get install--reinstall mintinstall
it gives me this:

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sudo apt-get install --reinstall mintinstall
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  blender-data fonts-wine gir1.2-totem-1.0 gir1.2-totemplparser-1.0 libblosc1
  libboost-regex1.67.0 libdcmtk14 libdirectfb-1.7-7 libenca0 libjemalloc2
  liblog4cplus-1.1-9 libopencolorio1v5 libopenimageio2.0 libopenvdb5.2
  libspnav0 libtinyxml2.6.2v5 libtotem0 libvkd3d1 libvkd3d1:i386
  libvorbisidec1 libvulkan1:i386 libwine libwine:i386 libyaml-cpp0.6
  totem-common wine32:i386 wine64
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.
Need to get 3,763 kB of archives.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Get:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com debbie/main amd64 mintinstall all 8.0.5 [3,763 kB]
Fetched 3,763 kB in 2s (2,088 kB/s)      
dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'libbabl-dev:amd64' missing; assuming package has no files currently installed
dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'libglib2.0-dev:amd64' missing; assuming package has no files currently installed
dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'libatk1.0-dev:amd64' missing; assuming package has no files currently installed
dpkg: warning: files list file for package 'bolt' missing; assuming package has no files currently installed
(Reading database ... 420435 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack .../mintinstall_8.0.5_all.deb ...
Unpacking mintinstall (8.0.5) over (8.0.5) ...
Setting up mintinstall (8.0.5) ...
error: While opening repository /var/lib/flatpak/repo: opendir(objects): No such file or directory
dpkg: error processing package mintinstall (--configure):
 installed mintinstall package post-installation script subprocess returned error exit status 1
Processing triggers for mime-support (3.62) ...
Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme (0.17-2) ...
Processing triggers for gnome-menus (3.31.4-3) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:amd64 (2.58.3-2+deb10u2) ...
Processing triggers for libglib2.0-0:i386 (2.58.3-2+deb10u2) ...
Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils (0.23-4) ...
Errors were encountered while processing:
 mintinstall
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
After running:

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sudo apt install mintinstall

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sudo apt install mint-meta-cinnamon mint-meta-core

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sudo apt-get install mintinstall
it's clear that I am missing "/var/lib/flatpak/repo".
So I tried installing flatpak:

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sudo apt-get install flatpak
and got the same error.
So far I've tried:

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sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade -y

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flatpak install --from com.slack.Slack.flatpakref

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flatpak list

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sudo flatpak repair
all to no avail.
Is there any way to fix this?
Last edited by BlenderTimer on Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:05 am, edited 3 times in total.
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Re: Software Manager will not open

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I don't think I saw it in your post but what happens when you run mintinstall command on the terminal? Any errors on the terminal?

FYI: LMDE3 reached end of life on July 1st this year. You can continue to use it but mind that the Linux Mint developers no longer provide updates for Linux Mint developed software. (Security wise you will continue to receive security updates from the Debian Stretch LTS package base repostory till mid 2022 https://wiki.debian.org/LTS but not for Linux Mint developed software.)
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Re: Software Manager will not open

Post by BlenderTimer »

I tried

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mintinstall
before and it gives me the same error.

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error: While opening repository /var/lib/flatpak/repo: opendir(objects): No such file or directory
Also just to correct myself the laptop is on LMDE4 not LMDE3, my brain is a little behind. :lol:
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Re: Software Manager will not open

Post by axisofevil »

Stop using flatpak.
Get rid of it.
Not needed.
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Re: Software Manager will not open

Post by xenopeek »

Found this while searching for the exact error message you got: https://www.reddit.com/r/openSUSE/comme ... nk_broken/

It suggests to run:
sudo rm -r /var/lib/flatpak/repo
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Re: Software Manager will not open

Post by antikythera »

axisofevil wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:42 am
Stop using flatpak.
Get rid of it.
Not needed.
Just because you don't like something it doesn't mean everyone should stop using it :roll:
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Re: Software Manager will not open

Post by BlenderTimer »

xenopeek wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:19 am
Found this while searching for the exact error message you got: https://www.reddit.com/r/openSUSE/comme ... nk_broken/

It suggests to run:
sudo rm -r /var/lib/flatpak/repo
Thank you that did it! Also that's the quickest anything has fixed, it was so fast I thought it hadn't done anything. :D
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Re: Software Manager will not open[SOLVED]

Post by axisofevil »

You've made it more difficult (but not impossible) to load excessively bloated software in the future.
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Re: Software Manager will not open

Post by fndrsm »

xenopeek wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:19 am
Found this while searching for the exact error message you got: https://www.reddit.com/r/openSUSE/comme ... nk_broken/

It suggests to run:
sudo rm -r /var/lib/flatpak/repo
THE BESTT, ive tried looking for answer to everywhere. Thanks a lot
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