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    Ubuntu software center fails to install

    I am having trouble installing any deb external packages with the software center.
    After downloading and clicking on the deb file, the software center opens up but gives the error of failed after starting to install.
    The system log reports this error after installation fails.
    AptDaemon.Worker: WARNING: An additional step to open the cache is required

    This has happened for all external packages for several days.
    I can however install with the command line.

    What is the problem with the software center?

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    Re: Ubuntu software center fails to install

    Which ubuntu version are you using. This sub-forum is for Ubuntu +1, 14.04.
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    Re: Ubuntu software center fails to install

    I'm using 14.04 that has been updated daily.
    Only noticed the problem a few days ago when trying to install downloaded packages.
    It is a persistent problem now.
    Last edited by gifford; March 18th, 2014 at 10:31 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu software center fails to install

    OK thanks, your details say Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin
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    Re: Ubuntu software center fails to install

    I use several different computers!
    Details only provides for one listing of Ubuntu version.

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    Re: Ubuntu software center fails to install

    No problem
    I've been looking around with your error message that brings up old bugs not always related to the Ubuntu Software Center..
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    Re: Ubuntu software center fails to install

    I have no idea at this point. Software selected from the software center installs without a problem..but any downloaded deb does not.
    As I indicated earlier, I can install using the CL but the not with software center. Is this a bug?

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    Re: Ubuntu software center fails to install

    It could be a problem of missing dependencies, as I recall the Software Centre isn't very good at installing dependencies. I'd suggest giving gdebi a try, it's in the repositories.

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    Re: Ubuntu software center fails to install

    I am having this same problem, though I cannot say for how long, cause I generally Use GDebi or QApt Package Installer.

    I noticed this on Monday 17th, when trying to install Syncwall from WebUpd8, which was opened in Software Center by default, and was reported as 'failed to install'.
    GDebi, installed it right away.
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    Re: Ubuntu software center fails to install

    I wonder how many others are having this problem?
    While I can work around it, it would not be good for this issue to be a problem with the general release.
    Should this be a bug report?

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