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  1. #1
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    RPi4 Ubuntu Software Gone

    Hey guys,
    I have another issue...

    I was unable to get Ubuntu Software to install anything without an error, so I heeded the advice of a forum member in uninstalling and reinstalling the gnome-software.

    Bad Idea!

    I am unable to reinstall gnome-software and Ubuntu Software is gone.

    I have tried many things including:
    sudo apt-get install software-center
    and:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-software
    In return I get the following:
    ubuntu@rpi4:~$ sudo apt-get install gnome-softwareReading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Package gnome-software is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source


    E: Package 'gnome-software' has no installation candidate
    I would love to have Ubuntu Software back, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks!

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    Re: RPi4 Ubuntu Software Gone

    Well, RPi software resides on a SD card. Simply download the image e.g. (Raspbian), copy to the SD card, plug the SD card into the Rpi and switch it on.

    Here is a guide for Rpi version 3:
    https://www.aeronetworks.ca/2017/12/...-with-ssh.html

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    Re: RPi4 Ubuntu Software Gone

    Thanks for the help Herman!

    I realize I may not have worded this in the best way possible. I accidentally uninstalled the Ubuntu Software Center for downloading packages, when I uninstalled the gnome-software package to try to fix Ubuntu Software not working. Now I can't seem to get it back.

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    Re: RPi4 Ubuntu Software Gone

    In my experience when the Debian/Ubuntu software installation system fails, it can be well nigh impossible to repair. Downloading packages manually is also not an option, due to the way that Debian/Ubuntu keep all packages in one gigantic repository - you cannot manually step through a FTP directory tree and look for stuff as on a Redhat system.

    So, I would re-install the whole thing. It only takes about 30 minutes - much less time than you have already spent banging your head on the wall over this...

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    Re: RPi4 Ubuntu Software Gone

    Thanks.

    I'll do this.

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