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  1. #1
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    Exclamation Ubuntu software center is missing

    For some reason the ubuntu software center (orange icon) has completely disappeared and all I have is the snap store. How do I get it back?

    Thank you for anyone who takes the time to answer my question.

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    Re: Ubuntu software center is missing

    I was just wondering this myself.

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    Re: Ubuntu software center is missing

    you had the same thing happen?

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    Re: Ubuntu software center is missing

    Yeah, the same thing happened to me. I have the Snap Store still but not Ubuntu Software Center. However, googling around says that it was discontinued I guess? The confusing thing is I just installed this version (20.04.1 LTS) like 3 days ago and it had Ubuntu Software Center and then it disappeared after some updates. I guess they felt like getting rid of it entirely.

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    Re: Ubuntu software center is missing

    I literally was using the software center earlier this morning and all of a sudden it just disappeared.

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    Re: Ubuntu software center is missing

    I was using it last night as well. I can't even seem to install it manually like it's been entirely removed from the repo. Additional searching shows even more info on Snap being the replacement so I suspect we both just got updates that caused it's removal.

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    Re: Ubuntu software center is missing

    Here are a couple of alternatives to consider:-

    Code:
    sudo apt install synaptic
    Code:
    sudo apt install gnome-software

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    Re: Ubuntu software center is missing

    The version of snap store in Ubuntu 20.04 initially is version 467, named "Ubuntu Software":
    Code:
    dmn@Tyana-vm:~$ snap list | grep store
    snap-store         3.36.0-80-g208fd61  467   latest/stable/…  canonical*  -
    It has now reverted to version 415, named "Snap Store".
    Code:
    dmn@Tyana-vm:~$ snap list | grep store
    snap-store         3.31.1+git187.84b64e0b  415   latest/stable/…  canonical*  -
    415 is a version that handles snap packages only.
    Install gnome-software to get a software store that can handle regular packages as well. It will be named 'Software'.
    Code:
    sudo apt install gnome-software
    You can leave Snap Store installed as a convenience for finding snap packages. It has it's own icon.
    Last edited by Dennis N; October 11th, 2020 at 04:08 PM.

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    Re: Ubuntu software center is missing

    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis N View Post
    The version of snap store in Ubuntu 20.04 initially is version 467, named "Ubuntu Software":
    Code:
    dmn@Tyana-vm:~$ snap list | grep store
    snap-store         3.36.0-80-g208fd61  467   latest/stable/…  canonical*  -
    It has now reverted to version 415, named "Snap Store".
    Code:
    dmn@Tyana-vm:~$ snap list | grep store
    snap-store         3.31.1+git187.84b64e0b  415   latest/stable/…  canonical*  -
    415 is a version that handles snap packages only.
    Install gnome-software to get a software store that can handle regular packages as well. It will be named 'Software'.
    Code:
    sudo apt install gnome-software
    You can leave Snap Store installed as a convenience for finding snap packages. It has it's own icon.

    Thank you for your response and I was able to get the gnome software installed. Was there a reason this change was made to revert the store to a snap version only?

  10. #10
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    Re: Ubuntu software center is missing

    Thanks for the info, I thought I was losing my mind looking for the software icon
    Now I have it back !

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