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Hello, I recently had a problem and needed to uninstall and reinstall kubuntu, and now i'm having a problem installing applications. When i open my application manager (it's KPackageKit) and ...
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    [SOLVED] Can't install applications


    Hello, I recently had a problem and needed to uninstall and reinstall kubuntu, and now i'm having a problem installing applications. When i open my application manager (it's KPackageKit) and search for apps it's only showing for some reason packages i already have installed...nothing new to install, just programs to remove, and i don't know why or how to fix it. Is there a way to fix it or another way to install programs? i know nothing about compiling source code, i always use the manager to install my apps...what can i do? I really need to install applications, i can't get by on just the KDE4 defaults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FernandoHernandez View Post
    Hello, I recently had a problem and needed to uninstall and reinstall kubuntu, and now i'm having a problem installing applications. When i open my application manager (it's KPackageKit) and search for apps it's only showing for some reason packages i already have installed...nothing new to install, just programs to remove, and i don't know why or how to fix it. Is there a way to fix it or another way to install programs? i know nothing about compiling source code, i always use the manager to install my apps...what can i do? I really need to install applications, i can't get by on just the KDE4 defaults.
    Try installing from the command line, and post the output here. It sounds like your repositories may not have been configured properly. To install a package from command line use
    sudo apt-get install <packagename>

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    Execute this
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    sudo apt-get clean all
    sudo apt-get update
    Above code will remove cache and reload Package list from sources.
    I prefer Synaptic Package Manager. Its very user friendly and you can manage packages easily.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install synaptic
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    I think Kubuntu uses Adept package manager by default for repository access.

    Synaptic's better, IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by devils casper View Post
    Execute this
    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean all
    sudo apt-get update
    Above code will remove cache and reload Package list from sources.
    I prefer Synaptic Package Manager. Its very user friendly and you can manage packages easily.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install synaptic
    Thank you very much, this fixed my problem and now I can install packages again.

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    Glad to help you !
    Do start a new thread if you have any other question.
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