HI all, i’m using ubuntu 22.04 on a new mini desktop but can’t access ubuntu sofware, I need to remove a package, has anyone got this problem or an answer to it? Many thanks, Ray
I am not running Ubuntu, but a search on the web I found this.
Ubuntu Software Center Not Working? Here Are the Fixes - The Tech Edvocate.
I´m not sure if I understood your problem correctly but if you want to remove a package from your installed system you could do it with the help of the terminal with the commands:
sudo apt-get remove [package name]
sudo apt-get remove --purge [package name]
The latter (with the
--purge option) is like
remove, but the associated configuration
files (not of the user) are deleted as well.
I think you can also use
apt instead of
Hope it helps.
Many greetings from Rosika
Thanks for the info Rosika but my problem is that Ubuntu software does not respond, I get the window but all the info is missing if I use the commands you suggested it says"unable to locate package ubuntu and unable to locate package software" It seems I have the icon only.
Many thanks for the info Howard, but all the steps you mentioned don’t work, something else is going on, it’s as if I have the ubuntu software icon only.
Hmm, I see.
Have you already looked at [Solved] "E: Unable to locate package" Error on Ubuntu ?
Cheers from Rosika
Thank you Rosika, but got into Abishek’s descriptions and got lost because the results I was to get did not work, so will leave it for now, and appreciate your help Rosika.
Have you tired the monkey wrench method?
Make a bootable USB and see if you can get at the files that way.
Ubuntu Software Center often acts weird.
It may not show any installed apps and will only show a few available apps to install sometimes.
And at the next boot, it works normal again. I haven’t found a fix for this (in my opinion) caching issue.
Does your issue persist even across multiple reboots?
Good morning Abhishek, you are absolutely right, after all the inputs that I got from many good It’s Fossers and getting nowhere I booted up this morning and there it was working fine, I had rebooted a few times yesterday with no results. I want to thank you, Rosika , Howard and Terry for all your good help, I don’t get into trouble with Ubuntu much anymore but when I do I REALLY appreciate It’s FOSS, great that you are there.
You´re welcome. But I´m sorry I couldn´t be of some better help.
Have a nice day.