Cannot install Gnome Software Center.

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  1. Cortimi

    Cortimi Thread Starter
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    Oct 15, 2017
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    Hi there, trying to get Gnome Software Center going on a fresh install of Loki.

    This is the error I am getting:

    $ sudo apt install gnome-software
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
    requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
    distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
    or been moved out of Incoming.
    The following information may help to resolve the situation:

    The following packages have unmet dependencies:
    gnome-software : Depends: appstream but it is not going to be installed
    E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

    Googled around a bit, found a potential solution, that didn't work.

    $ apt policy appstream
    Installed: 0.11.3-1~elementary0.4.1
    Candidate: 0.11.3-1~elementary0.4.1
    Version table:
    *** 0.11.3-1~elementary0.4.1 999
    999 xenial/main amd64 Packages
    100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    0.10.6-1~ubuntu16.04.2 100
    100 xenial-backports/main amd64 Packages
    0.9.4-1ubuntu3 500
    500 xenial-updates/main amd64 Packages
    0.9.4-1 500
    500 xenial/main amd64 Packages
    $ sudo apt install appstream=0.10.3-1~ubuntu16.04~ppa2
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Version '0.10.3-1~ubuntu16.04~ppa2' for 'appstream' was not found

    I have no idea idea what to do now.
  2. PrinceBen

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    Jan 12, 2018
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    try this
    sudo apt install appstream=0.10.6-1~ubuntu16.04.2

    it worked for me..
    Sarayut Pongsanthia likes this.
  3. Sarayut Pongsanthia

    Sarayut Pongsanthia
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    Dear, I got it.

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