Lubuntu Software Center is far too small

George DiceGeorge dicegeorge at
Fri Apr 25 10:48:43 UTC 2014

I installed from the alternate CD.
Lubuntu Software Center / Other Software/ Independent was enabled
(and shouldnt be)

Ubuntu Software / Downloadable from the internet
the first 4 are enabled Canonical supported, canonical maintained etc
but still I cant find Gimp.

Updates arent happening either.


-----Original Message----- 
From: Ali Linx
Sent: Friday, 25 April, 2014 09:29
To: Israel ; lubuntu user list
Cc: Joern
Subject: Re: Lubuntu Software Center is far too small

On 04/25/2014 04:19 AM, Israel wrote:
> On 04/24/2014 03:54 PM, lubuntu at wrote:
>> Le 24.04.2014 22:15, George DiceGeorge a écrit :
>>> Lubuntu 14.04 Software Center is too small,
>>> mouseover says it has thousands of applications
>>> but it has less than a hundred,
>>> it doesnt even have LibreOffice or Gimp !
>>> ???
>>> [george]
>> Hi Georges,
>> I don't understand what do you mean. If I search "Gimp" in Lubuntu
>> Software Center, it does appear in the results and let me install it.
>> What is your problem exactly ?
>> Regards,
>> Pierre Gobin
> Hi,

Hi all,

> Did you already enable all the extra repositories (universe, multiverse,
> etc..)?
These should be enabled by default :)
The only one that needed to be enabled so that one could install say
Skype is: Canonical Partner

> And also you must update again after doing so ( sudo apt-get update )
Yes, this is needed before installing any package, specially for the
very first time 'after' installing the system.

However, I don't think all these will solve the issue. Since the first
days of LSC, it is known that it does not provide all the packages that
you could find, for example in Synaptic. Unless of course this has been
fixed which I'm not aware of.

Hope that helps!

There were many discussions in the past. Lubuntu Team (Julien) was about
to drop LSC but if I remember correctly, Jorn stepped in and helped to
fix some bugs and then LSC was included by default with Lubuntu until
now. I hope my memory isn't rusty and that what happened :)


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