Ubuntu Software Center (originally coded named AppCenter) is a computer program for browsing, installing, and removing software on the Ubuntu operating system. Based upon the GNOME application, gnome-app-install, which is similar in function and appearance, it originally served as a GTK+ graphical user interface front-end to the Advanced Packaging Tool (apt), part of the Debian package management system. Today, it also allows users to purchase commercial applications. Ubuntu Software Center can also be used to add and manage repositories as well as Ubuntu Personal Package Archives (PPA). It is written in the Python programming language

<code>sudo apt-get install software-center</code>Code language: HTML, XML (xml)

if you are using an older version than Linux Mint 12 follow the steps below:

<code>sudo cp -r /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/Ubuntu.py /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/LinuxMint.py</code>Code language: HTML, XML (xml)

and then

<code>gksudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/LinuxMint.py</code>Code language: HTML, XML (xml)

we will open our text editor Gedit Where will we replace the line

<code>class Ubuntu(Debian)</code>Code language: HTML, XML (xml)


<code>class LinuxMint(Debian)</code>Code language: HTML, XML (xml)

After replacing a save and closing Gedit.

Now we have Ubuntu Software Center fully functional on Linux Mint.

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Darryl Dias

I’m Darryl. I’m a 3D Artist, Programmer and Linux enthusiast. On this site I share my insights, tips and tricks, tutorials, methods and best practices.