Install Ubuntu Software Center in Linux Mint via PPA

Feb 19, 2013
Ubuntu Software Center (originally codenamed 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

sudo apt-get install software-center

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

sudo cp -r /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/ /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/

and then

gksudo gedit /usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/

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

class Ubuntu(Debian)


class LinuxMint(Debian)

After replacing a save and close Gedit.

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

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