App store "Software" disappeared after pureOS update


#1

I updated pureOS on my librem over the past couple of weeks. I did not realize immediately but the pureOS app store called “Software” disappeared from the app menu. Even more surprising, some of the app I had installed from the pureOS app store also disappeared: for example the python editor “PyCharm”.

Has anyone encountered this issue? Any solution?

Thanks in advance.


#2

How did you performed the update?

Please the following command to restore back the software center:

sudo apt update && sudo apt install pureos-desktop


#3

This happened to me too on the 12/20 update, using

  sudo apt update && sudo apt full-upgrade

I have not debugged gnome-software, but several packages of mine were uninstalled, including this one. (I do not really use gnome-software directly.) The two I debugged were dependent on python3<<3.7, and python3 was updated to 3.7 that morning. You might want to pull the thread of dependencies.


#4

Thank you @mladen. Your solution worked.

I always update by executing the 3 commands:
sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt full-upgrade
and then restart the computer.

Should I add the fourth command:
sudo apt install pureos-desktop
to my update routine?

Also in Software, tab Updates, even though my system is up to date, there is still one entry with “OS Updates”. When I press Update next to it, nothing happens.

The reason I am saying that my system is up to date is that in Terminal if I run >
sudo apt update
then I get the message

All packages are up to date.


#5

Hello,
I am new to Linux, but I am enjoying my Librem 13 very much. I am having a similar problem, only it’s my “Software and Updates” app that has disappeared. My computer is not listing it as installed anymore and I can’t find in in the Software “store” anymore either. I didn’t purposely uninstall anything. The problem happened after I connected my computer to WIFI in a hotel, though I don’t know that there is a connection between the two events. Will the solution for restoring the Software “store” app work for restoring the “Software and Updates” app too? Thanks!


#6

No, this was just to re-install this metapackage after it got uninstalled somehow (which should never happen).


#7

It should, go ahead and try sudo apt install pureos-desktop


#8

It hasn’t worked for me. Nothing happens when I click on the Software and Updates symbol.


#9

doesn’t work for me either; “software and updates” cannot be opened.


#10

Same here, Software and Updates won’t launch despite trying above fixes.
12/2018 L13 (marked as v2 externally, but with i7-6500).


#11

As I mentioned in my previous post, gnome-software was uninstalled from my system due to an update. I do not have pureos-desktop, and I did not try Mladen’s suggestion. (I am not avoiding his advice; I just didn’t.)

Recently, I decided to debug this problem, but when I installed gnome-software again, it all worked for me. Something must have changed in the interim.

Perhaps you might try that after the latest updates or forcing a reinstall? I cannot predict if it will work; I can only convey my experience.


#12

Thanks for the reply, Wayne.
I tried what you did again this afternoon, and still no Software & Updates.
I’ve also tried what mladen recommended.
I’m a noob to Linux and will be patient and keep learning.


#13

@Wayne : gnome-software got uninstalled on my system also on 12/20 during a regular system update. It would not re-install, so I installed plasma-discover, which is not as pretty as gnome-software but it does work as a software discovery tool.

Both are dumbed down and inferior to Synaptic for displaying dependencies, versions, and changelogs. I like to see all that before updating so I can see what was fixed (and what might break after an update :slight_smile: )

Some days later I was able to re-install gnome-software, but I just did it this way:
$ sudo apt install gnome-software
and it worked fine.

I’ve never heard of package pureos-desktop before, which is not installed on my system and apt says it can be safely removed:

$ apt show pureos-desktop
Package: pureos-desktop
Version: 0.9.4
Priority: optional
Section: oldlibs
Source: pureos-meta
Maintainer: PureOS Maintainers <pureos-project@lists.puri.sm>
Installed-Size: 10.2 kB
Depends: pureos-gnome
Download-Size: 3,808 B
APT-Sources: https://repo.pureos.net/pureos green/main amd64 Packages
Description: Transitional package (pureos-desktop -> pureos-gnome)
This is a transitional package and can safely be removed.

It’s a moot point at the moment, because the Purism repo is timing out!

$ sudo apt update
...
Hit:4 https://repo.pureos.net/pureos green InRelease                                                    
Err:5 http://deb.puri.sm/pureos green InRelease                                                         
  Could not connect to deb.puri.sm:80 (138.201.183.165), connection timed out
Reading package lists... Done                   
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
37 packages can be upgraded. Run 'apt list --upgradable' to see them.
W: Failed to fetch http://deb.puri.sm/pureos/dists/green/InRelease  Could not connect to deb.puri.sm:80 (138.201.183.165), connection timed out
W: Some index files failed to download. They have been ignored, or old ones used instead.
$ 

Cheers!


#14

Thanks. I tend not to use gnome-software either, which is why it took me so long to get back to it. I used the same command you did.

pureos-desktop was news to me too. Maybe like the other packages that were uninstalled recently, it got deleted along the way! :wink:


#15

Sorry, I forgot to include this information in my last post.

You may know this already, but the command to force a reinstall is:

 sudo apt --reinstall install gnome-software

Otherwise, the apt will complain that the package is already installed.

My other suggestion is to launch gnome-software from the command line to see what messages you get. That is probably easier than combing through the logs.


#16

Thank you.
I have the gnome-software “Software” on my GUI, but right next to it is an icon for “Software & Updates.”
This is what does not open from GUI or CLI for me.
Perhaps it’s redundant, a glitch or unnecessary since the “Software” in GUI has an “Updates” tab.
I’ll stop thinking about it!


#17

Oops. My mistake. You did say that, and I suppose my brain filled in my similar problem.

I do not use that package at all, but I tried it and it does not work for me either. If I am not mistaken, it is “software-properties-gtk”.

There is a another thread where this is being discussed, though my error is different than the original post there. I get

ERROR:root:Cannot import UbuntuDrivers: No module named 'UbuntuDrivers'

This bug has been reported here, which is also mentioned in one of the posts in that thread. I suggest monitoring both of those items.


#18

Thanks, Wayne.
Checked the thread and Maniphest.
I probably don’t need it.
I’m having a blast learning Pureos/Linux/Librem!