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    Question Unable to install any application with "Software"

    Hello guys.
    I have OpenSuse 13.2 32 bit installed. I tried to install applications with "Software" utility, but every time get a message "Sorry. This did not work".

    What can cause the issue and how to deal with it?
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Unable to install any application with "Software"

    Which software are you trying to install?
    Try using YAST, search for the software you want to install, check the box and accept.

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    Default Re: Unable to install any application with "Software"

    Quote Originally Posted by nkspb View Post
    Hello guys.
    I have OpenSuse 13.2 32 bit installed. I tried to install applications with "Software" utility, but every time get a message "Sorry. This did not work".

    What can cause the issue and how to deal with it?
    Thanks.
    Which software utility? You mean Yast => Software Management?
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    Default Re: Unable to install any application with "Software"

    Quote Originally Posted by Fraser_Bell View Post
    Which software utility? You mean Yast => Software Management?
    No, he means "gnome-software".

    To the problem:
    AFAIK gnome-software needs packagekitd _running_. But on openSUSE packagekitd by default shuts itself down after 15 seconds of idleness, to not block YaST/zypper.
    You would need to disable that by setting "ShutdownTimeout=0" in /etc/PackageKit/PackageKit.conf.
    Or install "PackageKit-branding-upstream" instead of "PackageKit-branding-openSUSE".

    But you won't be able to use YaST or zypper any more, or at least they will ask whether to shutdown packagekitd on startup.

    AIUI, gnome-software is only included as a technical preview at this point. It's not intended to be used really.

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