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    Software is not installing software

    The software application is not working. When I select a software and click Install I get a message about downloading and installing but than the screen goes back to Install and nothing is installed.
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    Re: Software is not installing software

    very vague.

    please elobarate.

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    Re: Software is not installing software

    Have you tried opening a terminal, and as root using "dnf install packagename" to see what the response is? CLI will give you details, while the gui simply borks.
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    Re: Software is not installing software

    Yes, gnome-* has gotten extremely buggy. Avoid it until they get their act together.

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    Re: Software is not installing software

    I Got A Question, I just upgraded to Fedora 26, And I Just Tried to Install rpm fusion and was told "error can not create transaction lock on /var/lib/rpm/.rpm.lock (permission denied)
    And I was running in root when I tried to Install rpmfussion.
    Is Fedora 226 that much more different from older spins or am I making a Mistake somewhere and not seeing it?

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    Re: Software is not installing software

    Quote Originally Posted by bob
    Have you tried opening a terminal, and as root using "dnf install packagename" to see what the response is? CLI will give you details, while the gui simply borks.
    Thanks! In which version of Fedora will "Software" be removed? And replaced fulll-time with dnf?

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    Re: Software is not installing software

    Software is the front-end for dnf.
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    Re: Software is not installing software

    Quote Originally Posted by bob
    Software is the front-end for dnf.
    Hmm, no it is not. Gnome Software is front-end for PackageKit. Command line utility is `pkcon`. Dnfdragora on the other hand is.

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    Re: Software is not installing software

    Sorry, my error.
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    Re: Software is not installing software

    That Was the First thing I Did. Actualy did about three 3 times with the same results. It's perplexing.

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    Re: Software is not installing software

    Quote Originally Posted by Cylon1972
    very vague.

    please elobarate.
    Clicking Install does not install the software. It is really quite basic. I expect at least an explanation from the software why a certain action failed, or indeed that it failed. Understandably not not doing so causes "vague" messages in fora.
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    Re: Software is not installing software

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchy
    Yes, gnome-* has gotten extremely buggy. Avoid it until they get their act together.
    I have not found it buggy per sae, but only when Gnome was installed onto a btrfs file system. I use many gnome-shell extensions and truly enjoy Gnome 3.26.1

    Gnome 3.27 is being debugged and may be in Fedora 28.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutchy
    Yes, gnome-* has gotten extremely buggy. Avoid it until they get their act together.
    I have not found it buggy per sae, but only when Gnome was installed onto a btrfs file system. I use many gnome-shell extensions and truly enjoy Gnome 3.26.1

    Gnome 3.27 is being debugged and may be in Fedora 28. Whlle F27 is to be released in a few days, Fedora 28 is being worked on.
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    Re: Software is not installing software

    try dnfdragora
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    Re: Software is not installing software

    This workstation release is not ready for the public. Why go to the trouble of working on something as great as Fedora, and then make Gnome3 the default desktop???
    Frustrating !!

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    Re: Software is not installing software

    Quote Originally Posted by theking2
    Thanks! In which version of Fedora will "Software" be removed? And replaced fulll-time with dnf?

    PS I love yum.
    yum is good but it doesn't help you with dependency issues.
    dnf, on the other hand, will help you find and download any dependency packages.

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