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I installed GNU software manager, now unable to install software / apps onto my system using gui or terminal. it will go thorugh the process in the terminal, but display the message do not have permissions to install:

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I have software manager ver 3.28.1.
Also Synaptic package manager won't open anymore.

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My first step would be to see what the commands are. For example, look in your menu editor to see what is listed under the command box for the application/s that no longer work.

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Which distro are you using?

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Leppie wrote:

Which distro are you using?

It says "Mint 18.3" in the thread title... wink

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audiomick wrote:

It says "Mint 18.3" in the thread title... wink

Oops...

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Which actually may explain a lot. Mint has its own unique update system (forget the name). Adding an additional package manager may well cause the behavior he's describing.