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Gnome-software
« on: July 04, 2018, 06:03:01 am »
Hi

When I start the gnome software centre I get this error mesage



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Re: Gnome-software
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2018, 06:18:55 am »
What's the output from:
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ls -al ~/.local/share/app-info/xmlsand how did you install steam ?
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Re: Gnome-software
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2018, 06:37:41 am »
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zebedee@i7-peppermint ~ $ ls -al ~/.local/share/app-info/xmls
ls: cannot access '/home/zebedee/.local/share/app-info/xmls': No such file or directory
zebedee@i7-peppermint ~ $
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Re: Gnome-software
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2018, 07:37:17 am »
What's the output from:
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ls -al ~/.local/shareand
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ls -al  ~/.local/share/app-infoand how did you install steam

And have you done anything odd with steam and symlinks ?
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Re: Gnome-software
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2018, 07:43:31 am »
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zebedee@i7-peppermint ~ $ ls -al ~/.local/share
total 84
drwxr-xr-x 20 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jul  4 14:39  .
drwxr-xr-x  3 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jun 25 17:43  ..
drwxrwxrwx 11 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jun 27 21:34 'American Truck Simulator'
drwxr-xr-x  2 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jun 25 18:01  applications
drwxrwxr-x  3 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jun 25 18:33  data
drwx------  2 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jun 25 18:01  desktop-directories
drwxrwxr-x  4 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jun 27 09:41  eiskaltdc++
drwxrwxrwx 17 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jun 25 19:12 'Euro Truck Simulator 2'
drwxr-xr-x  3 root    root    4096 Jul  2 19:21  flatpak
drwxr-xr-x  2 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jul  4 07:17  gnome-software
drwx------  2 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jul  4 12:30  gvfs-metadata
drwxr-xr-x  3 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jun 25 17:43  ice
drwx------  3 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jun 25 18:00  icons
drwxrwxr-x  2 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jun 27 07:35  inxi
drwx------  2 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jul  4 07:17  keyrings
drwxr-xr-x  4 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jun 25 17:49  nemo
-rw-------  1 zebedee zebedee  749 Jul  4 14:39  recently-used.xbel
drwx------ 27 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jul  2 20:48  Steam
drwx------  3 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jul  4 12:46  TelegramDesktop
drwx------  4 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jul  4 07:18  Trash
drwxrwxr-x  3 zebedee zebedee 4096 Jun 25 18:36  vulkan
zebedee@i7-peppermint ~ $ ls -al  ~/.local/share/app-info
ls: cannot access '/home/zebedee/.local/share/app-info': No such file or directory
zebedee@i7-peppermint ~ $


I do not use symlinks in Peppermint,  it is my base for installing all Steam Games - I symlink back to Peppermint if I am in another Distro

I installed steam like I always do by dl the .deb file from the steam website

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Re: Gnome-software
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2018, 08:00:10 am »
See here:
https://forum.manjaro.org/t/gnome-software-center-unable-to-get-list-of-updates-failed-to-write-file-error-opening-file-home-kevin-local-share-app-info-xmls-steam-xml-gz-no-such-file-or-directory/45137/3

it seems that if you install steam via gnome-software that file gets created.

You have the option to reinstall steam via gnome-software .. that might fix the error, but don't blame me if it breaks steam.

If Gnome are making gnome-software dependent on apps being installed through it, well that seems INSANE too me .. yet another reason I'd be more than happy to get rid of the piece of crap entirely.

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I'm seriously beginning to think adding gnome-software (for snap support) was a mistake.
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Re: Gnome-software
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2018, 08:07:14 am »
OK so how do I go about uninstalling gnome-software without borking my system.

I can leave as is as I do not need to install anything else - and if I did it would be via terminal anyway
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Re: Gnome-software
« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2018, 09:36:17 am »
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sudo apt-get remove --purge gnome-software gnome-software-plugin-snap
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Re: Gnome-software
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2018, 09:39:06 am »
Worked perfectly - Thank You
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Re: Gnome-software
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2018, 10:05:45 am »
NP :)
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