gnome-software-common - Software Center for GNOME (common files)

Property Value
Distribution Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Repository Ubuntu Main amd64
Package filename gnome-software-common_3.20.1+git20160420.1.ca63436.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu2_all.deb
Package name gnome-software-common
Package version 3.20.1+git20160420.1.ca63436.ubuntu
Package release xenial-0ubuntu2
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category gnome
License -
Maintainer Ubuntu Developers <>
Download size 2.15 MB
Installed size 2.50 MB
Software lets you install and update applications and system extensions.
Software uses a plugin architecture to separate the frontend from the
technologies that are used underneath. Currently, a PackageKit plugin provides
data from a number of traditional packaging systems, such as rpm or apt. An
appdata plugin provides additional metadata from locally installed data in the
appdata format.
This package contains the architectures independent files


Package Version Architecture Repository
gnome-software-common_3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.11_all.deb 3.20.5 all Ubuntu Updates Main
gnome-software-common_3.20.5-0ubuntu0.16.04.11_all.deb 3.20.5 all Ubuntu Updates Main
gnome-software-common_3.20.1+git20160420.1.ca63436.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu2_all.deb 3.20.1+git20160420.1.ca63436.ubuntu all Ubuntu Main
gnome-software-common - - -


Type URL
Binary Package gnome-software-common_3.20.1+git20160420.1.ca63436.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu2_all.deb
Source Package gnome-software

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install gnome-software-common deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install gnome-software-common




2016-04-20 - Sebastien Bacher <>
gnome-software (3.20.1+git20160420.1.ca63436.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu2) xenial; urgency=medium
* debian/rules:
- hack to include some translations, that way "Ubuntu Software" is not
unstranslated on the iso. We can drop that once we get a langpack 
update. That includes the strings from the locales that 
have translations on launchpad (without de/it/pt which are not needed 
because their translation is the original english string)
2016-04-20 - William Hua <>
gnome-software (3.20.1+git20160420.1.ca63436.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* New upstream snapshot from the wip/iainl/ubuntu-xenial branch at
- Reloads the apt db properly by not aborting due to errors from a
previous operation
- Does a full upgrade so that new needed packages are also installed
- Take an upstream commit for flagging non-reviewable software
2016-04-19 - Iain Lane <>
gnome-software (3.20.1+git20160419.2.b8d2e40.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
[ Sebastien Bacher ]
* debian/, debian/ubuntu-software.install, 
debian/ubuntu-software.links, debian/icons, 
debian/patches/ubuntu_software_name.patch, debian/rules:
- create new "ubuntu-software" binary package depending on gnome-software,
it allows us to have a name/description familiar to Ubuntu users
without altering or removing the gnome-software one, also create a new
desktop entry named "Ubuntu Software" for Unity (lp: #1570479)
[ Iain Lane ]
* New upstream snapshot from the wip/iainl/ubuntu-xenial branch at
- Some snappy fixes (but the plugin is still disabled)
- Actually install the featured.ini file
2016-04-19 - William Hua <>
gnome-software (3.20.1+git20160419.1.d7dc006.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* New upstream snapshot from the wip/iainl/ubuntu-xenial branch at
- Plug memory leaks
- Fix theming issues with progress meter (LP: #1546276)
2016-04-15 - William Hua <>
gnome-software (3.20.1+git20160415.1.9c08d97.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* New upstream snapshot from the wip/iainl/ubuntu-xenial branch at
- Fixes segfault due to multiple updates in a single operation
- Sets the correct state of the OS Updates meta-package
- Disables the Install button when doing a full upgrade
- Requests refresh only if the main window is open
- Refresh the UI after completing an update
2016-04-14 - Iain Lane <>
gnome-software (3.20.1+git20160414.1.cc9a0a6.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu1) xenial; urgency=medium
* New upstream snapshot from the wip/iainl/ubuntu-xenial branch at
+ Uses libapt instead of manual parsing to find out about Debian packages.
+ Runs the background service again for firmware and other updates. (LP:
+ Fixes use-after-free (LP: #1554164)
+ Should mark software as 'free' correctly. (LP: #1569328, #1568021)
* All Ubuntu patches are in the orig.tar.xz, so have been dropped from the
* debian/control: Add libapt-pkg-dev BD - the apt plugin now uses libapt
directly instead of parsing files itself.
* debian/README.source: Add info on where the upstream VCS with Ubuntu
changes is.
2016-04-04 - Robert Ancell <>
gnome-software (3.20.1~git20160331.78d1aab-0ubuntu3) xenial; urgency=medium
* debian/patches/rename-menu-item.patch:
- Merged into software-properties.patch
* debian/patches/ubuntu-review-plugin.patch:
- Use Wilson score for average rating
- Recommend highly rated apps
- Match our own reviews

See Also

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gnome-system-log_3.9.90-4_amd64.deb system log viewer for GNOME
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gnome-terminal-data_3.18.3-1ubuntu1_all.deb Data files for the GNOME terminal emulator
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gnome-user-guide_3.18.1-1_all.deb GNOME user's guide
gnome-user-share_3.14.2-2ubuntu4_amd64.deb User level public file sharing via WebDAV or ObexFTP
gnome-video-effects-dev_0.4.1-3ubuntu1_all.deb Development files for gnome-video-effects
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gnu-efi_3.0.2-1ubuntu1_amd64.deb Library for developing EFI applications
gnu-standards_2010.03.11-1_all.deb GNU coding and package maintenance standards
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gnupg-doc_2003.04.06+dak1-1ubuntu1_all.deb GNU Privacy Guard documentation
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