Ubuntu mate 18.04 lts Missing Software Boutique


#1

Upgraded to ubuntu mate 18.04 bionic and I’m now missing the software boutique.


#2

From the release announcement:

Get the Ubuntu MATE snaps

When the upgrade is complete and you’re logged in, open a terminal and execute:

snap install ubuntu-mate-welcome --classic
snap install software-boutique --classic
snap install pulsemixer

Run at least the top two lines to get the Boutique.


First software update after 18.04 32 bit install breaks Software Boutique
#3

I did all that but I’m not seeing it. Do I need to restart?


#4

Literally it show’s it in control center but won’t pin it to start up programs or launch it.


#5

I think I saw that someone else reported that issue… Can you open it thought the application menu or with the terminal (ubuntu-mate-welcome --boutique )?


#6

I get the same except mine starts to loads and just says stocking boutique for like 4 hours. System does not freeze during this time. can still work other stuff.


#7

Just upgraded from 17.10 myself and am also encountering this issue. Doing the snap commands. Will update when done.

UPDATE: The snap installs worked for me. Thanks @elcste :grin:


#8

I got this when running it through terminal. ** (ubuntu-mate-welcome:17419): WARNING **: 16:16:54.798: Failed to load shared library ‘libwebkit2gtk-4.0.so.37’ referenced by the typelib: libGL.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/types.py:204: Warning: cannot derive ‘main+AppView’ from non-derivable parent type ‘void’
gi.type_register(cls, namespace.get(‘gtype_name’))
Traceback (most recent call last):
File “/snap/ubuntu-mate-welcome/169/usr/bin/ubuntu-mate-welcome”, line 855, in
class AppView(WebKit2.WebView):
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/types.py”, line 213, in init
super(GObjectMeta, cls).init(name, bases, dict
)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/types.py”, line 192, in init
cls._type_register(cls.dict)
File “/usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/gi/types.py”, line 204, in _type_register
_gi.type_register(cls, namespace.get(‘gtype_name’))
RuntimeError: could not create new GType: main+AppView (subclass of void)

Edit: Also I’ve noticed I can’t install anything. MPV and VLC will end up showing an icon and nothing launches same with krita.

Edit2: Installing vlc with snap worked but it won’t install using normal methods.


#9

On 18.04.1 it fails for me as well. From the command-line with an error from libjavascriptgtk.

$ ubuntu-mate-welcome --boutique
[Welcome] Starting in Software Boutique mode. 
[Welcome] Snap detected. Using __VERSION__ 
[Welcome] Version: 17.10.26 
[Welcome] Application Ready. 
1   0xb3788464 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(WTFCrash+0x14) [0xb3788464]
2   0xb339acc9 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(_ZN3JSC24ScratchRegisterAllocator15allocateScratchINS_7GPRInfoEEENT_12RegisterTypeEv+0xf9) [0xb339acc9]
3   0xb3392318 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(_ZN3JSC24ScratchRegisterAllocator18allocateScratchGPREv+0x18) [0xb3392318]
4   0xb2f62284 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(_ZN3JSC22GetterSetterAccessCase16emitDOMJITGetterERNS_21AccessGenerationStateEPKNS_6DOMJIT12GetterSetterENS_12X86Registers10RegisterIDE+0x354) [0xb2f62284]
5   0xb2f1fd2e /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(_ZN3JSC10AccessCase12generateImplERNS_21AccessGenerationStateE+0x1dee) [0xb2f1fd2e]
6   0xb2f20eaa /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(_ZN3JSC10AccessCase8generateERNS_21AccessGenerationStateE+0x2a) [0xb2f20eaa]
7   0xb2f76e76 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(_ZN3JSC17PolymorphicAccess10regenerateERKNS_24GCSafeConcurrentJSLockerERNS_2VMEPNS_9CodeBlockERNS_17StructureStubInfoERKNS_10IdentifierE+0x9d6) [0xb2f76e76]
8   0xb2f88dff /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(_ZN3JSC17StructureStubInfo13addAccessCaseERKNS_24GCSafeConcurrentJSLockerEPNS_9CodeBlockERKNS_10IdentifierESt10unique_ptrINS_10AccessCaseESt14default_deleteISA_EE+0x5af) [0xb2f88dff]
9   0xb33912de /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(+0x7362de) [0xb33912de]
10  0xb33922a7 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(_ZN3JSC14repatchGetByIDEPNS_9ExecStateENS_7JSValueERKNS_10IdentifierERKNS_12PropertySlotERNS_17StructureStubInfoENS_11GetByIDKindE+0x37) [0xb33922a7]
11  0xb3362767 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(+0x707767) [0xb3362767]
12  0xaa6cc77b [0xaa6cc77b]
13  0xaa627df0 [0xaa627df0]
14  0xaa6046e7 [0xaa6046e7]
15  0xb33a0cc6 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(+0x745cc6) [0xb33a0cc6]
16  0xb339b788 /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(+0x740788) [0xb339b788]
17  0xb331ba3e /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0.so.18(_ZN3JSC11Interpreter14executeProgramERKNS_10SourceCodeEPNS_9ExecStateEPNS_8JSObjectE+0xbbe) [0xb331ba3e]

#10

First I used a persistent live USB of 18.04 and the software-boutique worked only for once.

Afterwards it opens but it does not load anything, just remains a blank window.

The software-boutique is part of the Welcome application. The Welcome application loads normally, but if you click to the software button to open the Boutique, you will receive a blank screen again.

Then I installed ubuntu-mate on an external drive and it happened the same. Software-boutique was loaded for a couple of times and I was capable to install some software. Then it was not functioning anymore.

Later I deleted and reinstalled ubuntu-mate on the external drive and again Software boutique worked only for once.
Then I removed and reinstalled the Welcome and Software Boutique packages, but without result.
I did the reinstallation at least 4 times successfully, but Software Boutique never worked.
Then why should I keep a program which does not work?

So I completely removed both packages, Welcome and Boutique.

We can always install a new program by downloading a deb package, or using the
apt-get install and snap install commands.

The only reason that I miss the Software Boutique is that it give us the opportunity to preview a new program and it presents us with a list of new applications that we are not always aware of.


#11

Please tell us the version of the os 32 or 64 bit? In the 32 bit os there is a problem with software boutique sadly.


#12

This is the filename of the version I downloaded and installed, ubuntu-mate-18.04.1-desktop-i386.iso
The 32 bit os if I am not mistaken.
I preferred that version because I thought it would be lighter for my 8 years old pc.
Do you suggest me to install the 64bit os or the 18.10 Ubuntu-mate version?