Ubuntu mate 18.04 lts Missing Software Boutique


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


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

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


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


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 )?


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.


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:


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
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.


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]


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.


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.


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?