*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 1573408 ***
I found that SOME repositories don't have the package files for Gnome
updates, but some others do. So for me the same symptoms occurred with
Changing my local repository to another one fixed the problem for me. In
my case adding deb http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial-updates
main solved the problem.
Here's a list of mirrors I think work at least with gnome updates:
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GNOME Software does not install third-party .deb packages
Status in gdebi:
Status in GNOME Software:
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Status in gnome-software package in Ubuntu:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (clean install). 64-bit. Final release.
Gnome-software version: 3.20.1+git20160420.1.ca63436.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu2
*** 3.20.1+git20160420.1.ca63436.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu2 500
500 http://no.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu xenial/main amd64 Packages
I intended to install MEGA Sync Client, Google Chrome and Dropbox by
downloading the needed packages from their websites (respectively
https://mega.nz/#sync and https://www.google.com/chrome/ and
https://www.dropbox.com/install?os=lnx ). I opened the packages one by
one with gnome-software and pressed Install - nothing, except for a
super-quick progress bar animation, happened. No matter how many times
I tried, same result. Also, an icon pops up on the panel saying
"Waiting to install", but nothing seems to happen.
This only seems to happen with third-party packages; installing a
random deb from packages.ubuntu.com/xenial worked.
I even tried to reinstall the system to make this work, but same
Gdebi, however, installs the packages as expected.
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: gnome-software 3.20.1+git20160420.1.ca63436.ubuntu-xenial-0ubuntu2
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-21.37-generic 4.4.6
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-21-generic x86_64
Date: Thu Apr 21 21:01:52 2016
InstallationDate: Installed on 2016-04-21 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Release amd64
PATH=(custom, no user)
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
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