Budgie welcome unable to install apps

Whenever I try to install anything from Budgie welcome, it always fails. At first, I thought that it was because I had the installed the Budgie desktop on what was Ubuntu Mate, so I installed Ubuntu Budgie 18.04.4, since performing a clean installation isn’t a big deal for me on this computer. After installing Ubuntu and downloading updates, it still wouldn’t work.


What is the output you see in the terminal of

sudo apt update && sudo apt dist-upgrade

Get:1 [link removed] bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]
Hit:2 [link removed] InRelease
Hit:3 [link removed] InRelease
Get:4 [link removed] InRelease [88.7 kB]
Hit:5 [link removed] bionic InRelease
Get:6 [link removed] InRelease [74.6 kB]
Hit:7 [link removed] InRelease
Fetched 252 kB in 2s (139 kB/s)
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
3 packages can be upgraded. Run ‘apt list --upgradable’ to see them.
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Calculating upgrade… Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
apturl apturl-common argyll argyll-ref dvd+rw-tools efibootmgr evince-common folks-common fonts-liberation2 fonts-opensymbol gedit-common gir1.2-champlain-0.12 gir1.2-clutter-1.0 gir1.2-clutter-gst-3.0 gir1.2-cogl-1.0 gir1.2-coglpango-1.0 gir1.2-evince-3.0 gir1.2-gdesktopenums-3.0 gir1.2-geoclue-2.0 gir1.2-geocodeglib-1.0 gir1.2-gfbgraph-0.2 gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0 gir1.2-gst-plugins-base-1.0 gir1.2-gstreamer-1.0 gir1.2-gtkchamplain-0.12 gir1.2-gtkclutter-1.0 gir1.2-gtksource-3.0 gir1.2-gweather-3.0 gir1.2-json-1.0 gir1.2-peas-1.0 gir1.2-rest-0.7 gjs growisofs gstreamer1.0-gtk3 gthumb-data guile-2.0-libs libatkmm-1.6-1v5 libbdplus0 libboost-date-time1.65.1 libboost-filesystem1.65.1 libboost-iostreams1.65.1 libboost-locale1.65.1 libbrlapi0.6 libburn4 libcairomm-1.0-1v5 libchamplain-0.12-0 libchamplain-gtk-0.12-0 libclucene-contribs1v5 libclucene-core1v5 libcmis-0.5-5v5 libcolamd2 libdvdnav4 libdvdread4 libeot0 libevdocument3-4 libevent-2.1-6 libevview3-3 libexiv2-14 libfolks-eds25 libfolks25 libfwup1 libgail18 libgc1c2 libgfbgraph-0.2-0 libgjs0g libglibmm-2.4-1v5 libgmime-2.6-0 libgnome-games-support-1-3 libgnome-games-support-common libgpgmepp6 libgpod-common libgpod4 libgtkmm-3.0-1v5 libgtksourceview-3.0-1 libgtksourceview-3.0-common libgxps2 libisofs6 libjte1 libkpathsea6 liblirc-client0 liblua5.2-0 libmozjs-52-0 libmpeg2-4 libmpv1 libmusicbrainz5-2 libmusicbrainz5cc2v5 libneon27-gnutls libopencore-amrnb0 libopencore-amrwb0 libpangomm-1.4-1v5 libperl4-corelibs-perl libpkcs11-helper1 libpoppler-glib8 libqqwing2v5 libqt5positioning5 libqt5printsupport5 libqt5qml5 libqt5quick5 libqt5sensors5 libqt5webchannel5 libqt5webkit5 libraw16 libsgutils2-2 libsidplay1v5 libsigc+±2.0-0v5 libspectre1 libsuitesparseconfig5 libuchardet0 libva-wayland2 libxmlsec1 libxmlsec1-nss libyelp0 lp-solve media-player-info network-manager-openvpn openvpn phantomjs python3-brlapi python3-ewmh python3-louis python3-mako python3-markupsafe python3-pyatspi python3-pyxattr python3-speechd python3-xdg python3-xlib rtmpdump xbrlapi xprintidle youtube-dl
Use ‘sudo apt autoremove’ to remove them.
The following packages will be upgraded:
faba-icon-theme moka-icon-theme xserver-common
3 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 60.6 MB/60.6 MB of archives.
After this operation, 1,824 kB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
Get:1 [link removed] amd64 faba-icon-theme all [link removed] [621 kB]
Get:2 [link removed] amd64 moka-icon-theme all [link removed] [60.0 MB]
Fetched 60.6 MB in 15s (4,047 kB/s)
(Reading database … 216976 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to unpack …/faba-icon-theme_4.5-a~xenial~NoobsLab.com_all.deb …
Unpacking faba-icon-theme ([link removed]) over (4.1.2-1) …
Preparing to unpack …/moka-icon-theme_5.5~xenial~NoobsLab.com_all.deb …
Unpacking moka-icon-theme ([link removed]) over (5.3.6-1) …
Preparing to unpack …/xserver-common_2%3a1.19.6-1ubuntu4.4_all.deb
Unpacking xserver-common (2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.4) over (2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.3) …
Setting up xserver-common (2:1.19.6-1ubuntu4.4)
Setting up faba-icon-theme ([link removed])
keep visit on [link removed]
Setting up moka-icon-theme ([link removed])
keep visit on [link removed]
man-db (2.8.3-2ubuntu0.1)




Then install something. Anything interesting in the terminal that appears?

I get this when installing the Ant theme:
grep: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ubuntubudgie-ubuntu-backports-bionic.list: No such file or directory
Gtk-Message: 09:58:05.626: GtkDialog mapped without a transient parent. This is discouraged.
Error executing command as another user: Not authorized

This incident has been reported.
[Apt] Reloading cache…
[Apt] Cache reloaded.

I also get a pop-up that tells me I need the ppa:ubuntubudgie/backports repository, but it fails when I click ok. I have also tried installing the ppa itself using the option under recommendations, but it fails with the same terminal output.

So, the line

got me curious, so I tried running the program as superuser, and it worked. I think budgie welcome is trying to install apps under my account, which obviously doesn’t have the privileges required.

What type of user account have you got?

I presume you mean that you can’t use sudo with your account?

I’m using the default account that I made during installation, and I can use sudo. The only way I could install anything was by running the command “sudo budgie-welcome”

what is the version of welcome you are using ?

budgie-welcome --version

if it isnt v0.12.1 please run

snap refresh

budgie-welcome is already 0.12.1

Not really sure what is going on. I’ve done a fresh 18.04 install and refreshed to v0.12.1 of budgie-welcome.

Stuff can be installed as normal.


What is the output of this command?


uid=1000(why) gid=1000(why) groups=1000(why),4(adm),24(cdrom),27(sudo),30(dip),46(plugdev),119(lpadmin),128(sambashare)


sorry - I’m stumped

You should have a look at
[1⋅ Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 Testing Week |2⋅ Ubuntu Budgie 20.04 Testing Week ]
as using sudo for running a graphical app’ may have damaged some permissions in your personal folder.

You you post outputs from commands, use « preformatted text » for easier readability :