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Each time I try installing *software-center * on Kali, I get:

E: Package 'software-center' has no installation candidate

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  • That's strange because it's in the repository... you could try just downloading the file manually.
    – fooot
    Apr 17, 2014 at 17:02

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You need to add the repositories first.

  1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add these two lines

    deb http://http.kali.org/ /kali main contrib non-free
    deb http://http.kali.org/ /wheezy main contrib non-free
    
  2. In terminal type apt-get update

  3. then try apt-get install software-center

It should work.

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  • It does not work now. I know it's an old answer...
    – DimiDak
    Jul 9, 2020 at 15:41
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for kali-linux and i think other Linux distributions you can install instead synaptic package manager or gnome-software which is like Ubuntu software manager

install synaptic with just simply

sudo apt update
sudo apt install synaptic

and you can install gnome-software with the following steps

sudo apt update
sudo apt install gnome-software

after that add these repositories /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://kali.download/kali/ kali-rolling main non-free contrib
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-last-snapshot main non-free contrib
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-experimental main non-free contrib
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib

and run it with gnome-software if you didn't find the package in gnome-software search for it in synaptic

check this blog https://linuxconfig.org/gui-software-installers-for-kali-linux

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This should be in your /etc/apt/sources.list

deb http://kali.download/kali/ kali-rolling main non-free contrib
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian stable main contrib non-free
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-last-snapshot main non-free contrib
deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-experimental main non-free contrib
deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main non-free contrib

Then:

apt-get update

And:

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  • Kali documentation says "If you want to install additional tools and software (such as signal) outside of what Kali has to offer, you may need to include an extra repository for this to happen. Please do not alter /etc/apt/sources.list, as this is used for the Kali Linux Operating System. Any extra tools and software needs to be placed into their own file in the directory /etc/apt/sources.list.d/" ...
    – Jeff Schaller
    Aug 30, 2020 at 13:24
  • ... and "Likewise, adding other operating system’s repositories into Kali (such as trying to put Ubuntu on Kali), will break your installation. This is the single most common reason why Kali Linux systems break."
    – Jeff Schaller
    Aug 30, 2020 at 13:24
  • Nothing broke since 6 months I'm using it. Also if Kali had software center working as it should (because it is included in the original installation at the first place, IT JUST DOES NOT WORK), users wouldn't have to research to make it work. Also nobody tried "to put Ubuntu on Kali".
    – DimiDak
    Aug 30, 2020 at 13:57

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