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  1. #1
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    Red face Ubuntu Software Center in 12.04 does not open

    when i start it in terminal it displays the following error
    i'm a newbie i don't know much technical info
    pls say as simple as possible


    2012-06-03 21:10:40,921 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None'
    2012-06-03 21:10:40,927 - softwarecenter.db.database - INFO - open() database: path=None use_axi=True use_agent=True
    Traceback (most recent call last):
    File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 176, in <module>
    app.run(args)
    File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/app.py", line 1341, in run
    self.show_available_packages(args)
    File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/app.py", line 1271, in show_available_packages
    self.view_manager.set_active_view(ViewPages.AVAILA BLE)
    File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/session/viewmanager.py", line 149, in set_active_view
    view_widget.init_view()
    File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/availablepane.py", line 177, in init_view
    root_category=self.cat_view.categories[0])
    IndexError: list index out of range

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    Re: Ubuntu Software Center in 12.04 does not open

    open your terminal and do as
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install --reinstall software-center
    and try again.
    Google First your issue , if no solution then ask.

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    Unhappy Re: Ubuntu Software Center in 12.04 does not open

    ubuntu software does not reinstall


    Reading state information... Done
    The following packages will be upgraded:
    software-center
    1 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 210 not upgraded.
    Need to get 620 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 20.5 kB disk space will be freed.
    Get:1 http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/ubuntu/ precise-updates/main software-center all 5.2.2.2 [620 kB]
    Fetched 620 kB in 7s (86.8 kB/s)
    (Reading database ... 156664 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace software-center 5.2 (using .../software-center_5.2.2.2_all.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement software-center ...
    dpkg: error processing /var/cache/apt/archives/software-center_5.2.2.2_all.deb (--unpack):
    trying to overwrite '/usr/share/app-install/channels', which is also in package app-install-data-partner 12.12.04.1
    dpkg-deb: error: subprocess paste was killed by signal (Broken pipe)
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    /var/cache/apt/archives/software-center_5.2.2.2_all.deb
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

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    Re: Ubuntu Software Center in 12.04 does not open

    open your terminal and do this

    Code:
    sudo -i
    cd /var/cache/apt/archives
    dpkg -i --force-overwrite software-center_5.2.2.2_all.deb
    dpkg --configure -a
    do the last command a few times if things not set up .

    Thanks to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...pt-get-227042/
    Google First your issue , if no solution then ask.

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    Smile Re: Ubuntu Software Center in 12.04 does not open

    thanks raja
    it worked
    once again thank you very much

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    Re: Ubuntu Software Center in 12.04 does not open

    thanks raja
    it worked

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    Re: Ubuntu Software Center in 12.04 does not open

    you are welcome and thanks for marking as solved .
    Google First your issue , if no solution then ask.

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    Re: Ubuntu Software Center in 12.04 does not open

    Im having this issue. software center just craps out. something about a file not being able to be parsed or opened. i tried your remedy but it says that file does not exist. halp!

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    Re: Ubuntu Software Center in 12.04 does not open

    I am also having this issue, but your fix did not work for me. I'm running on an Asus K52N
    Code:
    AMD Turion II P540 Dual-Core Processor
    6gb memory
    Mobility Radeon HD 4200 Series (display)
    Storage- SB7x0?SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [ACHI mode]
    Disk- ATA Disk ST95005620AS Seagate
    Error Message:
    Code:
    hobbit@ALaptop:~$ sudo apt-get install --reinstall software-center
    [sudo] password for hobbit: 
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree       
    Reading state information... Done
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 reinstalled, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    Need to get 0 B/622 kB of archives.
    After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
    (Reading database ... 207166 files and directories currently installed.)
    Preparing to replace software-center 5.2.6 (using .../software-center_5.2.6_all.deb) ...
    Unpacking replacement software-center ...
    Processing triggers for desktop-file-utils ...
    Processing triggers for bamfdaemon ...
    Rebuilding /usr/share/applications/bamf.index...
    Processing triggers for gnome-menus ...
    Processing triggers for man-db ...
    Processing triggers for hicolor-icon-theme ...
    Setting up software-center (5.2.6) ...
    Updating software catalog...this may take a moment.
    INFO:softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache:aptcache.open()
    Traceback (most recent call last):
      File "/usr/sbin/update-software-center", line 169, in <module>
        result = rebuild_database(pathname)
      File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/update.py", line 1043, in rebuild_database
        cache.open()
      File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/pkginfo_impl/aptcache.py", line 243, in open
        self._cache = apt.Cache(GtkMainIterationProgress())
      File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 102, in __init__
        self.open(progress)
      File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/cache.py", line 149, in open
        self._list.read_main_list()
    SystemError: E:Type '--2012-11-17' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
    E: Type '--2012-11-17' is not known on line 1 in source list /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
    E: The list of sources could not be read.
    hobbit@ALaptop:~$ sudo -i
    root@ALaptop:~# cd /var/cache/apt/archives
    root@ALaptop:/var/cache/apt/archives# dpkg -i --force-overwrite software-center_5.2.2.2_all.deb
    dpkg: error processing software-center_5.2.2.2_all.deb (--install):
     cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    Errors were encountered while processing:
     software-center_5.2.2.2_all.deb
    Please keep in mind I'm as new as new gets and I've been googling pretty much EVERYTHING I've read on these forums. So in lamens terms: just give me the dummies guide to the dummies guide.
    Last edited by Atone410; November 18th, 2012 at 10:37 PM. Reason: Forgot the newb disclaimer.

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