Ubuntu – Software center freezing on start up


I already did the apt-get purge, install and update thing but it still freezes when trying to start. This is what I get trying to start in terminal:

cliff@cliff-Aspire-X1301:~$ software-center
2013-06-26 17:00:29,092 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None'
2013-06-26 17:00:29,097 - softwarecenter.db.database - INFO - open() database: path=None use_axi=True use_agent=True
2013-06-26 17:00:29,501 - softwarecenter.backend.reviews - WARNING - Could not get usefulness from server, no username in config file
2013-06-26 17:00:29,653 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - show_available_packages: search_text is '', app is None.

Best Answer

I had the same problem. For me removing the cache at ~/.cache/software-center and then opening the Software Center, did the job. Just open your home folder, press ctrl+h to reveal hidden files, open .cache and delete the folder software-center (or, safer, rename it, e.g. to software-centerDeleted). It seems no root permissions are required.

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