Software center not opening
I'd like to look at the Ubuntu Software Center configuration files, to check and see if there's a simple reason why the package appears to be partly broken. Does anyone know where they should be, on a standard, just-installed-yesterday from a formatted harddrive Ubuntu 12.04 install?
All the features of software-center work, except syncing between computers. I think there might be a user name or password problem, or some simple problem identifying my other computers. I can't tell without more information.
In short, sometimes my other computers appear on the list in the sync menu in software-center. Sometimes they don't. And when they do appear, I do not get a package list for the other installs when I click on them.
When running software-center from the command line I get this message:
software-center 2012-05-23 13:52:06,630 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - INFO - setting up proxy 'None' 2012-05-23 13:52:06,637 - softwarecenter.db.database - INFO - open() database: path=None use_axi=True use_agent=True 2012-05-23 13:52:06,854 - softwarecenter.backend.reviews - WARNING - Could not get usefulness from server, no username in config file 2012-05-23 13:52:07,237 - softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache - INFO - aptcache.open()
I suspect the "no username in config file" is pointing to the key problem. How do I fix it?
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edit: Going on Eliah Kagan's comments, I ran:
cd ~/.config; rm -r software-center
sudo apt-get --purge --reinstall install software-center
on my computers... and everything is exactly the same. There are no other computers listed to sync with, the "no username in config file" message is still there, etc. No improvement with the symptoms.
~/.config/software-center/softwarecenter.cfg file looks like this. Should it?
[general] maximized = False size = 871, 536 add_to_launcher = True recommender_uuid = recommender_profile_id =
The more I google-around the more I see other people have the same blank entries in their softwarecenter.cfg file, so I suspect this isn't the problem. Perhaps its my user account on the Ubuntu servers. How would I check that this isn't the source of the problem?
edit2: Perhaps logging out of Ubuntu Software Center here https://login.ubuntu.com/+applications and re logging in might help, technically, "Deleting" then running Software Center to re-launch the Application. Hmm, no this doesn't seem to have any effect. Still only the local computer is listed.
It's strange because yesterday my other computers were listed before I clicked on the "stop syncing" option. I can't seem to get them to come back up.