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Software center not opening

Ubuntu software center closed after 1 second after i opened it. this is what i get when i open it with terminal

jeggy@localhost:~$ software-center
2012-05-29 17:33:54,755 - - INFO - setting up proxy 'None'
2012-05-29 17:33:54,832 - softwarecenter.db.database - INFO - open() database: path=None use_axi=True use_agent=True
2012-05-29 17:33:55,217 - softwarecenter.region - WARNING - failed to use geoclue: 'org.freedesktop.Geoclue.Error.notAvailable: Geoclue master client has no usable Address providers'
2012-05-29 17:33:55,696 - - WARNING - Could not get usefulness from server, no username in config file
2012-05-29 17:33:55,891 - softwarecenter.db.pkginfo_impl.aptcache - INFO -
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 176, in <module>
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/", line 1358, in run
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/", line 1288, in show_available_packages
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/session/", line 149, in set_active_view
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/", line 133, in init_view
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/", line 234, in init_view
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/", line 886, in __init__
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/", line 1185, in _layout_page
    self.pkg_statusbar = PackageStatusBar(self)
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/", line 176, in __init__
    self.progress.set_data("transparent-bg-hint", True)
AttributeError: 'ProgressBar' object has no attribute 'set_data'
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marked as duplicate by jokerdino, Eliah Kagan, Jorge Castro, Mitch, John S Gruber Sep 8 '12 at 14:33

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known bug, first showed in 12.10-dev, seems to now affect 12.04?

I'd suspect it should be fixed fairly soon, if you are affected by the above bug & can't wait a temp workaround here.

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i have played with ubuntu alot, so maybe it's my own fault :P – Jeggy May 29 '12 at 16:58
Thanks! that workaround worked, i just found out i have 12.10 :/ don't know how :P – Jeggy May 29 '12 at 17:00
It also does now affect 12.04, If you are going to keep 12.10 then I'd back up anything important externally & maybe keep an eye on this subforum for issues, ect. (not many yet, likely will be some. – doug May 29 '12 at 17:09
thanks for the tip, but do you know how i can downgrade to 12.04 again? or is it easier to format it? – Jeggy May 29 '12 at 17:18
A new install is usually best, though you can try -… – doug May 29 '12 at 22:12

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