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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 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.app - 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 - softwarecenter.backend.reviews - 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 - aptcache.open()
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 1358, in run
    self.show_available_packages(args)
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/app.py", line 1288, in show_available_packages
    self.view_manager.set_active_view(ViewPages.AVAILABLE)
  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 133, in init_view
    SoftwarePane.init_view(self)
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/softwarepane.py", line 234, in init_view
    self.datadir)
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/appdetailsview.py", line 886, in __init__
    self._layout_page()
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/appdetailsview.py", line 1185, in _layout_page
    self.pkg_statusbar = PackageStatusBar(self)
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/views/appdetailsview.py", 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? https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+bug/1000238

I'd suspect it should be fixed fairly soon, if you are affected by the above bug & can't wait a temp workaround here. http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=11945803&postcount=31

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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. ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=416 –  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
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A new install is usually best, though you can try - askubuntu.com/questions/3659/… –  doug May 29 '12 at 22:12
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