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Hello I wonder if you can help me. My Ubuntu software centre is just not there. Even when I type software centre into the into the Dash search, nothing comes up Please help. I am using Ubuntu 11.10. Thank you

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Could you test typing software center into the Dash (note the „er” at the end)? –  lgarzo Jul 4 '12 at 12:39
    
I did that. Nothing happened –  K I Jul 4 '12 at 13:02

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First try opening a terminal and use the following command :

software-center

If software centre does not open, please post the error message.

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The error message is too long to post. do you want any particular part of it? –  K I Jul 4 '12 at 13:07
    
Just paste it into the comment box. It will only accept the first 600 characters or so. –  Tom Jul 4 '12 at 13:25
    
2012-07-04 14:34:46,315 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.em - INFO - EM's: 17 15 21 2012-07-04 14:34:54,008 - softwarecenter.backend.reviews - WARNING - Could not get usefulness from server, no username in config file –  K I Jul 4 '12 at 13:35
    
2012-07-04 14:34:54,608 - softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.utils - INFO - Softwarecenter style provider for ambiance Gtk theme: /usr/share/software-center/ui/gtk3/css/softwarecenter.css 2012-07-04 14:35:06,178 - softwarecenter.db.update - WARNING - error processing: time data '' does not match format '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S' –  K I Jul 4 '12 at 13:36
    
2012-07-04 14:35:06,285 - softwarecenter.db.update - WARNING - error processing: time data '' does not match format '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S' 2012-07-04 14:35:06,974 - softwarecenter.db.update - WARNING - error processing: time data '' does not match format '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S' 2012-07-04 14:35:07,289 - softwarecenter.db.update - WARNING - error processing: time data '' does not match format '%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S' –  K I Jul 4 '12 at 13:37

You might not have Ubuntu Software Center installed on your computer. To install it you can use command line. Type Ctrl+Alt+T to open terminal. In that window run these two commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install software-center

That should work. Please give feedback.

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Thank you for that. I have done that but is says that software-center is already the newest version, but I can not find it. –  K I Jul 4 '12 at 12:46
    
try the answer below. it should work since you have it installed. –  laborim Jul 4 '12 at 12:48
    
Below was the error message –  K I Jul 4 '12 at 13:04
    
sorry what do you think I should try now? –  K I Jul 4 '12 at 13:09
    
By the way I have tried un-installing it and re-installing it. Still no joy. –  K I Jul 4 '12 at 13:38

Try this.

Just press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open Terminal. When it opens, run the commands below.

sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/* -vf
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update

Then try Software Center. If it opens OK; otherwise if does not open, please post any error message(s) that come up.

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Try to Un-Install and then Re-Install Ubuntu software Center. HERE's the instructions on how to do it.

Hope it helped :)

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