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Can't open the software center. Running software-center from the terminal gives:

   Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 36, in <module>
    from softwarecenter.utils import (
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/utils.py", line 48, in <module>
    from config import get_config
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/config.py", line 33, in <module>
    class SoftwareCenterConfig(object, SafeConfigParser):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/abc.py", line 87, in __new__
    cls = super(ABCMeta, mcls).__new__(mcls, name, bases, namespace)
TypeError: Error when calling the metaclass bases
    Cannot create a consistent method resolution
order (MRO) for bases object, SafeConfigParser

Tried reinstalling the software-center, no joy, same error.

I have been developing a python application without creating a virtualenv, could this be the problem? If so what steps can I take to fix things?

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Seems this is known bug. Found a fix for this here https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center/+bug/1038429

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