I'm in a somewhat unusual situation where I'm running a freshly installed Ubuntu 13.10 on a /home partition that already existed before that. That is, all the settings are retained, including those for the Ubuntu Software Center.
I think this has caused a very specific issue, though: the software center thinks I am signed in, but I cannot do anything related to my signed in account. This results in the following:
- "Sync between computers" only shows my currently installed software on this system.
- "Reinstall previous purchases" and "Turn on Recommendations" do absolutely nothing when I click on them.
- Clicking "Write your own review" on an application will cause a window to open, saying "Signing in...". It never does. Leaving that window open for half an hour I decided to cancel the action.
So my question is: how do I fix this? Do I need to remove the settings for the software center? How do I do this?