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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?

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file it as a bug: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/software-center , because many people are having the same issue: askubuntu.com/questions/277606/… ...... and here: askubuntu.com/questions/143064/… –  pst007x Dec 25 '13 at 21:50

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