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No matter what I search for in Ubuntu Software Centre, the only search results are magazines. I'm searching from the top level category.

If I browse the categories manually (Graphics->3D for example), it shows no results. I can install and search for software in Synaptic without issues.

I've run sudo apt-get update from the terminal, it doesn't report any issues.

Is this likely to be a bug? I'm using Ubuntu 10.10.


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Can you post a screenshot ? – bodhi.zazen Dec 21 '11 at 20:07
I've posted a link to a screenshot. It won't let me post an image in the post because I'm a new user... – xort372 Dec 21 '11 at 20:14
Those are not magazines, those are thumbnails / pictures of the available applications. Try clicking on "Provided by Ubuntu". – bodhi.zazen Dec 21 '11 at 20:17
I'm aware of what thumbnails are... I meant the results refer to e-magazines (such as EasyLinux Ausgabe). – xort372 Dec 21 '11 at 20:20

Thanks for your question.

This sounds like the "app-install-data" package is not (correctly?) installed. Could you please install it via "sudo apt-get install --reinstall app-install-data

If that does not help, could you please open a terminal window (e.g. gnome-terminal) and run the command "software-center" there and paste the output messages it generates?

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What happens if you click on "Show 101 technical items" at the bottom of the screenshot?

Or, your "Software Sources" entries could be incomplete.

Open the Edit->Software Sources menu (I'm on 11.10, YMMV), and make sure you have the categories you desire checked, select a reasonably local Ubuntu server, examine all the tabs and when you're done, click Close and exit Software Center. When next you run Software Center, it should pick up more than EasyLinux Ausgabe (which, I asume, in your example, had an article on "gimp") .

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