I just did a clean install of 16.04 and I'm having an issue with the software center. The funny thing is I installed Ubuntu a few weeks ago on this same machine and didn't have the issue but I had to wipe it out and reinstall and I'm having issues now. When I open up the software center, it will stay open for a few seconds and just close, no crash dialog or anything. When I run gnome-software from terminal I get the message "Segmentation fault" when it shuts down and that's it. No other information
It looks like a bug (more information).
The proposed solutions :
- Solution 1:
sudo killall gnome-software
sudo rm -r ~/.local/share/gnome-software
This will first, end (kill) the process of gnome-software if it is running, then remove gnome-software from the
~/.local/share folder, then it will be recreated automatically when you launch it (gnome-software or ubuntu-software) again.
gnome-software from the Unity Launch Button.
- Solution 2:
sudo apt-get autoremove gnome-software
sudo apt-get install gnome-software -f