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Not able to install any software from ubuntu software center. There is no response after pressing install button.

The error which I get

Traceback (most recent call last):

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/defer/init.py", line 475, in _inline_callbacks result = gen.send(result)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/client.py", line 1622, in
_run_transaction_helper

daemon = get_aptdaemon(self.bus)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/client.py", line 1696, in get_aptdaemon False),

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 241, in get_object follow_name_owner_changes=follow_name_owner_changes)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 248, in init self._named_service = conn.activate_name_owner(bus_name)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 180, in activate_name_owner self.start_service_by_name(bus_name)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 278, in
start_service_by_name 'su', (bus_name, flags)))

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/connection.py", line 651, in call_blocking message, timeout) dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Launch helper exited with unknown return code 1 Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/defer/init.py", line 475, in _inline_callbacks result = gen.send(result) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/client.py", line 1622, in _run_transaction_helper daemon = get_aptdaemon(self.bus) File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/aptdaemon/client.py", line 1696, in get_aptdaemon False), File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 241, in get_object follow_name_owner_changes=follow_name_owner_changes)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/proxies.py", line 248, in init self._named_service = conn.activate_name_owner(bus_name)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 180, in activate_name_owner self.start_service_by_name(bus_name)

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/bus.py", line 278, in start_service_by_name 'su', (bus_name, flags)))

File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/connection.py", line 651, in call_blocking message, timeout)

dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Launch helper exited with unknown return code 1

dbus.exceptions.DBusException: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.Spawn.ChildExited: Launch helper exited with unknown return code 1

Edit 1

New errors after running the command given in the answer.

I tried with sudo too.

A part of the error code

Removing /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/setuptools-1.4.1-py2.7.egg Copying setuptools-1.4.1-py2.7.egg to /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages setuptools 1.4.1 is already the active version in easy-install.pth Installing easy_install script to /usr/local/bin error: /usr/local/bin/easy_install: Permission denied Something went wrong during the installation. See the error message above.

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  • don't remove python,it was necessary to boot ubuntu. Nov 28, 2013 at 9:40

1 Answer 1

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permissions in your python packages are possibly not working , change its permission by using-

sudo chown -R $USER /usr/local/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/

-Replace USER with your login name, if this doesnt works check the output of -

/usr/lib/ubuntu-sso-client/ubuntu-sso-login

If it throw any error ImportError: No module named pkg_resources

then the reason behind this could be setup tools package has been deleted in my Python environment .to solve this use the following script-

curl https://bitbucket.org/pypa/setuptools/raw/bootstrap/ez_setup.py | python

hope it will work.

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  • it worked! thanks , i was able to install software but i was getting error as edited in question after running the curl command
    – Sai
    Nov 28, 2013 at 9:39
  • you can now install trough Ubuntu Software Center ??
    – Sukupa91
    Nov 28, 2013 at 11:23
  • yes, but while running the curl ---- command it resulted in errors as added in the question
    – Sai
    Nov 29, 2013 at 3:33
  • that was for if you failed in first line the one for chown. No issues your problem is solved.
    – Sukupa91
    Nov 29, 2013 at 3:59
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    I agree with @dobey. While it may fix the issue changing permissions in system folders is a bad idea. Plus "fixing" an issue like this does not really get to the root cause
    – Stewart
    Aug 28, 2015 at 23:13

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