As of late Software Updater gets frozen (won't close after checking), while

sudo apt-get update && apt-get upgrade

work fine. Any ideas or anybody else with the same problem?

I have Xubuntu 14.04 x64.

Update: The final answer to my question is that I have a borked system, which most probably happened when I completely removed Steam and its repository. It so happens that I've lost AbiWord, Bomi and some other apps from different PPAs and cannot reinstall them until I fix broken packages which include gcc-4.9 and four other files.

As is said, sheet happens, and I'll wait till April for a clean install of the next stable release.


You can try to fix the software center by reinstalling it.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install --reinstall software-center 
  • No, the software center is fine. It's the Software Updater that freezes. Besides, reinstalling update-manager, didn't help any. – S.R. Jan 18 '16 at 12:06

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