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The new "software centre" won't run after my upgrade to 16.04 last night. Trying it from the unity bar - nothing happens. I read that it should be running gnome's software manager. Trying from the command line - if I got the command right, gives this result

    $ gnome-software

(gnome-software:5748): Gs-WARNING **: failed to open plugin /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: /usr/lib/gs-plugins-9/libgs_plugin_xdg_app_reviews.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Timeout was reached
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  • Temprarily turn off automatic updates and then Try doing a sudo apt update in the terminal. I had this happen. Apr 23 '16 at 1:00
  • Yep, it's working now. How strange, but thanks...
    – Jazz
    Apr 23 '16 at 1:19
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I had the same problem after a fresh install and it started working after I killed the process in System Monitor.

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  • Yes, some sort of problem here definitely. Not sure it's much of an improvement to the old one anyway.
    – Jazz
    Apr 25 '16 at 6:33
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    This. ps -Af | grep gnome-software then kill <pid>
    – JorgeeFG
    Jun 28 '16 at 17:27
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I had the same problem. I installed all the updates under System Settings -> Details -> Overview -> Install Updates (Button in the bottom right corner. Ignore if it says System Up-To-Date) and rebooted my PC 3 times (ie: install updates then reboot, install updates then reboot, install updates then reboot, this was straight after a fresh install). Then finally the Software Centre began to work.

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