The new software center worked for some time for me but now wouldn't fetch anything from it's database. I get the circular loading sign and nothing loaded at all on the last two tabs, namely: 'Installed' and 'Updates'. Same problem with searching on the 'All' tab. This is what it looks like

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The last thing I remember doing is asking the software center to update five of the six applications available to be updated and leaving my computer at it.

  • general thing to do: start it from command line and watch for errors. – Rinzwind Jun 20 '16 at 17:55

When I started software-center from the terminal, Software Center gave an error message saying the package system was broken. I clicked repair and now everything is back to normal.

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