I'm not sure if the software center is just broken or if it's missing.

I think it was removed from the bottom tab, the one at the bottom of the screen, by my brother. I went through applications and found a program titled "Software" but nothing specifically titled "Software Center" or "Ubuntu Software Center" can be found.

It has been a long time since I have used the software center to get anything, so I'm wondering if it that is the correct program or if it's not.

When I open it, the "All" tab reads:

No Application Data Found

The "Installed" tab is blank and doesn't show anything. The "Update" tab claims everything is up to date but when I refresh it, it never finishes.

Is something wrong or am I just doing it wrong, again?

  • Again, Please fully update your system. That's all you need. – user692175 Aug 16 '17 at 3:51
  • This happened on my son's PC right after he did a update to 18.04. – RyanN Aug 30 '18 at 11:52

You can reinstall the Software Center by pasting this long line into the Terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T):

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get --purge --reinstall install software-center software-properties-common software-properties-gtk

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