software-center core dumps, Ubuntu Vivid

Bug #1429235 reported by William Bouterse
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

updates on Vivid 030515
Unity Desktop
No execution from softwate-center icon
Terminal # sudo software-center
ERROR:root:DebFileApplication import
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/", line 4, in <module>
    from debfile import DebFileApplication, DebFileOpenError
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/", line 21, in <module>
    from apt.debfile import DebPackage
  File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/apt/", line 23, in <module>
    import apt_pkg
ImportError: /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/ undefined symbol: _ZN13pkgSrcRecords4StepEv
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Revision history for this message
Peter Flynn (frisket) wrote :

This may also affect update-manager, which also dumps core on my 15.04, but I don't know any way to make update-manager emit underlying error messages.

Effectively, I am unable to do a release-uprade to 15.10 now, as both software-center and update-manager are inoperative.

William reported this in March 2015...

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