development release of software-center fails to start

Bug #887392 reported by Tristen Lundquist-Conley on 2011-11-08
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
software-center (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Ubuntu Release: Ubuntu Precise 12.04
Package Version:software-center 5.1.1

Expected Software Center to open; it failed to open.

Output upon starting via the terminal responds:
misha@Jeeves:~$ software-center
Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "atk-bridge"
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 131, in <module>
    from import SoftwareCenterAppGtk3
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/", line 82, in <module>
    from softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.panes.installedpane import InstalledPane
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/panes/", line 36, in <module>
    from softwarecenter.ui.gtk3.models.appstore2 import (
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/ui/gtk3/models/", line 33, in <module>
    from import get_review_loader
ImportError: No module named reviews

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: software-center 5.1.1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.1.0-2.3-generic 3.1.0
Uname: Linux 3.1.0-2-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
ApportVersion: 1.25-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
Date: Mon Nov 7 20:10:41 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha i386 (20111104)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: software-center
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

Related branches

Kiwinote (kiwinote) on 2011-11-08
summary: - Software-Center fails to start
+ development release of s-c fails to start
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
status: New → In Progress
Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
assignee: nobody → Kiwinote (kiwinote)

This bug was fixed in the package software-center -

software-center ( precise; urgency=low

    - list sc.backend.oneconfhandler and as packages
      this allows s-c to startup on the development release (LP: #887392)
 -- Kiwinote <email address hidden> Tue, 08 Nov 2011 16:49:29 +0000

Changed in software-center (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
Aslam Muhammad (aslamckra) wrote :

You must choose more complete titles for bug so that it might avoid possible duplicates. Why not use software-center completely instead of that s-c?

summary: - development release of s-c fails to start
+ development release of software-center fails to start
Dale Beaudoin (twocamels) wrote :

no fix here as of yet. Ubuntu software center was working just fine until I read the thread at Ubuntu Forums where some beta testers were reporting Software Center Problems. I then updated through synaptic and now my Software Center is disabled. Is this a waiting game for because of high traffic on the repos?

Gary Lasker (gary-lasker) wrote :

Hi Dale, the version with the fix is You can check if it has reached your repositories by doing the following at the command line:

  $ sudo apt-get update
  $ apt-cache policy software-center

This will show you if version is available to install (note that the previous version 5.1.1 is the version with this bug).

Then, just type the following to update to software-center, and it should start up fine after that.

  $ sudo apt-get install software-center

If has not yet reached your repos/mirrors, just wait a bit more and it will (I see it myself now).

Let us know if you have any further trouble. Thanks!

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