software-center crashed with UnicodeDecodeError in __init__(): 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xa7 in position 0: invalid start byte

Asked by K Chandrasekhar Omkar on 2011-07-08

software-center crashed with UnicodeDecodeError in __init__(): 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xa7 in position 0: invalid start byte

ProblemType: Crash
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: software-center 4.0
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-8.42-generic 2.6.38.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-8-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
Architecture: i386
Date: Fri Jul 8 23:23:31 2011
ExecutablePath: /usr/share/software-center/software-center
InterpreterPath: /usr/bin/python2.7
LiveMediaBuild: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Release i386 (20110427)
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcCmdline: /usr/bin/python /usr/bin/software-center apt:adobe-flashplugin?channel=$distro-partner
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
PythonArgs: ['/usr/bin/software-center', 'apt:adobe-flashplugin?channel=$distro-partner']
SourcePackage: software-center
Title: software-center crashed with UnicodeDecodeError in __init__(): 'utf8' codec can't decode byte 0xa7 in position 0: invalid start byte
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare

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Last query:
2011-07-08
Last reply:
2011-07-08

Please press ctrl + alt + t and please try:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
sudo apt-get --reinstall install software-center

give your user passwd when requested, you will not see any char when you type the passwd, so type and press enter

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