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I tried reinstalling software center (after apt update) and got errors.

Notice that some Loki Release repositories do not have a Release file.

I upgraded Freya to Loki. I noticed numerous errors in the log about not having permissions, as well as the missing release files in Update Manager.

Here is the syslog output:

File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/__init__.py", line 6, in <module>
    from .debfile import DebFileApplication, DebFileOpenError
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/debfile.py", line 25, in <module>
    from softwarecenter.db.application import Application, AppDetails
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/db/application.py", line 28, in <module>
    import softwarecenter.distro
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/__init__.py", line 201, in <module>
    distro_instance = _get_distro()
  File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/__init__.py", line 176, in _get_distro
    module = __import__(distro_module_name, globals(), locals(), [], level)
ImportError: No module named "elementary"

One: "Input error: No module named "elementary"
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First of all the only way to upgrade Freya to Loki is to reinstall elementaryOS. So if you didn't fresh install Loki I suggest you to do so, to prevent errors like this one to happen.

Second, in Loki the Software Center was removed to give place to AppCenter.

  • I did an install over Freya. The icon for Software center still shows in the dock and in the menu. Would it help to repeat the installation? – user5832 Sep 17 '16 at 2:19
  • As I told you earlier, you have to reinstall, which means make a backup of whats important to you and when installing Freya format each partition before installing Loki. That's is the only and official way to do it. – António Pereira Sep 17 '16 at 9:32
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Having no software center and not being able to get Synaptic Package Manager is like having arms and legs chopped off. We don't all use phones for Internet, quite a lot of serious users use a desktop. What's the point of having to mess with terminal to get the things that you need after installation? I have to go back to Ubuntu until I find an opsys I am happy with. The things I like are pantheon look and the old Midori. I shall miss those

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