When I run appcenter and type two letters into the search bar the application crashes with the following error. The same error (without the 3rd line) occurs when I click in specific categories. For example it crashes on Internet but not in Graphics category.

[INFO 09:11:19.229139] Application.vala:155: App Center version: 0.1.2
[INFO 09:11:19.229221] Application.vala:157: Kernel version: 4.4.0-51-generic
[FATAL 09:11:24.781323] Client.vala:241: The package id's '' are not valid
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

This bug is also covering in other posts which I am trying to merge here.

App Center is crashing

App center crashes when typing into search bar

edit: This is a confirmed bug (#1646164) you can view bellow the bug report. So I suppose we are just waiting for the fix.

Bug Report here

2 Answers 2


New appcenter is out,0.1.3, sudo apt-get remove appcenter && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install appcenter

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    That just sound wrong - simple upgrade should fix it without uninstalling/reinstalling (you even suggest remove instead of purge so config files are kept). Do you have any reason for reinstalling instead of just upgrading?
    – jena
    Dec 5, 2016 at 22:52
  • Update could be enough, but I prefer to uninstall, update and reinstall. They are my own customs. The important thing of the information I shared was the new version that corrected the problems of the previous one. Greetings.
    – Cruru 80
    Dec 6, 2016 at 10:24

The issue has been resolved. I just downloaded the updates and it does not crash when you insert 2 characters or search through the categories :)


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