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Old 12-02-2010, 07:58 AM   #1
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YLMFos problem with the Ubuntu Software Centre

Hi All,
I'm new to Linux I have made my laptop dual boot to try out YLMFos, all was working well until after reading a few websites I decided to do the system upgrade, after 239megs of download all appeared to be OK, but now the software center doesn't work, it tries to start but then just disappears off of the taskbar, I've tried removing it and reinstalling it using Synaptic Package Manager, I also tried downgrading it, but still nothing, I have tried using different servers but still no joy,below is a copy of the terminal screen when I try to run the software center now;
root@alan-laptop:/home/alan# software-center
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/software-center", line 78, in <module>
from import SoftwareCenterApp
File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/", line 42, in <module>
from view.viewswitcher import ViewSwitcher, ViewSwitcherList
File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/view/", line 34, in <module>
from import SoftwareChannel
File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/backend/", line 22, in <module>
from softwarecenter.distro import get_distro
File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/", line 88, in <module>
File "/usr/share/software-center/softwarecenter/distro/", line 77, in _get_distro
module = __import__(distro_id, globals(), locals(), [], -1)
ImportError: No module named Ylmf_OS

I think that the YLMF OS may have used a bespoke version of the software center so how do I go about getting it back, any help appreciated,
Old 06-29-2011, 08:07 PM   #2
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Hi there, found this thread immediately when searching on much of your error message about "...No module named Ylms_OS"
Here's a link to a solution which just worked for me with Ylmf v3.0 (essentially ubuntu 10.04) so I thought I'd share in case anyone else got and searched on this error when trying this "xp-a-like" distro

oh, seems the link gets blocked for first time post...
well, it's a "blogspot"[1] "com"[2] website,
for someone named "jeffhoogland"[3]
created on date "2010/06"[4]
called "howto-use-ubuntu-software-center-in"[5] "html"[6]
and the format of the address would be [3].[1].[2]/[4]/[5].[6]

if you can't get there (from the amazing code I devised above!) please let me know...
Hope this helps someone incl. OP (if still stuck)


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