Software Center Not Showing Installed Apps

Tried this:
killall snap-store
Get this:
snap-store: no process found

sudo apt install --reinstall gnome-software

restart 2:11
Still Software Center Not Showing Installed Apps nor can not upgrad = AFU

HW = HP Pavilion g6
OS = UbuntuMate 22.04

I'm trying to get rid of Audacity = 3.1.0 that I installed via the software center but the installed tab = blank.

Tried this:
killall snap-store
get this:
snap-store: no process found

Tried this:
sudo apt install --reinstall gnome-software
restarted OS and still is blank

Tried this:
sudo apt-get purge --auto-remove audacity
Get this:
Package 'audacity' is not installed, so not removed
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 110 not upgraded.

Even though it IS installed and I can open it but it doesn't work in ALSA, I need HDAudio.So I need to uninstall the snap version and install the AppImage version.

sudo apt update
sudo apt-get install update-manager-core
sudo apt-get update
sudo do-release-upgrade

Went to Control Center>Software Updater and update everything except LibreOffice

Now Software center works, and was able to uninstall audacity.

@ptosis Welcome to the Ubuntu MATE community!

Here are a few notes that might help you (and others) clarify the different applications that let you install, update, and remove applications and operating system updates:

  • You mentioned that you are running Ubuntu MATE 22.04. It won't be fully released until April, so you are running software that is still in development. Some things, like the "Software Boutique" won't fully work until then.
  • By "snap-store" I think you are meaning the "software-boutique". The "Software Boutique" won't actually be populated with applications until closer to the release. It is a curated collection of applications and snaps, not the whole repository of software.
  • When you use the command "apt" or "apt-get" to install or update via a terminal, you also access the whole repository. You can use either to install, remove or update applications until 22.04 is fully released.
  • The application you installed "gnome-software" is a separate application that gives you access to the Ubuntu repository.
  • The "Software Updater" is essentially a graphical front-end to "apt" and "apt-get" that works in the same way as the terminal commands -- with the whole software repository.
  • Support for Snap packages is installed in Ubuntu MATE by default and allows the "Software Center", the "Software Updater", and the "Software Boutique" to install, update, and remove snap packages. You can also use the "snap" command in the terminal.
  • Technically, although the "Snap Store" can be installed as a snap package on Ubuntu MATE. More accurately, the "Snap Store" refers to the online repository of snap packages that you can access via the "Snap Store" snap package application.

I hope these explanations help to remove some of the mystery and confusion that some people experience when navigating the options for installing software on Linux distributions.

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Running 21.10, but same problem
This is pre existing problem that i have been facing since 18.10.
Some time it works, some it don't.
Had to restart all services or reboot that might work....most of the times.