Software Center

Hello Everyone. I have a problem regarding Software-Center. Whenever I want to install or search for something there it does not work and I have to reinstall it again. Is there any solution?

Can you please expand this statement and describe what it is doing? "It does not work" could really mean anything.

Everything seems to work but if I want to search for something it shows nothing and loading. If I reinstall it again then it works for some time and then again

Let's check if the problem is in your connection to software APT or with Gnome-Software, itself.
Can you try opening a terminal and running

sudo apt update

Please post the output here.

If everything looks good, we can try installing a package that you are trying to install using terminal, in order to see if there are any error messages with it.

Reading package lists... Done
E: Could not get lock /var/lib/apt/lists/lock. It is held by process 170439 (aptd)
N: Be aware that removing the lock file is not a solution and may break your system.
E: Unable to lock directory /var/lib/apt/lists/

Please close out gnome-software, then re-run the command.
APT can only operate with one lock at a time.

Hit:1 Index of /ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:2 Index of /ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:3 https://dl.google.com/linux/chrome/deb stable InRelease
Get:4 Index of /ubuntu focal-security InRelease [114 kB]
Hit:5 Index of /stable/ focal InRelease
Hit:6 Index of /patches/ focal InRelease
Hit:7 Index of /apps/ focal InRelease
Hit:8 Index of /drivers/ focal InRelease
Hit:9 Index of /vala-team/ppa/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:10 Index of /zorinos/apps/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:11 Index of /zorinos/drivers/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:12 Index of /zorinos/patches/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:13 Index of /zorinos/stable/ubuntu focal InRelease
Hit:14 https://download.vscodium.com/debs vscodium InRelease
Get:15 Index of /ubuntu focal-updates InRelease [114 kB]
Get:16 Index of /ubuntu focal-backports InRelease [108 kB]
Get:17 Index of /ubuntu focal-updates/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [278 kB]
Get:18 Index of /ubuntu focal-updates/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [390 kB]
Get:19 Index of /ubuntu focal-updates/multiverse amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [944 B]
Get:20 Index of /ubuntu focal-backports/main amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [8,004 B]
Get:21 Index of /ubuntu focal-backports/universe amd64 DEP-11 Metadata [30.8 kB]
Hit:22 Index of /repos/ms-teams/ stable InRelease
Fetched 1,044 kB in 17s (61.8 kB/s)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
All packages are up to date.

Looks good. Which package can we try installing?

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Thank you man, I will let you know if the same problem happens. So far it worked