[Bug 1047744] [NEW] update fails with "no Package: header"

Launchpad Bug Tracker 1047744 at bugs.launchpad.net
Sat Sep 8 08:56:26 UTC 2012

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I booted up my machine after 3 months and it refuses to perform software
updates using Muon or with apt-get from cmdline.

E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
E: Problem with MergeList /var/lib/apt/lists/linux.ntuoss.org_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_restricted_binary-amd64_Packages
E: The package lists or status file could not be parsed or opened.

I ran apt-get clean and apt-get update then  replicted the same from
cmdline with   apt-get dist-upgrade

Linux owl 3.2.0-24-generic #39-Ubuntu SMP Mon May 21 16:52:17 UTC 2012
x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Ubuntu 12.0.4

Why did this this happen on its own? did something break in the last
update?  Last update in dpgk.log.1 was on 29/05/2012 and no errors are
logged in it.

I am unable to run ubuntu-bug because the same problem prevents i from
running to completion successfully.


** Affects: update-manager (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

update fails with "no Package: header"
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