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

Robert Roth evfool at gmail.com
Sat Sep 8 08:56:24 UTC 2012

** Package changed: tomboy (Ubuntu) => update-manager (Ubuntu)

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  update fails with "no Package: header"

Status in “update-manager” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  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.


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