Ubuntu Foundation's Bug Bot
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Mon Sep 10 04:19:23 UTC 2012
*** This bug is a duplicate of bug 346386 ***
Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make
Ubuntu better. Reviewing your bug report it seems that you are
experiencing bug 346386. This issue happens when you have tried to
update your package information when you are a network that didn't
return the right files. This issue can be cleaned up by using the
following commands in a terminal:
1.) sudo rm /var/lib/apt/lists/*
2.) sudo apt-get update
Thanks and good luck!
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** This bug has been marked a duplicate of bug 346386
[MASTER] Update fails with invalid package files with "Encountered a section with no Package: header"
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This happens when I forget to open a web browser first to log into my
company's Barracuda web filter. As a result, update-manager cannot
reach (some?) of the repositories.
All of that would be expected behavior, except that it causes a
permanent problem in the update mechanism; after gaining full internet
access, the update manager still stops with the same error (attached).
I do know how to solve it, it involves running the following commands:
sudo apt-get clean
sudo rm -r lists.old
sudo mv lists lists.old
sudo mkdir -p lists/partial
sudo apt-get clean
sudo apt-get update
This took quite a while to figure out, I think update-manager should
handle it better when there is no unrestricted internet connection to
This affects all currenlty supported Ubuntu releases; currently I'm on
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