Kubuntu 12.04 Section with no Package:header?

Nils Kassube kassube at gmx.net
Wed Mar 5 12:26:54 UTC 2014

Vincent wrote:
> Hi Folks,
> I have encountered a problem with both muon & synaptic package
> managers unable to open with the following errors.
> "E: Encountered a section with no Package: header
> E: Problem with MergeList
> /var/lib/apt/lists/za.archive.ubuntu.com_ubuntu_dists_precise-updates_
> multiverse_i18n_Translation-en E: The package lists or status file
> could not be parsed or opened. E: _cache->open() failed, please
> report."

I would suggest to remove the file mentioned in the error message and 
then run the command

sudo apt-get update

That should rebuild the file.


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