Serious Problem Encountered

Leszek Lesner leszek.lesner at
Fri Oct 2 10:21:31 UTC 2015


Am 02.10.2015 um 12:16 schrieb Steven Duckworth:
> Please help!
> An exclamation mark suddenly appeared on my taskbar next to the
> network indicator, and on clicking it I received the following:
> 'An error occurred, please run Package Manager from the right-click
> menu or apt-get in a terminal to see what is wrong.
> The error message was: 'Error: Opening the cache (E: encountered a
> section with no Package: header, E: Problem with
> Mergelist / var/lib/apt/lists... installed packages have unmet
> dependencies.'
> Synaptic won't open, stating a similar error.
> Any idea how to recover the system?
Try opening up a terminal and entering
sudo apt-get update
Does it fix it ?
If not try moving /renaming the file that is mentioned in the error
report (the /var/lib/apt/lists/ one) and executing
sudo apt-get update
This should fix it.

Basically the list locally stored informing which apps are available on
the repo is corrupted for some reason.

Hope that helps :)

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